SARFT:Cable Internet Available In Most Chinese Cities By 2015

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The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has been drafting a three-year-plan on the integration of China’s TV, telecom and Internet networks, according to local media Economic Information Daily. If the state council had this plan approved, by 2015 Chinese urban users from county-level cities would have been able to access to the Internet through cable television and enjoy services through cable network.

This digital conversion effort could have changed the whole marketplace. Data from SARFT said that China had reached 140 digital cable subscriber households as of the end of 2012, which is almost 66% overall conversion to digital cable.

“To be brief, the ultimate aim is to cover network to places wherever cable television is available. By the end of 2015, 80% of the covered cable network would have two-way accesses, and internet services like IPTV, paid TV, interactive games, online payment and IP Telephone, etc. ” said an insider.

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