Vietnam's FPT Telecom Selects Thomson Video Networks for IPTV & OTT Service

Vietnam's FPT Telecom Selects Thomson Video Networks for IPTV & OTT Service Image Credit: FPT Telecom

Thomson Video Networks has recently announced that FPT Telecom, one of Vietnam's top three telecommunications providers, has deployed its ViBE VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC encoding system to drive the upcoming new release of its IPTV and FPT Play app, the company's popular IPTV and OTT video service. The VS7000 system provides a common next-generation platform for encoding both IPTV and multi-screen services to help FPT maximize available bandwidth, minimize costs, and increase revenues from FPT Play.

According to Thomson, the ViBE VS7000 system which is deployed at the FPT operations centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City replaced the aging IP streaming equipment originally installed in 2007 to support FPT's first IPTV service. Powered by Thomson Video Networks' MediaFlexOSvideo operating system, the ViBE VS7000 software runs on a state-of-the-art HP C7000 blade server for maximum reliability. 

According to Thomson, FPT Telecom operates four tier-3 data centers to provide broadband Internet, cable Internet, and IPTV services to subscribers in 59 Vietnamese cities and provinces. FPT Play offers SD and HD channels, as well as integrated entertainment features such as music videos and television series. 

Tony Berthaud, vice president, APAC sales and services, Thomson Video Networks
Just as in many countries, the demand for OTT video services in Vietnam is huge and growing rapidly. FPT Telecom was one of the first to offer OTT services through FPT Play, and the company is continuing to raise the bar with the upcoming new release of the service.

Vu Anh Tu, chief technology officer, FPT Telecom 
For the newest generation of our IPTV and FPT Play service, we needed a reliable and flexible encoding platform that could provide advanced processing features such as mosaic, logo insertion, and text crawl. We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of several solutions, but none could match the robust capabilities and high-quality video of the ViBE VS7000 from Thomson Video Networks.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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