Entel Bolivia Selects Harmonic Bandwidth Solution for DBS Service – Satellite Today

[Via Satellite 10-29-2015] Telecommunications operator Entel Bolivia has deployed an integrated headend solution from Harmonic to power its Direct-Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service. Harmonic is supplying its Electra encoders for MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) encoding and DiviTrackIP statistical multiplexing of SD and HD video content.

Using Harmonic’s high-density, scalable video infrastructure solutions, Entel Bolivia can now deliver 124 SD MPEG-4 AVC, 20 HD MPEG-4 AVC and 30 radio channels with high bandwidth efficiency. According to Harmonic, the solutions allow Entel Bolivia to offer additional services with improved video quality, while lowering operating expenses and providing a seamless migration path toward delivery of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).

The Electra encoders support primary and secondary outputs, as well as a “pay-as-you-grow” approach to scalability, enabling Entel Bolivia to upgrade SD channels to HD via licensing.

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