Oi taps Velocix to expand Oi Play streamer

Oi, Brazil’s third largest broadband operator, has selected technology outfit Velocix’s CDN software to upgrade its streaming platform architecture and expand its Oi Play OTT service.

Oi Play is an application that has become a central focus of the operator’s video growth strategy. The multi-screen offering features 70 live channels, restart TV and VOD content paired with an advanced user interface.

Consumers in Brazil can access Oi Play using Smart TVs, Android TV streaming devices, and mobile apps.

The operator tapped Velocix to build an open video network architecture that features enhanced intermediate caching and twice the CDN throughput capacity, according to the technology company. Velocix said that, using its latest software, Oi can introduce features such as ultra-low latency streaming and take advantage of elastic, hybrid-cloud technology to support further expansion.

Alexandro Herrmann Bauer, Solutions and Network Operations Director at Oi said: “We needed to build out a next-generation content delivery network to support rising demand for our Oi Play service. Velocix’s CDN technology gives us the rock-solid reliability and advanced capabilities to grow our business and gain an edge in the highly competitive Brazilian marketplace.”

Jim Brickmeier, CEO at Velocix, said: “Oi has exciting plans for its video business, and we’re delighted to support the company’s next stage of growth with Oi Play. Velocix’s hybrid-cloud video applications provide operators with the carrier-grade features they need to grow, adapt and compete in the fast-moving video streaming landscape.”

Tags: Brazil, Oi, Velocix

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