News


Orange Slovakia taps Appear TV for upgrade

Orange Slovakia has tapped technology outfit Appear TV to provide its X Platform to increase network capacity and functionality.

Orange is already an Appear customer for the running of its IPTV, OTT and satellite-uplink facilities in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, which it is now upgrading.

Partnering with Sunteq for local integration and delivery, Orange has been seeking improved multicast interconnection with enhanced bandwidth, geo-redundant peering and redundancy, according to Appear TV. The service provider also wanted to tap the tech company for compression of UHD services in HEVC.

According to Appear, its software-defined hardware allows Orange to run multiple features on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are hot-swappable.

“Utilizing the flexibility and customization available to us in the X Platform, we were able to design a solution meeting or exceeding the customers requirement in all areas. Our partnership with Appear TV allows us to offer our customers an easy transition to the next generation of services”, said Juraj Sramek, CEO of Sunteq.

“By offering fully redundant high capacity interfaces combined with top of class compression quality, the solution is truly versatile in its adaptability to Orange’s requirements. We are pleased to extend our relationship with Orange Slovensko, and look forward to working with them on other exciting projects such as esports”, said Naser Nazar Haify, international account manager at Appear.

“Appear has provided us with a solution delivering operational simplicity in response to our complex requirements, in combination with local expertise and support. The purpose-built X Platform solution supports all of our desired features and redundancy, whilst providing a platform that grows and adapts to our needs”, said Martin Lednar, service platforms and products manager, Orange Slovensko.