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.