LiveU has announced plans to expand hybrid global IP satellite service, which works in combination with its HEVC bonding technology.
Increasing the range of options, the new solution, based on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT, will allow customers to use satellite or cellular connectivity seamlessly, streamlining both the billing structure and workflow. LiveU will be offering its customers in Europe Ka satellite airtime in combination with its current cellular roaming data packages. Using this hybrid solution, operators don’t have to choose manually which network to use; the connectivity choice is made automatically based on a combination of signal strength and cost-effectiveness. LiveU will be working with Eutelsat whose KA-SAT satellite wide beam footprint extends right across Europe and parts of North Africa.
“Undoubtedly the contribution market, especially news, has changed significantly in recent years, with speed of deployment and mobility – at realistic price points – increasingly taking center stage. NewsSpotter was a clear response to that and this collaboration with LiveU is the natural next step”, said Gerry O’Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Global TV and Video with Eutelsat.