Mirada wins contract with Skytel in MongoliaFriday, December 7th, 2018
LONDON — Mirada plc (AIM: MIRA), a leading provider of integrated software solutions for Digital TV operators and broadcasters, is pleased to announce the signing of a new contract for its Iris multiscreen product.
The contract is with Sky Media Corporation LLC, a subsidiary of Skytel LLC (“Skytel”), a leading communications service provider in Mongolia. Skytel has chosen Mirada’s Iris multiscreen solution for a new generation pay-TV service that will deliver a cutting-edge viewing experience across all devices, helping to gain new and retain existing subscribers.
This new project will be conducted in two phases. Phase one will be the roll-out of an OTT TV solution to enable Skytel customers to watch live, catch-up and on-demand content on their smart-device of choice, including laptops, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. This viewing experience will be seamlessly provided through Mirada’s state-of-the-art Inspire user interface. Subscribers will also benefit from cutting-edge features including multiscreen viewing, the ability to pause viewing on one device and resume viewing on another, cloud DVR (digital video recorder) and more. These features will all be managed by Mirada’s cloud-based back-end platform, Iris SDP.
Following the successful launch of phase one, which is expected to occur towards the end of Q1 2019, Skytel plans to expand its offering of Iris to Internet protocol (IP) set-top boxes and other connected devices in phase two.
This is the first commercial deployment of the complete Iris multiscreen solution in Asia, establishing a valuable product reference for Iris in the region and further demonstrating Mirada’s ability to deliver a complex solution across a leading IPTV provider’s network.
Over the past five years, the total number of internet subscribers in Mongolia has grown by more than 60%, suggesting great potential for Skytel’s over-the-top (OTT) offering. Total IPTV subscribers in the Mongolian pay TV market have more than doubled, having increased by 116%, since 2014.
Narantuya Dash, CEO of Skytel LLC, commented: “Mongolian digitalisation and the ICT sector are in a rapid development stage and the key players have been engaging in a quad-play strategy in recent years. Skytel has established telecom subscribers and decent success in the IPTV business, so deploying the OTT service to telecom and household subscribers will bring our business to the next level. We seek for the best of the best, and I’m so glad to announce that after a careful selection process we have concluded to work with Mirada as our OTT solution provider. We are sure that this partnership will lead to definite success and a world class product and service to customers.”
José Luis Vázquez, CEO of Mirada plc, commented: “It is fantastic to see yet another established operator choose our Iris technology to power their service to subscribers, in what is a new and exciting region for Mirada to enter. We are thrilled to announce this latest contract and we look forward to seeing the results of what we are sure will be a long and fruitful partnership with Skytel.”