OTTAWA, May 17 /CNW/ - Espial®, a leader in On-Demand TV solutions, today announced that RomTelecom has now surpassed 35,000 IPTV subscribers with access to on-demand TV
services powered by Espial MediaBase. These include timeshift-TV and
video-on-demand services. RomTelecom is the incumbent telecom provider
in Romania with more than 2,7 million landlines.
Since officially launching its IPTV service in 2010, Romtelecom has
rapidly grown subscribers.
With Espial MediaBase, Romtelecom achieves industry leading performance
for its on-demand TV services using COTS hardware from HP. Espial
MediaBase can deliver up to 32 Gbps from a single server.
Romtelecom will leverage the powerful multi-tier content distribution
and delivery capabilities of Espial MediaBase as it scales up with
subscribers and continuously extends the IPTV coverage to most of
Romania cities. This will allow them to:
stream long tail content from centralized servers and popular content
from edge servers;
use the highly efficient multicast content distribution capabilities to
move new content from central to edge sites
automatically move long tail to content to edge servers if an asset
The IPTV solution, including the Head End, Middleware, Espial MediaBase
and the overall system integration for Romtelecom were provided by Ericsson.
"Espial MediaBase is a core element of our IPTV service" noted Ioannis
Antoniadis, Systems & Core Director, RomTelecom. "It powers the
interactive VOD and time-shift TV services which drives Customer
Satisfaction and Service Differentiation. With its best-in-class COTS
performance and soon with multi-tier capabilities, we achieve a low
total-cost-of-ownership for the VOD system."
"We are pleased to help RomTelecom grow their IPTV service with popular
on-demand TV services" said Robert Hopkins, VP Sales, Espial. "As the
leading Romanian telecom provider, RomTelecom is poised to
substantially grow their customer base. Espial MediaBase is an
important part of their formula to drive new customer acquisition and
additional ARPU with its ability to support both traditional on-demand
TV services and multiscreen services."
Video-On-Demand, VOD, Time-Shift TV, Remote-Storage DVR, RS-DVR, Network
PVR, Network DVR, Over-The-Top, Content Distribution Networking,
Content Delivery Networking, CDN, Packet Loss Recovery, RTP, RTP/RTCP,
RSVP, Ericsson Openstream Digital Services Platform, Ericsson Xport
Slicer, RFC 2205, QoS, QoE., Pegasus Interactive Services Architecture,
SOURCE ESPIAL GROUP
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