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Liquid Telecom selects Harmonic

May 3, 2016

Harmonic has announced that Liquid Telecom, the leading independent data, voice and IP service provider in eastern, central and southern Africa, will launch a fully managed service headend for a new DTH provider leveraging a complete headend solution from Harmonic.

“While our platform will launch imminently, the goal was to partner with a video infrastructure provider with demonstrated deployment experience, technology innovation and a forward-looking roadmap to support our wider ambitions to include multiscreen delivery,” said Scott Mumford, group managing executive, satellite and VSAT at Liquid Telecom. “Within the marketplace there is only one company with the relevant suite of solutions, international expertise and pedigree we were looking for. Harmonic’s headend solution supports the latest video compression technologies, including MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC, as well as statistical multiplexing, allowing us to deliver superior video quality at low bit rates, with the flexibility to evolve via software upgrades.”

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