Tech Mahindra, Sun Micro announce alliance for IPTV

Pune: Tech Mahindra and IT infrastructure major Sun Microsystems have announced a strategic alliance to provide systems and software for internet protocol television (IPTV) services to customers in India and Asia Pacific markets.

The two companies will set up a technology lab within Tech Mahindra''s facilities in Pune where they will jointly develop solutions for service providers such as telecom operators or cable TV operators to make their services interative and adaptable to a muiltitude of entertainment, commercial and education applications.

The alliance comes in the wake of the announcement of Sun Streaming System - the industrys'' first scalable video dellivery platform which enables cable and telecommunication service operators to offer new video-based services and personalised video streams.

These capabilities of the Sun platform will be enhanced by Tech Mahindra''s capabilities in systems integration as well as content management software.