Thaicom Public Company Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Starcor Media Technologies Limited, for the development of an OTT (Over-the-Top) platform in Thailand.
The companies have partnered to create value-added services for the next-generation OTT platform for enterprise, educational, government and telecom sectors in Thailand. Under the agreement, the companies agreed to develop content-rich OTT ecosystem services, including TV streaming and video on demand. The creation of this joint OTT ecosystem will benefit telecom operators in Thailand, who will be able to seamlessly integrate the OTT services with their products and deliver their contents to multi-screen devices such as smart TVs, smart phones, tablets and notebooks.
Under the MOU, Thaicom shall provide the network connectivity and data center services for Huawei and Starcor. While Huawei will provide the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)—cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet—Starcor will contribute the OTT as a Service (aaS) platforms, and integrate third party media and content management platforms. The MOU comes at a time when OTT content continues to grow in popularity among viewers in Thailand. The collaboration will enable the companies to help customers seize new opportunities in a rapidly changing media environment, by creating an offering tailored to their needs.
Patompob Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer of Thaicom Public Company Limited, stated that the OTT platform represents a new service for Thaicom, which will complement the company's existing satellite platform and carry it into the new digital era.
Robin Lu, Director of Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., added that this partnership with Thaicom and Starcor is an example of Huawei’s determination to champion OTT-as-a-service platform on a worldwide scale in cloud and big data era. Satellite technology serves as an enabler to unlock the digital ecosystem for new market opportunities, such as OTT. The firm's goal is to equip customers with the advanced industrial cloud and big data technologies, to provide a powerful, best-in-class OTTaaS platform, which combines fast speed and rich media resources with the renowned reliability of Thaicom’s satellite technology. This will empower Huawei to create a powerful entertainment and educational OTTaaS platform value proposition in Thailand.