Telefonica launches satellite streaming across LATAM

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 28 July 2015

Having already been tested during Chile's Copa América and Mexico's Federal Elections, Telefonica's wholesale solution for satellite Internet video streaming on Ka-band is commercially launching across Latin America.

The service targets the TV and broadcasting industry and aims to meet the live streaming needs of Latin American stations, particularly when covering large-scale events. During both the Mexican elections and the Chilean football tournament, Media Networks - Telefonica's B2B unit - deployed five satellite channels of 2Mbps each to meet the broadband requirements.

Telefonica designed the solution for both occasional broadcasts and permanent video contributions, working as a regular DSNG but with fewer equipment expenses.

The platform supports maximum bandwidths of 18Mbps download and 3Mbps upload, although it will prioritise video upload, according to the telco.

"This new solution is an evolution of the current similar offers in the market, as it has a dedicated bandwidth for each task at a competitive price and intends to guarantee a better experience for the final user," said Juan Revilla, CEO of Telefonica Business Solutions' wholesale unit.