IPTV Concepts related to Kosovo's Telecommunication Network

Cakaj S., Sheholli V., Gashi H.

9th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Informatics and Communications, Moscow, Russia, 20 - 22 August 2009, pp.210-211 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Moscow
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-211
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


PTK (Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo) is incumbent telecommunication operator, still as a public owned company providing fixed, mobile and internet services in Kosovo. Mobile operator has around 850.000 customers. On the fixed side is not done too much on penetration increment (currently is around 6%), but very good steps on technological level are taken. The complete network structure is digitalized, based on TDM and NGN concept. Both these structures today are operational providing services for voice and data through ADSL fixed lines. The transmission infrastructure is based on MW and F.O, always aiming toward building the strong fiber optic based structure. Although the main optical fiber back bone is still under implementation, the existing operational switching and routing infrastructure of main centers of Kosovo are interconnected to transmission structure on SDH hierarchy or on dark fiber concept through gigabit Ethernet level. Through this paper the future aspects of network development toward IPTV implementation in Kosovo's network are presented.