Chilean telecom deploys upgraded Bridge Technologies' IPTV monitoring system

Norwegian vendor Bridge Technologies has been tabbed by Chilean telecom Telefónica del Sur to provide advanced digital media monitoring services for the telco's IPTV services.

The Grupo GTD telecommunications division, Chile's fourth largest telco and the first to offer IPTV services, is deploying a VideoBRIDGE end-to-end monitoring and analysis system, which includes Bridge Technologies' VB220 probes for advanced digital media monitoring. Telefónica del Sur, with some 308,000 customers, is in the midst of a transformation from a traditional fixed telephony provider to a multiproduct telecommunications operator offering wireless local telephony, Internet, IPTV, security services (tele-vigilance) and specialized telecom services for businesses.

Bridge Technologies, meanwhile, is also pushing into the over-the-top video delivery world. It recently began shipping an enhanced version of its microVB miniaturized digital media probe, which can report granular--as in second-by-second--data on all traffic passing through a subscribers set-top box. The microVB2.0 also can analyze OTT service quality, giving a better picture to service providers of subscribers' QoS.

The device can also monitor interactions between triple-play services, contention for bandwidth with Internet streaming media and OTT service degradation.

For more:
- see this release
- see this B&E article

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