Tata Communications has teamed up with China Telecom to deliver new media and entertainment services to global customers using its Video Connect platform.
China Telecom will use Tata Communications' technology to deliver live broadcasts of sporting events happening in its home market.
Tata’s Video Connect service consists of an end-to-end managed, Dynamic synchronous transfer mode (DMT) network based on Tata’s fibre backbone.
DMT technology supports media interfaces including DVB-ASI, SD-SDI and HD-SDI, ensuring high quality of service and minimal packet loss for “seamless” global connectivity, Tata said.
The offering forms part of Tata’s recent-launched Media Ecosystem, which provides asset and workflow management, cloud-based layout, automation and control, storage and OTT platforms as a service.
Pengcheng Fan, VP of Product Development at China Telecom Global, said: “Mobile video consumption is growing at an exponential rate with a robust growth trajectory expected in the next five years. Through our new video network partnership, China Telecom Global can provide seamless connectivity for our media and entertainment customers across China.
“The partnership is defined by connectivity to key global destinations, premium quality and industry leading SLAs.”
In return, Tata said it would be able to leverage China Telecom’s video network to give its customers access to new global broadcasters, media and entertainment providers.
Brian Morris, VP of Global Media & Entertainment services at Tata Communications, said: “Tata Communications is dedicated to offering its media customers access to key media hotspots for the distribution of premium broadcast quality content across the globe.
“This partnership with China Telecom Global is a natural step in that direction and marks the expansion of Tata Communications’ Global Video Network reach into China. We are excited to leverage China Telecom Global’s video network in China and to offer our customers access to this key region”