AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2013) - (IBC stand 14.C10) -- Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announces that Belgium's largest telecommunications operator, Belgacom, has selected Edgeware's Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) solution to deliver its "TV Partout/TV Overal" multiscreen service. Edgeware's solution plays a key role in delivering scalability for both live TV and advanced network services.
The explosive growth of video traffic caused by the increasing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) video, multiscreen services and connected TVs have created inherent challenges for service providers, specifically in quality of experience (QoE) and scalability. Edgeware's D-VDN is a highly optimized IP video delivery solution that directly addresses this issue. Deployed last summer alongside its existing nPVR system based on Edgeware's IPTV technology, Belgacom has already seen extensive results. Belgacom TV now boasts a subscriber base of 1.4 million, and the TV Partout app has a growing success amongst IPTV customers.
Edgeware's solution gives Belgacom's subscribers access to 55 channels at home or on the go, supporting a range of devices including connected TVs, PCs/Macs, iOS and Android devices. In addition, customers can use the TV Partout app to access the full Belgacom TV Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and schedule recordings on their nPVR service.
"Scalability was the key reason we selected Edgeware's multiscreen solution," said a spokesperson for Belgacom. "Edgeware allowed us to rapidly scale, adding streaming licenses and successfully delivering live events with an uptake of 5-6 times the normal peak. In addition, the way the engineering team quickly solved technical issues for live services has further strengthened our confidence in Edgeware."
"We are pleased to enable Belgacom to continuously invest in new and innovative services based on our video distribution infrastructure for both IPTV and multiscreen," said Joachim Roos, CEO of Edgeware. "Edgeware's architecture allows operators such as Belgacom the flexibility to quickly scale and increase breadth of service with the highest quality of experience."
IBC show attendees can see Edgeware's latest D-VDN solutions for network operators, in addition to a new solution to address the needs of broadcasters and over-the-top (OTT) providers for scalable multiscreen services at Hall 14, stand C10.
Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
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Belgacom is the leading operator in Belgium, active on the Belgian and international market. It has vast experience with a variety of customer groups: residential, professional, corporate and institutional. Thanks to its constant innovation, Belgacom has developed a comprehensive range of products and solutions for fixed and mobile networks, going from telephony, internet, digital television, ICT and networking. The Enterprise Business Unit of the Belgacom Group has built up vast experience with a varied group of professional customers. As a customer, you can benefit from our many investments in development, our high-level expertise in ICT and connectivity, and numerous solutions set up to meet your needs: Enterprise Network Solutions like LAN, WLAN, WAN, Enterprise Datacenter and Cloud Solutions, Enterprise Security Solutions, Enterprise IP-Telephony and Unified Collaboration Solutions, Enterprise Applications Solutions, and Enterprise Mobility Solutions.
Belgacom helps you by offering strategic and technical consultancy services, integrating all ICT aspects into these. In addition, we ensure the continuous improvement of your ICT tools and maintain or manage your whole infrastructure. With these managed services we also ensure an efficient and effective improvement of your operations. Belgacom takes care of all aspects to set up a secure and integrated ICT environment for her customers: consultancy, implementation, validation, support during installation, and project management. Belgacom is also a leader among ICT training providers in the Benelux offering a full range of ICT courses. Belgacom's goal is to create ICT solution that will help customers reach their company objectives and to make them more sustainable today, and in the future. For more info on the Belgacom Group, visit: www.belgacom.com.