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Broadpeak to launch OTT interoperability alliance

Content delivery networks specialist Broadpeak is launching a new industry initiative called the Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA) at IBC. By encouraging interoperability amongst third-party technology providers, Broadpeak aims to improve and accelerate OTT rollouts.

The BOA aims to enable operators to select the best technology available for each component of the delivery chain, from the headend equipment to the home network systems. BOA will create a technical framework, enabling Broadpeak to test its solutions with other technologies from strategic partners to ensure interoperability. The testing process will initially involve home network components such as broadband home gateways, set-top boxes and middleware. The second phase will target other components of the OTT delivery ecosystem, including video headend equipment, conditional access systems and service platforms.

“Given the increase in OTT video offerings, pay TV operators are challenged to build a compelling service to differentiate themselves within the market,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO and president, Broadpeak. “We believe the most successful OTT video solutions rely on best-of-breed technologies because they give operators the freedom to change any piece of equipment within their video infrastructure if a better solution is available. In launching the Broadpeak Open Alliance, our goal is to create an open environment so that cable and telecom operators can deliver a more competitive and differentiated service offering.”

Broadpeak will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 4.B72