Finnish operator Maxisat picks Agama QoS solution for connected TV play

Finnish IPTV operator Maxisat has selected Agama Technologies to provide a quality assurance solution for its nationwide HLS-based over-the-top service to connected Samsung TVs.

The Agama solution includes automated QoE and QoS monitoring, testing of the over-the-top video services and will also support linear, VOD and event delivery models.

"As a provider of high-quality TV services, it is of strategic importance to provide the best transparency for our organization and enable them to act quickly in case of a detected problem," said J-P Hela-Aro, development manager at Maxisat.

Agama's solution uses an analysis engine to perform QoE and QoS monitoring of OTT services, and it supports multiple adaptive bitrate formats, including Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft's Silverlight Smooth Streaming. Maxisat will be able to access dashboard widgets and service status over­views, as well as drill-down features with detailed metrics and event logs down to each individual session.

Operators are increasingly using adaptive bitrate technologies to add both new OTT service and multiscreen for TV Everywhere additions to existing services.

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