Taiwan Broadband Communications installs Broadpeak’s CDN solutions to power new OTT service

The deployment of Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery manager and BkS400 HTTP video cache servers is said to empower the Taiwanese operator to reduce over-the-top (OTT) delivery costs while enhancing quality of experience (QoE) on every screen

Powering Taiwan Broadband Communications’ new OTT service — TBC Go — is Broadpeak’s content delivery network (CDN) solutions, which has enabled the former to provide its subscribers with on-the-go access to live TV, video-on-demand (VoD) and catch-up TV on connected devices.

Jimmy Chen, CEO of Taiwan Broadband Communications, said: “When launching our new OTT service, it was imperative that we’d choose a bandwidth-efficiency and future-proof CDN solution. Broadpeak’s expertise in OTT content delivery enables us to deliver a world-class experience in the most efficient way possible, with the flexibility to add additional services in the future to keep viewers engaged.”

As a multi-system cable operator, Taiwan Broadband Communications has deployed Broadpeak’s BkS400 HTTP video cache servers and BkM100 video delivery manager within several points of presence (PoPs). The BkM100 is employed to monitor the popularity of content-based usage patterns, allowing Taiwan Broadband Communications the ability to define a minimum number of viewings for each PoP before the content is cached.

The company is also using the BkS400 server to cache content. Popular content is automatically provisioned to the edge servers, while long-tail content remains in the larger central library — thus increasing efficiencies and reducing video delivery costs. And by leveraging HTTP adaptive bitrate technology, the servers are capable of delivering the “best possible” video quality to TBC Go viewers.

Jacques Le Mancq, CEO of Broadpeak, concluded: “OTT services are rapidly growing in popularity, putting a strain on operators’ networks. Broadpeak’s CDN solution made it easy for Taiwan Broadband Communications to launch compelling video services across all screens, ensuring a high quality of experience for end-users while addressing bandwidth concerns.”

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