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YTL, Sezmi bring quad-play with OTT over Wimax in Malaysia

Tuesday 12 October 2010 | 15:39 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary

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Malaysia's YTL Communications will launch on 18 November its Wimax network built with Cisco, Clearwire, Samsung and GCT. By the end of 2011, YTL plans to offer a quad-play service, with the TV element delivered by the American company Sezmi. Sezmi makes a hybrid set-topx box with a digital terrestrial TV tuner. It competes with the following products, among others: - Boxee from D-Link. To launch within a few weeks worldwide. - Yuixx from the Dutch company Conceptronic. Introduction planned soon for the Netherlands and Spain (software developer Metrological will speak about this on 13

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Amino Technologies / Apple / Conceptronic / D-Link / Google / Microsoft / Netgem / Oregan Networks / Sezmi / YTL Communications
Countries: Malaysia / World
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It is now clear that OTT TV will be a big market mover, specially as it relates to "events" such as "Sports", Campaigns and the likes. Companies such as AT&T ( through its U-Verse online) and Verizon ( Fancast Xfinity) are well on the way to capture this traffic on their broadband networks. The OTT broadband video traffic is expected to triple in the next three years. Adding mobile offerings will only grow this further with spill over to HSDPA networks. For companies looking at emerging markets where OTT performance may be found wanting over burdened broadband networks, the approach taken by Sezmi by using Mobile WiMAX is a prize idea. New markets are set for the taking if alternative media can be quickly provisioned to deliver OTT TV. The advantage with Mobile WiMAX is that it can be used to bring up these networks much faster. http://Wimax-home.com
Amitabh Kumar @ 9/11/2010 - 14:07


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