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Netplus Broadband Launches Next Gen IPTV Set-Top Box

Netplus Broadband, the internet arm of Fastway Transmissions has brought a Next Gen IPTV service to the customers in partnership with ZTE. According to the data available, Fastway Transmissions is the 5th largest MSO in the country with its Internet arm Netplus Broadband available in 163 cities across North India. Netplus Broadband is also providing 1 Gbps plans in select cities of North India. Alongside the IPTV-enabled Set-Top Box, Netplus also launched two Triple Play plans starting at Rs 1,099. With the Triple Play plans, customers will get high-speed FTTH broadband plan, IPTV/OTT content and landline service in one package. Having said that, Netplus Broadband has its services only in North India for now, but the company says it’s continually looking to expand the reach.

Netplus Next Gen IPTV Features Detailed

While Reliance Jio was expected to be the first operator to launch IPTV service, Netplus Broadband is already offering the service to its customers in North India. Netplus’ Next Gen IPTV box comes with features like Multiple Screens, Live TV, Time Shift TV, Catch Up TV, Video-on-Demand, Radio, Apps, Home Media and a pre-installed Browser.

The IPTV service from Netplus Broadband allows users to watch their favourite TV programme in mobile, tab and PC, in addition to the Android TV-based Set-Top Box that will be provided to the customers. According to Netplus, the Android TV-based Next Gen Box offers Live TV service; Since it’s based on IPTV, users will get quick access to many channels and they can even make use of the Catch TV service. Furthermore, there’s a new feature called Time Shift TV that allows the users to watch missed programmes of the last two hours.

Netplus also says the Next Gen IPTV service has a dedicated Video-on-Demand (VoD) service with over 1000 movies available for viewing already. Being an Android TV-based Box, the Next Gen Box from Netplus Broadband will also come preinstalled with some of the popular OTT apps available in the market right now. Alongside that, users can install their apps from the in-built Google Play Store or they can sideload them.

Speaking on occasion Fastway Transmissions Group CEO Mr Prem Ojha said “this is in line to our strategy to launch converged services in India. The entire plan will consist of FTTH broadband services, IPTV, OTT & Voice Services, along with smart home solutions. All these services which Netplus will be offering to its users will be driven on FTTH Fibre.”

Netplus also says it will provide smart home solutions going forward, but the details of this service are not revealed yet.

Netplus Broadband Triple Play Plans Detailed

Netplus Broadband also announced two Triple Play plans bundling broadband, IPTV and landline services starting at Rs 1,099. The two Triple Play plans from Netplus Broadband are Premium HD Pack and Platinum HD Pack, priced at Rs 1,099 and Rs 1,199, respectively. The Premium HD Pack offers 100 Mbps speeds without any FUP limit, fully loaded IPTV with over 328 HD & SD channels and smart telephony voice service with unlimited voice calling benefit.

The Platinum HD pack also offers similar benefits, but the Live TV channel count is 354, which is the reason why Netplus is charging Rs 100 more from the customers. Netplus says the IPTV service is available across all the location where it has FTTH services.―Telecom Talk

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