KDDI will integrate Intelsat’s EpicNG technology at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.
The Japan-based telco will utilise the next-generation, high throughput satellite platform to provide regionalised video contribution and backhaul services.
Breaking news will be carried from Rio via Intelsat EpicNG, designed to enable more cost-efficient transmission of HD video signals from sports venues at the Games to the International Broadcast Center in Rio.
Ikuo Mochizuki, general manager, media sales department at KDDI, said, “The ability of Intelsat EpicNG to deliver more megabits per megahertz enables us to provide more efficient, high quality video contribution services for our leading media customers.
“By providing lower-cost HD video transmission solutions, we are able to differentiate our services offerings to our subscribers. We are leveraging the efficiencies generated by the Intelsat EpicNG platform to grow our business.
Terry Bleakley, regional vice president, Asia-Pacific, Intelsat, added, “Intelsat EpicNG is poised to be a game changer this summer, bringing high power and better economics that will enable our customers to extend their reach in a much more efficient manner.
“We look forward to working closely with KDDI to bring the spirit of the Games into millions of homes across the Asia Pacific. “