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May 30, 2024
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Vectra, one of the leading operators of the Polish telecommunications market, has changed its provider of video processing and delivery solutions.

With the cooperation of PROEXE and Ateme, the operator is improving its services with new origin packaging and CDN solutions.

Origin packaging is provided by Ateme, a global leader in video compression, delivery and streaming solutions with innovation at its core.

Replacing Vectra’s previous provider, Proexe adds the CDN service to the existing video solution.

The CDN BlueOnline solution currently used by Vectra was developed by PROEXE, part of the Vectra Group. The video origin and packaging solution was developed by Ateme, based on the Ateme NEA solution.

As a result, the operator can now offer Android TV services at an even higher level. One of the key features of the platform is high flexibility and scalability, which allows for easy expansion in terms of both performance and functionality.

Bartłomiej Irzyński, IT and Technology Director and Member of the Management Board at Vectra S.A said: “The enhanced video processing and delivery platform, developed in partnership with PROEXE and Ateme, is a milestone for Vectra, strengthening our position as an innovation leader in providing audiovisual content to cable TV customers.

“This solution not only enhances the quality of the services we offer, but also enables new opportunities, making it easier for us to scale our business and adapt to the growing needs of our subscribers.

“For Vectra, it’s also an opportunity to work more closely and have a greater impact on the further development of the CDN network that we and our customers use.

“PROEXE’s Ateme NEA and CDN BlueOnline solutions have delivered remarkable results. The entire system is very stable, and its maturity allowed for rapid testing, implementation, integration and installation.

“As a result, we were able to launch the product extremely quickly – the project started in August, and already on September 21 we were ready for its final launch.”

The Ateme NEA solution includes Cloud Digital Video Recording (cloud DVR) and catch-up TV functionalities.

These are complemented by the Ateme Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS), a hyperconverged data storage solution that reduces rack capacity requirements in the data center, contributing to more efficient and more easily scalable infrastructure planning, resulting in more flexible and eco-friendly growth.

“When launching or replacing an OTT service, two factors are most important: how stable the system will be and how long it will take to launch,” commented Tomasz Pałdyna, Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Ateme.

“We are pleased that together with PROEXE, we can ensure stable video delivery for Vectra’s TV Smart GO services, providing viewers across Poland with a great viewing experience – and we are proud to have implemented this new solution so quickly.”

The combined CDN PROEXE and Ateme NEA solution has also found its way to individual customers and telecom operators who have decided to implement the TV Smart services, both independently and in cooperation with EVIO SGT IPTV service provider.

Maciej Bakalarz, CEO & Founder of PROEXE, said: “We are very pleased that we were able to deliver and launch a modern, flexible and functional solution together with Vectra and Ateme.

“This is a great success for us, especially considering the very short time in which this implementation had to be carried out with no possibility of making any mistakes.

“It is also very important that the cost of traffic handling is at a very competitive level. The implemented solution is installed in five independent nodes and allows for traffic exceeding 1 TB/s.

“PROEXE also provided a cloud native version of CDN BlueOnline Selector solutions, which enables the integration and configuration of intelligent traffic control rules to external CDN systems, e.g. in case of temporary high traffic demand.

“By the end of the year, taking into account the development of demand for video streaming, we expect to increase performance level even several times.

“We are targeting this solution to all stakeholders, telecom operators and content providers as a modern alternative to existing solutions.”