Tata, China Telecom tie-up for video delivery

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 12 May 2015

Tata Communications and China Telecom Global have joined forces to enable and manage broadcast quality video content from China and internationally.

After a successful trial with the delivery of the 2015 World Figure Skating Championship between Shanghai and Japan, the companies will continue to work together to distribute coverage of live sporting events from China.

Mobile video is set to generate more than 69% of Mobile Data traffic by 2019, according to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index – a phenomenon that Tata Communications and China Telecom Global are keen to exploit.

"Mobile video consumption is growing at an exponential rate with a robust growth trajectory expected in the next five years. Through our new video network partnership, China Telecom Global can provide seamless connectivity for our media and entertainment customers across China," said Pengcheng Fan, vice president, product development, China Telecom Global.

"The partnership is defined by connectivity to key global destinations, premium quality and industry leading SLAs. We are excited about this partnership as it helps to further differentiate our service offerings in the market."

Tata Communications recently launched its Media Ecosystem, which combines traditional video contribution services with IP-based connectivity. The ecosystem enables management of content as a cloud-based managed service and supports global media distribution requirements, OTT and mobility applications, according to the Indian company.

Brian Morris, vice president & general manager, Global Media & Entertainment services, Tata Communications, added: "Tata Communications is dedicated to offering its media customers access to key media hotspots for the distribution of premium broadcast quality content across the globe.

"This partnership with China Telecom Global is a natural step in that direction and marks the expansion of Tata Communications' Global Video Network reach into China. We are excited to leverage China Telecom Global's video network in China and to offer our customers access to this key region, connecting broadcasters, media and entertainment providers, news bureaus and service providers across the globe."