KT chooses Synamedia headend

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Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider, will implement the first virtualized  headend in Asia Pacific for its Olleh TV IPTV service.

This is the first win for Synamedia with KT’s IPTV business. KT selected Synamedia’s Converged Headend to deliver a virtualised full stack solution for the delivery of end-to-end IPTV workflows. Synamedia says that its expertise in applying containerisation and orchestration techniques and technologies to video workflows will transform KT’s IPTV business, making it possible to deploy and launch new formats, channels and services cost effectively in minutes rather than weeks.

Deployed on premise in KT’s data centre, Synamedia’s cloud-agnostic Converged Headend includes virtualised Digital Content Manager (vDCM) and Video Service Manager.

“KT has a reputation for innovation and market leadership and our Converged Headend provides the video infrastructure springboard it needs to stay ahead both now and in the longer term.  With our fully virtualized IPTV infrastructure, KT can adapt and innovate at pace, and retain and grow its IPTV subscriber base with highly engaging services,” said Sue Couto, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Latin America at Synamedia.


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