Expway Powers Technicolor Set-top Boxes with LTE Broadcast
Company expands its ecosystem to deliver live video to the home over mobile networks.
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain – March 2nd, 2015 – Expway, the world leader in Mobile Broadcast and Mobile Multicast Solutions, today announced that its LTE Multicast middleware — also known as eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) — is now available on a Technicolor Over-the-top (OTT) set-top-box. The result of this integration has been successfully tested on the Ericsson LTE Multicast platform.
With LTE Multicast, users who have experienced poor or non-existent fixed broadband access can now get live HD-quality TV on their large TV sets over their LTE Networks.
Thanks to Expway software architecture, Technicolor Hybrid-OTT will be also able to deliver the LTE-multicasted TV content over Wifi to all tablets at home.
“The objective of this collaboration is to add a disruptive use case by combining multiple means of video distribution over fixed, mobile and terrestrial unicast and multicast technologies,” said Expway Chief Marketing Officer Claude Seyrat. “Technicolor is one of the key players in the industry, and Expway is proud to have its solution selected for their set-top-box, to be ready for the upcoming LTE Multicast deployments.”
The solution is demonstrated at MWC 2015 at Technicolor booth Hall 2 Stand 2EMR.I4, Expway booth Hall 8.1 Stand 8.1.D41 and Ericsson booth Hall 2 Stand 2N60
Technicolor is a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. World-class research and innovation laboratories enable the company to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. Technicolor also benefits from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Its commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.