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Tata Sky selects Sun Microsystems to build DTH service in India

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (UNI) Tata Sky Ltd, a joint venture between tha Tata and Star, today announced Sun Microsystems Inc will provide IT Infrastructure solutions and support for their Direct-To-Home (DTH) television service in India that will be launched by mid-2006.

Tata Sky Ltd CEO Vikram Kaushik said, ''Sun's offerings will enable us with a technology infrastructure that is the best and will help deliver high service level standards that we are targeting.'' Tata Sky will be building a high quality digital infrastructure in the country to offer superior television viewing experience to Indian households. The service will enhance the choice for viewers looking for the best of pay television services in the country.

''Our products are highly scalable and reliable, making it easier for us to deliver mission critical applications for the most exciting new DTH TV project in the world,'' Sun Microsystems MD Bhaskar Pramanik said.

Tata Sky will be powered by a combination of Sun Fire E20K servers running Ultra SPARC(R) IV+-based processors and Sun Fire Workgroup servers.

The servers will run the Solaris (TM) 10 operating system with Sun N1(TM) System Manager to ensure maximum up-time, fault recovery and load management.

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