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Síminn taps Broadpeak for 4K multiscreen delivery

Simmin-logo-02Icelandic telecom operator Síminn has tapped ANGA COM exhibitor Broadpeak’s multicast adaptive bit-rate technology for its 4K multiscreen TV service.

Síminn has launched a service supporting 4K video content with new set-top boxes capable of reception through Broadpeak’s nanoCDN product.

Broadpeak’s nanoCDN uses home networks to enable Síminn to cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live services for an unlimited number of simultaneous viewers using what Broadpeak describes as only a few megabits per second from its network. Broadpeak’s solution relies on multicast technology to ensure high-quality video delivery with minimal latency.

According to Broadpeak, the nanoCDN multicast ABR platform makes live HTTP video delivery to any device scalable by turning Síminn’s 4K STBs into active components of the operator’s content delivery infrastructure. By converting multicast to unicast, nanoCDN enables Síminn to bring latency for live multiscreen streaming to the equivalent of what is experienced with IPTV. The nanoCDN also unifies Síminn’s operations by enabling the operator to support a single headend and DRM for all multiscreen devices, according to Broadpeak.

“When setting up 4K video delivery services, we know the quality of experience has to be absolutely pristine. Moreover, we needed a solution that would provide an effective yet scalable approach to managing live TV peaks and latency issues,” said Eric Figueras, CTO at Síminn.

“We chose Broadpeak because they are the global leader in multicast ABR technology. Having developed their nanoCDN technology years ahead of the market, Broadpeak guarantees a superior quality of experience for our end-users and the best usage of our IP network bandwidth.”

Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak, said: “Consumer demand for 4K services is growing, and Síminn is rising up to the challenge to provide a high-quality video experience for its customers on every screen through our nanoCDN multicast ABR technology. Síminn is one of the leading operators in the world that has deployed nanoCDN for live services in order to make video delivery scalable and efficient, cutting out latency completely. We expect this multicast ABR deployment to be a blueprint architecture for the future of television.”

Broadpeak will exhibit at ANGA COM in hall 7, stand E74