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Belgacom improves video quality and channel change

Belgian telco Belgacom has increased the image quality of its digital TV service and significantly improved the speed of channel change. The technology behind the improvements was supplied by Cisco and integrated by Nokia Siemens Network.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ solution, based on Cisco Visual Quality Experience technology, enables faster channel switching and eliminates picture distortion, using little backbone bandwidth.

“The main highlight of this deployment is that it’s a world first for a network-friendly implementation of the technology,” said Brook London, head of media and entertainment at Nokia Siemens Networks. “It takes into account the fact that broadband access networks don’t have unlimited bandwidth for fast channel change services. Our technology addresses this constraint allowing Belgacom to use precious bandwidth to broadcast more content.”

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