27th June 2017, Shanghai, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has won its bid to provide a digital hybrid set-top-box (STB) solution for Turkey’s direct-to-home (DTH) and cable operator, Turksat. The contract was confirmed prior to MWC Shanghai 2017 and ZTE is now due to start providing its stable and high performance digital video broadcasting-cable and over-the-top (DVB-C + OTT) hybrid STBs.
Turksat is one of the world’s leading DTH and cable operators, providing its customers across Asia and Europe with a full series of services including, but not limited to: voice, internet, TV and radio. It has more than 1.5 million TV subscribers in Turkey alone.
Turksat is purchasing DVB + OTT hybrid STBs for the first time in order to provide stable DVB services and interactive OTT services for its end users. ZTE’s stable STBs will help Turksat develop the region’s digital TV industry and provide a clearer and more reliable video experience.
With more than 10 years’ experience in the video domain, ZTE has pioneered the research and commercial use of STBs. As the industry leader, ZTE is providing stable, high performance STBs for customers worldwide. The large-scale commercial use of ZTE STBs in Turkey will help accelerate the development of digital terrestrial TV. Through this cooperation with Turksat, ZTE is able to offer its world leading products and services to families in Turkey.