Korea Telecom (KT), the nation’s largest IPTV operator, has chosen Ericsson’s AVP 400 MPEG-4 HD system encoders to enable 20 new HD channels over the next three years.
The Ericsson AVP 4000 is powered by the company’s first propriety programmable video processing chip, designed specifically to offer class-leading capability for all applications. The solution also includes Ericsson nCompass; a platform that enables service providers fully automated failure detection and switching, equipment configuration and scheduling from a single view.
A senior spokesperson at KT says: “With a burgeoning rise in the number of IPTV subscribers in Korea, it is fundamentally important that we are able to guarantee a viewing experience that offers the necessary consistency and quality to meet the continually evolving demands of the 5.9 million Korean households that we deliver to. Having first worked alongside Ericsson in 2008, we have long benefitted from the strength of its encoding heritage and vast experience in the compression field. This deployment will deliver a platform from which we can extend our HD channel delivery, drawing upon Ericsson’s expertise and reliable solutions to compete in the Korean market.”