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Broadpeak Teams Up With Microsoft Azure And Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

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Broadpeak® has joined forces with Microsoft Azure and Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier to elevate video streaming experiences on mobile devices.

Broadpeak’s BkS450 high-performance video streaming software is enhanced with Quality on Demand (QoD) Network APIs capabilities to improve the stability of video streaming for mobile users. Azure Programmable Connectivity (APC) solution and Deutsche Telekom’s Network API support are used to process and enforce the QoD requests. The three parties successfully tested the solution on the Telekom Edge Cloud platform in Berlin.

"The bandwidth available to 4G and 5G mobile users can sometimes shrink momentarily, at busy hours or during popular streaming events," said Guillaume Bichot, head of exploration at Broadpeak. "We are proud to address this issue with our successful proof-of-concept demonstration of the industry's first video streaming software enhanced with QoD Network APIs. Our award-winning BkS450 will help communication service providers, pay-TV operators, and video content providers maintain the highest quality for mainstream streaming services in challenging network conditions."

Broadpeak's BkS450 streaming software, enhanced with QoD Network APIs, boosts the network bandwidth made available to specific users when the video streaming experience starts to deteriorate. Once network conditions go back to normal, the bandwidth boost is released. In the end-to-end workflow, APC is the first destination point for Broadpeak’s streaming software API call. APC triggers Deutsche Telekom’s QoD Network API, whose mobile network then enforces the requested QoD boost for the users that need it.

The outcome is a much more stable streaming service for mobile and fixed wireless customers, with the highest quality, even when network conditions are challenging.

"One of the most common ways to watch video content today is streaming on mobile devices, but the quality of experience has to be high and reliable even when the network is busy to keep users satisfied," said Ross Ortega, vice president, product management, Microsoft Azure for Operators. "Using Microsoft Azure Programmable Connectivity with innovations from Broadpeak and Deutsche Telekom, communication service providers can unlock an outstanding and predictable quality of experience for video streaming on any screen."

With its new solution, Broadpeak will dramatically increase the value of operators’ networks for video distribution, augmenting the capabilities of their network and driving monetisation.

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