Edgeware announced that TeliaSonera has deployed the Orbit 2x server system to deliver on-demand TV and video services to its rapidly growing IPTV subscriber base in Sweden. Edgeware says its distributed server architecture enabled TeliaSonera to cost-effectively integrate on-demand capabilities into its existing network, and to deliver new services to its 300,000 subscribers in record time.
The architecture is based on Edgeware's Orbit 2x, which is a high density, high performance and ultra low power consumption video server appliance. Each Orbit 2x hosts up to 3 TB of flash memory content storage and is capable of reliably streaming 20 Gbps to more than 16,000 concurrent users from anywhere in the network. The TeliaSonera installation consists of both central and edge servers, hierarchically distributed throughout the country, and managed by the Origin remote management system. Content is automatically distributed by Edgeware's Convoy asset propagation system. The installation automatically ingests video content from multiple providers and performs time shift of live TV channels at virtually zero latency.