Asian satellite operator Thaicom has joined forces with Huawei and Starcor Media to develop an over-the-top (OTT) video platform in Thailand. “We are confident that the partnership with Huawei and Starcor will enable us to continue to provide the satellite capacity needed to fuel the new digital TV ecosystem. The OTT platform represents a new service for Thaicom; it will complement our existing satellite platform and carry it into the new digital era,” said Patompob Suwansiri, chief commercial officer, Thaicom. Robin Lu, director of enterprise business, Huawei Technologies (Thailand), added: “This partnership with Thaicom and Starcor is an example of Huawei’s determination to champion OTT –as-a-services on a worldwide scale. Satellite technology serves as an enabler to unlock the digital ecosystem for new market opportunities such as OTT.”
“Our goal is to equip our customers with the advanced industrial cloud and big data technologies, to provide a powerful, best-in-class OTT platform, which combines fast speed and rich media resources with the renowned reliability of Thaicom’s satellite technology.” Starcor’s president and CEO Ivan Zhang said. He also expressed his pride at being involved in the project, saying it would enable Starcor “to deliver an unparalleled new entertainment experience” in Thailand. According to a memorandum of understanding (MOU), Thaicom will provide the satellite network connectivity and data centre services for the other two. Huawei will provide the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) while Starcor will contribute the OTT as a service (aaS) platforms and integrate third-party media and content management systems.