Digicel, Huawei in first Caribbean 4K IPTV trial

Friday 25 August 2017 | 11:01 CET | News

Digicel Group announced that it teamed up with Huawei Technologies to carry out the first local linear broadcast of Ultra HD TV in the Caribbean via its fibre-based IPTV service. Hosted at Digicel’s Jamaica headquarters in Kingston, the 4K TV trial tested the IPTV capacity of Digicel’s fibre network using Huawei’s technology for encoding and content delivery. “Thanks to the power of our fibre network and hybrid TV platform, UHD-TV can be a reality for Jamaica and the region,” said John Suranyi, CEO for Digicel Play, Caribbean and Central America in a statement.

Last year Digicel and Huawei teamed up to deploy XG-PON technology on Jamaica’s fibre network, delivering broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps.

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