Bouygues Buys NEC Video Platform
NEC Corporation announced that NEC, via its subsidiary NEC France received an order for a video streaming solution from Bouygues Telecom in France. The video streaming platform developed by NEC, which consists of a set of servers and integrated software based on PacketVideo Network Solutions technology, enables Bouygues Telecom customers to watch live TV and a smooth and speedy access to Video-on-Demand on i-mode enabled EDGE Handsets.
The project includes not only providing the platform (hardware and software) but also system integration, optimization of the video streaming platform with the current i-mode(TM) service platform and related after service/maintenance. NEC’s video streaming solution started operation in the video streaming service started on October, 26th , with the launch of Bouygues Telecom’s broadband mobile Internet service, called “i-mode(TM) Haut-Debit” on its EDGE network.
Video streaming is positioned as the key services for the year end on Bouygues Telecom’s EDGE high-speed network. Video streaming and other video-related services will become killer applications for EDGE and 3G to help differentiate operators’ high-speed data services, create new added value to be enjoyed by end-users and to expand EDGE/3G. Under such circumstances, NEC will promote video streaming platform offerings to 3G operators worldwide. Continue