MTNL Launches IPTV and Video Phone Calling Services in Mumbai

MTNL has partnered with Aksh Optifibre to offer 100 interactive personalised television channels (IPTV) and video phone calling services in Mumbai.

Aksh-Tel, Aksh Optifibre’s interactive personalized television delivers TV programming, which comes with a high quality reception and several add on features like time-shift television, video on demand etc..

V Spyk launched by Aksh is a real time video-phone calling service between two users. Both the services are easily available to all MTNL broadband subscribers. [via tm]

The services costs Rs 499 per month, which includes IPTV, VOIP and 50 free calls and 50 MB broadband services. MTNL has scheduled to launch mobile TV very soon. MTNL would also offer interactive education and e-shopping on its IPTV platform shortly.

But TRAI says that MTNL is a basic service operator and cannot offer value-added services like IPTV. MTNL would have to first spend around Rs 400 crore to obtain a Universal Access Service Licence (UASL) and only then announce plans for value added services. [via mynews]

Tata, Reliance and Bharti Telecom are the other companies that provide IPTV service.

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  1. Dear Sir,
    we are a software company. We are now diversifying into media. We want to broadcast
    our Non News channel on IPTV. Hence what is the rules and regulations we have to follow. I request you to please let me know the same.

  2. #####IOC Netcom offers broadband solutions and IPTV and has set up a 200 km fibre optic network in Mumbai and Delhi. The company, which suffered a loss of Rs 2.14 crore on revenues of Rs 2.19 crore in fiscal 2008, is about to launch its broadband services in Mumbai.

  3. %%New Delhi, March 7 In a short span after Argentum Motors acquired the production facility of erstwhile Daewoo Motors, the company is set to expand its capacity for small cars to 4 lakh per annum. Argentum Motors would also start manufacturing 1-2 litre engines to cater to the demand for small cars.

  4. >>>Videocon Dhoot trying to buy IPTV rights from Indiaonline owned by Ashish deora
    The Dhoot family, the promoters of Videocon Group, has bought 14% equity in IOL Netcom, a Mumbai-based broadband company, from the open market. The transaction is being perceived by the industry as a take over bid.

  5. **Argentum is also planning to invest around Rs 500 crore to upgrade the facility. The three promoters of the company will eventually hold around 12% in the company after the debt is converted into equity and fresh investors are roped in.

  6. __#IOL broadband has also advanced plans to deploy broadband interactive services in SMEs and large corporate offices.

  7. >>>(IOL broadband has also advanced plans to deploy broadband interactive services in SMEs and large corporate offices.

  8. **IOL broadband has also advanced plans to deploy broadband interactive services in SMEs and large corporate offices.

  9. Today IOL Netcom owner Ashish deora is big name.in worlds bussiness market.the latest……..IOC Netcom offers broadband solutions and IPTV and has set up a 200 km fibre optic network in Mumbai and Delhi. The company, which suffered a loss of Rs 2.14 crore on revenues of Rs 2.19 crore in fiscal 2008, is about to launch its broadband services in Mumbai.

  10. __Videocon Dhoot trying to buy IPTV rights from Indiaonline owned by Ashish deora
    The Dhoot family, the promoters of Videocon Group, has bought 14% equity in IOL Netcom, a Mumbai-based broadband company, from the open market. The transaction is being perceived by the industry as a take over bid.

  11. New Delhi, March 7 In a short span after Argentum Motors acquired the production facility of erstwhile Daewoo Motors, the company is set to expand its capacity for small cars to 4 lakh per annum. Argentum Motors would also start manufacturing 1-2 litre engines to cater to the demand for small cars.

    “We are creating flexibility at our plant to suit a larger range of vehicles. Our existing facility, which can produce engines in the size of 1.3-1.7 litre, is being expanded for 1-2 litre,” said Mr Ajay Singh, Chairman, Argentum Motors.

    He said that the company was also setting up a new paint shop and an assembly line which would have a capacity of 2.5 lakh-3 lakh cars per annum at an investment of Rs 500 crore.

    “The new capacity would be in addition to our existing one, allowing us to produce 4 lakh small cars per annum,” said Mr Singh. The company had earlier said that the plant had a capacity to produce 2 lakh car bodies, 4 lakh engines, 4 lakh gear boxes and 35,000 aluminium die casting division per annum.

    On the company’s interest to manufacture Nano in response to Mr Ratan Tata’s statements about Tata Motors open for licensed manufacturing of the car, Mr Singh said, “We have no intention of making the Nano because of lower margins. But it has led to the whole world looking at India as a hub for small cars. So we are essentially looking at OEMs who would like to outsource manufacturing to India for their global operations.”

    Initially, the company expects to commence its component business by May with exports mainly to the European market. Eventually it intends to contract manufacture cars.

    “We are in the final stages of negotiation for manufacturing of components which would start by May. While we are talking to both European and American OEMs, our exports are likely to be to Europe,” he added. In the first year of operations, the company plans to utilise 25 per cent of its production capacity.

    Regarding the company’s plans for contract manufacturing for commercial vehicles, Mr Singh said, “We are talking to commercial vehicle manufacturers for helping us build bodies and other parts for this segment of vehicles. This includes CV companies who are looking to enter India with their products as well as those who already have a presence.” The company is promoted by former Hyundai President Mr B. V. R Subbu; Director promoter of SpiceJet Mr Ajay Singh; and Mr Ashish Deora.

  12. the collaboration b/w Mr.ashish deora’s company IOL and MtNl is providing “video on demand” facility to the users.That’s a very good and easy to use concept now..but it was not that easy…n it has become possible by great efforts made by mtnl and prominent entrepreneur ashish deora.

  13. MTNL has partnered with Aksh Optifibre to offer 100 interactive personalised television channels (IPTV) and video phone calling services in Mumbai.

    Aksh-Tel, Aksh Optifibre’s interactive personalized television delivers TV programming, which comes with a high quality reception and several add on features like time-shift television, video on demand etc..
    the owner ashish deora of

    IOC Netcom offers broadband solutions and IPTV and has set up a 200 km fibre optic network in Mumbai and Delhi. The company, which suffered a loss of Rs 2.14 crore on revenues of Rs 2.19 crore in fiscal 2008, is about to launch its broadband services in Mumbai.

  14. IPTV News – Videocon’s Dhoots look to snap up IOL Netcom owned By Ashish Deora
    The Dhoot family, the promoters of Videocon Group, has bought 14% equity in IOL Netcom owned by Ashish deora, a Mumbai-based broadband company, from the open market transaction is being perceived by the industry as a take over bid.

    In the last two months, Shree Dhoot Trading & Agencies Ltd, an investment company of the Dhoots, has mopped up 11.72% shares in the loss-making firm, earlier known as IOL Broadband. This is in addition to the 1.97% stake that Videocon Realty & Infrastructure Ltd, a Videocon group company, owns in IOL Netcom.

    Sources close to the development said the Dhoots have hired an advisor for further negotiations to gain management control of the zero-debt company that was the first in Asia to launch IPTV.

    Videocon Group officials have met IOL Netcom president Siddharth Srivastava to discuss areas of mutual cooperation. However, the talks did not cover any buyout proposal.

    IOC Netcom offers broadband solutions and IPTV and has set up a 200 km fibre optic network in Mumbai and Delhi. The company, which suffered a loss of Rs 2.14 crore on revenues of Rs 2.19 crore in fiscal 2008, is about to launch its broadband services in Mumbai.

    When contacted, Mr Srivastava said that the share purchase by Videocon is not seen as a hostile bid by Netcom, even though there was no understanding between the two companies on the transaction. “We have a wide range of investors with no identifiable group of promoters. This segment is set for a boom and may be the new investors see value in our shares,” he told ET.

    Videocon Group chairman Venugopal Dhoot was not available for comments.

    Videocon’s synergies with IOL Netcom would include joint development of direct-to-home (DTH) content and internet protocol TV (IPTV) platforms, supply of fibre for the broadband business, besides alliances in marketing, retailing and branding.

    The Videocon Group is planning to launch its DTH services across the country by the end of the year. As the DTH business has significant strategic synergies with IOL, the Dhoots are keen on acquiring Netcom, said an industry official familiar with the matter.

    The share price of IOL Netcom, has crashed from its peak of Rs 580 as on August 9 last year to Rs 76.50 as on Thursday on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The sharp decline was a good opportunity for the Dhoots to buy into the company.

    The family has done similar in other companies. For instance, the Dhoots have bought a substantial chunk of shares in Archies, the maker of greeting cards and now looking for a management control.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Infotech/Internet_/Videocons_Dhoots_look_to_snap_up_IOL_Netcom/articleshow/3312325.cms

  15. IPTV News – Videocon’s Dhoots look to snap up IOL Netcom owned By Ashish Deora

    The Dhoot family, the promoters of Videocon Group, has bought 14% equity in IOL Netcom, a Mumbai-based broadband company, from the open market transaction is being perceived by the industry as a take over bid.

    In the last two months, Shree Dhoot Trading & Agencies Ltd, an investment company of the Dhoots, has mopped up 11.72% shares in the loss-making firm, earlier known as IOL Broadband. This is in addition to the 1.97% stake that Videocon Realty & Infrastructure Ltd, a Videocon group company, owns in IOL Netcom.

    Sources close to the development said the Dhoots have hired an advisor for further negotiations to gain management control of the zero-debt company that was the first in Asia to launch IPTV.

    Videocon Group officials have met IOL Netcom president Siddharth Srivastava to discuss areas of mutual cooperation. However, the talks did not cover any buyout proposal.

    IOC Netcom offers broadband solutions and IPTV and has set up a 200 km fibre optic network in Mumbai and Delhi. The company, which suffered a loss of Rs 2.14 crore on revenues of Rs 2.19 crore in fiscal 2008, is about to launch its broadband services in Mumbai.

    When contacted, Mr Srivastava said that the share purchase by Videocon is not seen as a hostile bid by Netcom, even though there was no understanding between the two companies on the transaction. “We have a wide range of investors with no identifiable group of promoters. This segment is set for a boom and may be the new investors see value in our shares,” he told ET.

    Videocon Group chairman Venugopal Dhoot was not available for comments.

    Videocon’s synergies with IOL Netcom would include joint development of direct-to-home (DTH) content and internet protocol TV (IPTV) platforms, supply of fibre for the broadband business, besides alliances in marketing, retailing and branding.

    The Videocon Group is planning to launch its DTH services across the country by the end of the year. As the DTH business has significant strategic synergies with IOL, the Dhoots are keen on acquiring Netcom, said an industry official familiar with the matter.

    The share price of IOL Netcom, has crashed from its peak of Rs 580 as on August 9 last year to Rs 76.50 as on Thursday on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The sharp decline was a good opportunity for the Dhoots to buy into the company.

    The family has done similar in other companies. For instance, the Dhoots have bought a substantial chunk of shares in Archies, the maker of greeting cards and now looking for a management control.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Infotech/Internet_/Videocons_Dhoots_look_to_snap_up_IOL_Netcom/articleshow/3312325.cms

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