Broadband goes to China

Great Wall Broadband is to use EnReach’s iTV middleware and application software to bring web-browsing, e-mail, video and music-on-demand to China.

Alviso CA-based EnReach, a provider of middleware and application software for delivering Internet-based TV over broadband IP networks, has formed a partnership with Great Wall Broadband Network Service, a service provider deploying broadband services in more than 60 cities throughout China.

Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Great Wall Broadband will use EnReach’s services and integration expertise in a low cost set-top box which will include EnReach’s iTV middleware and application software to enable web-browsing, e-mail, and video and music-on-demand.

The new service will be available to multi-tenant units (MTU) and broadband residential markets throughout China. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou will be among the first cities to receive the EnReach enabled iTV services provided by Great Wall Broadband.

Great Wall Broadband plans to invest more than six hundred million dollars over the next three years to enhance the broadband infrastructure in China.

Today, Great Wall Broadband has built broadband networks in more than 20 cities. Currently, more than 2.7 million consumers subscribe to Great Wall Broadband’s high-speed Internet access service. Moreover, Great Wall Broadband has signed agreements to provide broadband services to more than 15 million households throughout China.

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