Telefónica uses Broadcom SoC for Ultra HD IPTV

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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Telefónica Leverages Broadcom Technology for Ultra HD IPTV Broadcasts

  • Global Operator Brings 4k Content to Subscribers in Brazil

SAO PAULO — ABTA 2014 — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced Telefonica, one of the top global telecommunications providers with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, has chosen Broadcom’s HEVC-enabled system-on-chip (SoC) technology to deliver Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) IPTV broadcasts. Telefonica is distributing Ultra HD content, including recent live broadcasts of select World Cup games, through its extensive fiber optical network and integration of Broadcom’s BCM7445 and BCM7252 SoC devices for advanced compression and decoding.

At four times the image definition currently available to consumers, Ultra HD content requires more efficient bandwidth to deliver uninterrupted 4K, 60 frame-per-second transmissions. Broadcom’s high efficiency video coding (HEVC)-enabled chipsets significantly speed the transmission of 4K content, allowing operators and users to receive Ultra HD content in half the time, at 50 percent of the bit rate previously required.

“Broadcom is committed to bringing the precise, live-action images enabled by 4kp60 Ultra HD to consumers around the world,” said Dan Marotta, Broadcom Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband & Connectivity Group. “Collaborating with Telefonica allows us to take a significant step forward in delivering Ultra HD to their Vivo TV Fibra subscribers for an exceptional live-action TV viewing experience.”

“As a global telecommunications provider with more than 300 million customers and the sixth largest mobile network provider in the world, Telefonica is highly focused on providing the most advanced features to our subscribers,” Rafael Sgrott Martins, Video Director, Telefonica. “As Ultra HD continues to gain momentum in Latin America, North America, Europe and beyond, our collaboration with Broadcom will play an important part in delivering the picture quality needed for the immersive viewing experience that Ultra HD provides.”

Broadcom will demonstrate the BCM7445, BCM7252 and its full portfolio of HEVC-enabled SoCs at ABTA in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 5-7, 2014, Booth E12.