Witbe chosen to monitor IPTV QoE for China's BesTV

The burgeoning market for IPTV in China, which is expected to exceed 15 million subscribers by 2011, has been a good one for Witbe, which has announced a deal with BesTV to monitor and measure the Quality of Experience for BesTV's 3 million IPTV customers.

BesTV will use Witbe's automated "robots" to simulate user actions and measure video and audio signals from behind the set-top box using standard video outputs and calculate a quality score based on true user experience. They can also send a sequence of automated IR signals to the STB and analyze screen responses to provide accurate metrics on zapping time and menu response times.

The Witbe solution will help BesTV make objective perceptual quality measurements, said BesTV CTO Bobby Lee. "It also helps our staff understand issues reported from remote sites and also the variation of quality from STB to STB."

The French company's IPTV solution in 2010 won the IPTV World Series award in the category of "Best Quality Improvement Solution." Its three-screen monitoring solution is shortlisted for the 2010 CSI awards for "Best monitoring or network management solution."

For more:
- see this release (pdf)

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