Andorra Telecom Launches New VOD Service With Broadpeak, Sofrecom, and Viaccess-Orca

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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RENNES, France — Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery networks (CDN) and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that telecommunications provider Andorra Telecom has deployed Broadpeak’s CDN manager and the Viaccess-Orca service delivery platform, along with Sofrecom’s know-how, to power a new VOD service. Since 2009, the smooth operation of Andorra’s IPTV platform has been guaranteed by Sofrecom, which provides proactive solutions. Sofrecom is the system integrator for Broadpeak’s high-performance CDN technologies and Viaccess-Orca’s RiGHTv™ service delivery platform, to enable Andorra Telecom to cost-effectively deliver a high-quality VOD service to its subscribers.

“We’re very proud to have successfully managed the integration of best-of-breed technologies with our partners Broadpeak and Viaccess-Orca,” said Jean-Charles Romeu, Sofrecom’s Senior Vice President Large Projects and New Services. “We’re delighted to have fully satisfied our customer, Andorra Telecom, with a very innovative and reliable solution for its customers.”

Using Broadpeak’s BkS100 streaming VOD servers, Andorra Telecom can stream SD and HD VOD content from its IPTV network. The streaming servers effectively eliminate jitter that causes network impairments, providing Andorra Telecom subscribers with a superior quality of experience.

“To support an increasing subscriber demand for video-on-demand content, it was important to find a solution that was both flexible and scalable,” continued Romeu. “Broadpeak’s CDN server technologies feature a massive streaming and recording capacity that can incrementally grow to support our increasing volume of VOD assets. As part of a fully integrated solution that includes Viaccess-Orca’s award-winning, scalable service delivery platform, Broadpeak solutions will allow us to cost-effectively add other advanced video services such as nPVR and OTT in the future.”

“We are confident that Andorra Telecom will be able to offer a great VOD service to our customers when it is launched,” said Joan-Marc Lauga, Andorra Telecom’s Chief Technical Officer. “In addition, choosing Broadpeak helped Andorra Telecom to reduce the number of integrations and equipment, and therefore simplifies its future business operations. We believe that we have appointed the best provider, both for our customers and for Andorra Telecom.”

Load balancing and failover tasks are managed by Broadpeak’s BkM100 unified CDN manager, which has been integrated by Sofrecom experts with the Viaccess-Orca RiGHTv service delivery platform to ensure seamless operation. The BkM100 system allows Andorra Telecom to deliver VOD content in the most cost-effective and efficient manner by optimizing content deployment on its network based on its popularity. Based on a highly customizable, scalable, and open architecture, Viaccess-Orca RiGHTv is a robust service delivery platform that allows Andorra Telecom to reliably create and manage its extensive VOD service.

Throughout the entire system integration process, Sofrecom provided Andorra Telecom with an unmatched engineering expertise of on-demand technology solutions that simplified the installation.

“We are excited to partner with Andorra Telecom, Sofrecom, and Viaccess-Orca to provide Andorran TV subscribers with a comprehensive library of HD video-on-demand content,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “Our powerful streaming technologies support value-added services like video on demand while simultaneously reducing a content provider’s operating expenses, enabling any size provider around the world to offer the best possible television experience.”

“Viaccess-Orca is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Andorra Telecom through this integration with Broadpeak,” said François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO Viaccess-Orca. “This announcement is a proof point of the viability of our solutions-oriented approach. This covers all needs of Andorra’s service from end-to-end, from security to engaging the user to build new revenue and drive subscriber loyalty, all with the flexibility and innovation to grow with the service.”