Jordan's fiber-to-the-home network gets a boost

July 22, 2004
July 22, 2004 - TANDBERG Television picked to provide broadband delivery over network.

TANDBERG Television today announced that it has been chosen by Jordan Telecom, an affiliate of France Telecom, to provide a carrier-class iTTV broadband delivery platform to enable the operator to offer broadcast TV and Video on Demand over its fiber-to-the-home Integrated Multimedia Service Platform.

The platform, which is being trialled to homes in Amman, is a triple play integration of video, voice and data services over an IP network. TANDBERG Television has worked closely with Jordan Telecom to design and implement the TV delivery and Video on Demand (VoD) system, providing a range of solutions, as well as sharing its broadcast knowledge to enable the operator to deploy a solution that meets its business model needs today and in the future.

"As the telecoms landscape in Jordan becomes de-regulated, we are looking to new, exciting services that will enable us to maintain our competitive edge," says Luc Savage, chief officer for strategy of Jordan Telecom. "We believe that TV and VoD will help us to increase ARPU, and the IMSP trial is a perfect way for us to measure subscriber interest and match our services to the needs of our customers."

The new platform allows users to watch TV programs and films at extremely high video quality via their TV set linked to a set-top-box. TANDBERG Television's iTTV Portal middleware software is providing the user electronic programming guide interface for the service, giving consumers an easy to navigate guide to the choices available.

As well as the complete IP head-end, featuring TANDBERG's TT7116 IP Streamer and MPEG-2 encoding engine, TANDBERG Television is also providing the end-to-end VoD system, including a content ingest solution for high quality video at very low bit rates.

TANDBERG Television is based in the United Kingdom. For more information visit
www.tandbergtv.com.

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