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China Telecom kickstarts 3G mobile video streaming

High-end video streaming has arrived in China. China Telecom has selected NSN to achieve the launch, utilising the latter's 3G CDMA EVDO service. 

Close on the heels of its 3G service launch, China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) is now rolling out high-end video streaming services across mainland China. For the first time subscribers now have access to higher speed and richer mobile applications such as live Mobile TV, video on demand and download. The new features are a result of the 3G CDMA EVDO (Evolution, Data Optimised) Video Streaming Service delivered by Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). 
The centralised 3G CDMA EVDO video streaming platform supports nationwide diversified audio/video format, with quality that is at least 50% higher than the traditional 2G solution. China Telecom comment, "the large capacity, advanced features, high stability and reliability of the streaming server engine makes it an ideal solution to support live broadcasts, video on demand and downloading, not to mention highly convenient for new application expansions." 
"As the main supplier of China Telecom's video streaming service platform, we are very proud to provide unique and compelling 3G video services in the region," added Zhang Tong, Vice-President of NSN Greater China Region. "Our flexible and secure streaming control capability ensures service stability and an improved user experience. What's more, given our previous deployment experience, we are ideally positioned to adhere to China Telecom's launch schedule." 
NSN leveraged its initial 2G video streaming base at China Telecom to successfully complete the first phase of the new platform delivery within a month. This allowed China Telecom to launch commercial services by end March - well within its stipulated time-frame. NSN has now implemented 3G video streaming solutions for more than 25 operators across the globe. 

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