are launching IPTV offerings in 2006, BellSouth isn't
sitting on their hands. The company is planning for a 2007 launch, which may provide time for lessons learned as well
as strategic partner choices. By mid-year, BellSouth expects to trial IPTV with over a thousand folks. Currently, the
technical trials are "aligned" with the Microsoft TV
, but there's no guarantees just yet. Although the company denies it, we're thinking that they're in a
"wait and see" mode to watch other providers using the Microsoft platform.
What do you
think: smart move for BellSouth to wait or will 2007 show them behind the IPTV curve?