Multi-play telco Digicel and Huawei Technologies have teamed up to push the boundaries of technology and put the real power of fibre to the test with the first-ever local linear broadcast of Ultra HD TV in the Caribbean.
Hosted at Digicel’s downtown Kingston headquarters in Jamaica, the test demonstrated the benefit of having a 100 per cent fibre optic network and 100 per cent IPTV capabilities coupled with Huawei’s latest technology for encoding and delivery.
“Just imagine that while most people across the world are still getting used to standard HD TV, technology has jumped four steps ahead, and thanks to the power of our fibre network and hybrid TV platform, UHD-TV can be a reality for Jamaica and indeed all of our fibre networks in the region,” said John Quinn, Group CTO for Digicel Play
“It’s all about innovating and keeping our customers at the leading edge of technology even as it moves so fast. Together with Huawei, we have shown you that we can deliver 10Gbps broadband speeds and now we are leveraging this same technology to demo a whole new world of TV experience to viewers across the region,” he added.
“Today is a proud day for Huawei,” declared Engelbert Reys, Account Director for Huawei Technologies. £Working with Digicel, we have achieved incredible things and we are changing the lives of customers for the better. Using the most advanced technology we have shown that the Caribbean can lead the world in next generation entertainment. Digicel and Huawei continue to go from strength to strength and the future is very exciting for both of us and our customers.”