Huawei promises improved consumer VoD experience with 4K platform

Huawei promised to deliver an improved video streaming experience to consumers by supplying operators with a new video on demand (VoD) platform.

The Chinese vendor unveiled its carrier-grade 4K platform at the TV Connect event in London late last week. The company said the platform delivers sharper colours, increased bandwidth and an improved operational experience compared to previous VoD platforms.

Zheng Chunhua, president of Carrier Business Marketing at Huawei, said the latest VoD platform builds on the company's success in the field. "Leveraging 4K technology, this domain delivers four key requirements to provide an improved video experience to users: continuous play without interruption; no pixilation of images; able to switch channels in one second; and quick loading of videos on demand."

In a statement, Huawei explained that its latest VoD platform delivers images three times faster than High Definition (HD) video platforms due to the higher bandwidth employed. The company said its new platform is also capable of running a higher number of colours than HD platforms, resulting in more natural images.

The company stated it is the world's number one vendor for end-to-end IP video solutions, having supplied the kit to 70 operators covering 30 million subscribers. Hammering the point home, Huawei revealed it worked with China Telecom to launch the first commercial 4K service at the end of 2014.

In a separate announcement, Huawei revealed seven key areas it will focus on as part of future development of its portfolio of managed services.

The company committed to providing: a dedicated service quality manager for operators; standardising international standards into Huawei Managed Services; providing operational tools; improved employee competence; streamlined document management; ongoing quality improvements; and cyber security controls.

Huawei stated that the seven focus areas aim to improve elements contained within TL9000 quality management standard developed by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum.

For more:
- see Huawei's 4K video announcement
- view this separate managed services statement

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