Altibox, in cooperation with Huawei, will roll out its new television solution with 4K as standard. Huawei will provide both the new TV platform as well as decoders for Norwegian operator Altibox.
“Broadcasting the best UHD images requires tremendous transmission capacity. In practice, it is only possible to do this on the best fiber networks. You can transfer 4K images via satellite, however, a transfer of the highest quality demands so much of the satellite transponder capacity that the costs could be enormous. In addition, satellite customers share in one stream, in the same way as in linear television, says Øyvind Lundbakk, Product Director at Altibox.
“This is a historic moment, not only for Altibox, but also for Huawei. In fact, this is the first 4K service launch in the industry for Huawei in Europe. We are very happy to bring a superior entertainment experience to the Norwegian people together with Altibox,” added Eric Zhang, CEO of Huawei Norway.