Latvian operator improves live mobile OTT TV service

Latvian operator improves live mobile OTT TV service

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

According to a press statement, LMT is the first operator in the world to introduce Smart TV delivery over a mobile network. With the use of EyeQ technology, the operator can deliver a consistent, superior video experience for live channels to TVs, with up to a 40 percent reduction in bandwidth and without having to perform a massive 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 says the EyeQ solution provides LMT with significant OpEx and CapEx savings, reducing video traffic by up to 40%. EyeQ can be deployed within any ecosystem, including appliances, virtual machines, cloud and SaaS.

“LMT has one of the most efficient mobile networks and high-quality OTT offerings on the market, and that’s in part thanks to its forward-thinking technology strategy,” added Ian Graham, Harmonic Senior VP of International Sales and Video Services. “Since LMT’s OTT service is sent to TVs, the operator needed a high-quality delivery solution that could scale.”

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