US group to boost Jubail-Yanbu TV services
Dubai, November 7, 2013
Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJ) has selected solutions from US-based Arris Group, a premier video and broadband technology company, to enhance its entertainment services.
The end-to-end solution from Arris includes a centralized video and optical headend, HFC network, IPTV middleware as well as IP and cable set-top devices.
The Arris solution will enable RCJ to deliver enhanced Internet data services; expand the number of channels it currently offers and the refreshed IPTV portal will improve the user interface and channel display, as well as enabling program recording. Furthermore, subscribers benefit from the Arabization of content.
Arris has also enabled RCJ to optimize bandwidth limitations in its HFC network. RCJ can now unify the number of channels supported over HFC and GPON networks from a centralized headend, instead of separate headend per each city it administrates.
"We were looking for a proven, integrated solution enabling us to cover delivery from end to end," said Ahmed Hassan, director of Engineering Department at Royal Commission in Jubail.
"The Arris portfolio allows us to streamline this process, while providing added business benefits such as content localization capabilities. Furthermore, as we look to expand our geographical remit, the ability to stream from a single centralized headend will be paramount in supporting this growth."
The solutions will be deployed by Nesma Telecom, a value added reseller for Arris in Saudi Arabia.
"We are transforming how organizations deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries, and our engagement with the Royal Commission in Jubail is a prime example of this," said Steve McCaffery, senior vice president, EMEA, Arris.
"With our end-to-end video delivery solutions, the organization can now provide its subscribers with a wider choice and an improved experience - all while streamlining its delivery processes,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service