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LMT taps Harmonic for live OTT encoding

Latvian mobile operator LMT has deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, which is delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes.

Harmonic said that by using its EyeQ technology, LMT can deliver a consistent video experience for live channels to TVs with up to a 40% reduction in bandwidth – without having to perform a large infrastructure upgrade.

“Live events, which can incur a significant peak in viewers especially for TV applications, put considerable stress on our mobile network,” said Edgars Gončars, head of TV at LMT.

“Harmonic’s EyeQ solution allows us to offer the best video experience to subscribers while reducing the amount of bandwidth we need and lowering our delivery costs, while increasing the quality of experience. With EyeQ, we have the ability to scale up during popular live events and deliver pristine video quality, which is a critical factor for our continued business growth.”

Harmonic’s senior vice president of international sales and video services, Ian Graham, said: “Since LMT’s OTT service is sent to TVs, the operator needed a high-quality delivery solution that could scale. Our EyeQ solution will ensure that LMT’s subscribers never miss a moment of exciting content due to bandwidth limitation or video-quality issues.”

Tags: 4G, Harmonic, Latvia, LMT, OTT