Thomson Video Networks has announced that FPT Telecom, one of Vietnam’s top three telcos, has deployed the ViBE VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC encoding system to drive the upcoming release of its IPTV and FPT Play app, the company’s IPTV and OTT video service. The VS7000 system provides a next-generation platform for encoding both IPTV and multi-screen services to help FPT maximise available bandwidth, minimise costs, and increase revenues from FPT Play.
“For the newest generation of our IPTV and FPT Play service, we needed a reliable and flexible encoding platform that could provide advanced processing features such as mosaic, logo insertion, and text crawl,” said Vu Anh Tu, chief technology officer, FPT Telecom. “We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of several solutions, but none could match the robust capabilities and high-quality video of the ViBE VS7000 from Thomson Video Networks.”
FPT Telecom operates four tier-3 data centers to provide broadband Internet, cable Internet, and IPTV services to subscribers in 59 Vietnamese cities and provinces. Launched in 2013, the FPT Play mobile app has been downloaded and installed over 2,000,000 times. FPT Play offers SD and HD channels, as well as integrated entertainment features such as music videos and television series.