In Broadcast - January 2014 - 14
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Bouygues Telecom Improves IPTV
provider Bouygues Telecom has
deployed Broadpeak's BkE100 Live
RTP retry servers to manage its IPTV
service on Bbox Sensation premium
Relying on the high-performance
network servers, Bouygues Telecom
can support packet loss recovery
for live content on a variety of STBs,
dramatically improving the quality
of experience (QoE) for subscribers.
"Visual defects caused by packet
loss are unacceptable for a premium
IPTV multiscreen service," said
Thibaut Keraval, who is responsible
for IPTV/OTT platforms at Bouygues
Telecom. "Through standardsbased communication protocols,
Broadpeak's BkE100 servers
eliminate visual problems like macroblocks and frozen frames, increasing
our customer satisfaction."
When packet loss is detected, the
STB requests a retransmission of the
missing packets according to RTP
retry standards. Broadpeak's BkE100
server ensures missing packets are
recovered before the decoding
process begins, eliminating audio
and video signal impairments.
Jacques Le Mancq, Broadpeak's
CEO, described the BkE100 server
as "the most comprehensive network
server for packet loss recovery".
Powered by Broadpeak's highperformance software, running on
top of off-the-shelf servers, the
BkE100 servers enable Bouygues
Telecom to beneﬁt from continuing
performance improvements and
reduced operating expenses.
Capable of capturing up to 800
TV channels and supporting up to
100,000 simultaneous users, the
Broadpeak BkE100 servers provide
Bouygues Telecom with a scalable
and cost-effective solution that
guarantees a superior QoE over
any IPTV system.
Tier 1 Service Provider Deploys Mariner xVu
ariner has announced the
deployment of its multi-awardwinning Mariner xVu software
deﬁned monitoring (SDM) platform
at one of the largest communications
companies in the US.
"Mariner xVu's SDM gives service
providers an enhanced view into all
operational aspects of an increasingly
complex network operation that
now does more than just deliver a
set of linear channels to a single
screen television. By using SDM to
replace hardware-based solutions,
Mariner xVu provides greater realtime visibility of the service across
the entire network to ensure a
quality experience on any screen
the consumer selects," said Mariner
President Marc Savoie.
The service provider is using Mariner
xVu throughout its rapidly expanding
IP video service offering to enhance
subscriber quality of experience
(QoE) and customer service.
The IP-video market has entered
Mariner's xVu software deﬁned
a high growth phase, and Mariner
claims xVu has emerged as the
clear SDM market share leader for
operators who are expanding their
The operator has selected Mariner
xVu as part of a widespread service
expansion that includes doubling
the number of TV channels offered,
substantially investing in more videoon-demand titles and evolving to a
TV Everywhere concept of allowing
consumers to watch what they want,
when they want, on any screen.
Mariner xVu software has been able
to scale with the largest operators in
the world, giving operations teams
the tools to proactively identify
H U N : U U X h a s p ro v i d e d
Telenor Hungary with one of
the world's first Internet TV asa-Service (iTaaS) platforms.
The turnkey solution enables
Telenor to offer its subscribers a
uniﬁed MyTV service which includes
live TV, catch-up TV and VoD content,
and can be accessed on all Internet
connected devices and screens.
The UUX intelligent iTaaS
cloud-streaming platform can
manage and support millions of
daily multiscreen interactions.
The service will offer 14 channels
covering news, sports and general
USA: Telekom Austria Group
has launched its DTH platform
on Harmonic ProStream 9100
with ACE high-density stream
processors and transcoders, SMD
9200 DVBS-S2 modulators, and
NMX Digital Service Manager.
Delivering superior video quality
and the flexibility to support
multiple complex digital processing
applications, the Harmonic solution
enables the group's entry into
the field of satellite television.
This will meet rising DTH demand
in Central and Eastern Europe.
USA: The Advanced Television
Systems Committee (ATSC)
has elevated the A/105
Interactive Services system to
'candidate standard' status.
This status is viewed as a major step
toward becoming an ATSC Standard.
A/105 provides for the extension
of services to second screens and
provides for delivery of needed
resources via the Internet path.