Lithuanian teleco operator LMT has deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes.
According to Harmonic, EyeQ encoding ensures that LMT’s subscribers can watch exceptional HD video quality on 4G-enabled TVs — even when networks are constrained. At the heart of Harmonic’s Electra video processing system, the EyeQ solution provides LMT with significant opex and capex savings, reducing video traffic by up to 40 per cent.
“Live events, which can incur a significant peak in viewers especially for TV applications, put considerable stress on our mobile network,” said Edgars Gončars, head of TV at LMT. “Harmonic’s EyeQ solution allows us to offer the best video experience to subscribers while reducing the amount of bandwidth we need and lowering our delivery costs, while increasing the quality of experience. With EyeQ, we have the ability to scale up during popular live events and deliver pristine video quality, which is a critical factor for our continued business growth.”