South Africa’s MultiChoice Chooses Net Insight Network Expansion

Net Insight, a provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, announced that its Nimbra solution has been selected by MultiChoice, a multichannel video operator, to expand its existing campus network in South Africa. The order was won by GDS Technologies, Net Insight’s partner in Sub-Saharan Africa.

MultiChoice will use Net Insight’s Nimbra solution to bring its recently established back-up facility into full operation, making it possible for them to serve additional areas and provide business continuity for its primary transmission site in Randburg. The inter-campus network will be fully integrated into MultiChoice’s existing Nimbra-based network, enabling the company to connect its pay TV operation centers to provide lossless compression when transporting high-definition television (HDTV) services in real-time. The solution will also address the challenges of back-up, disaster recovery and business continuity, as well as the opportunity to up-scale services in different locations in the future.

“MultiChoice is looking to deliver new content in new formats with the highest quality of service (QoS), which our Nimbra video transport and JPEG2000 compression solutions enable them to do cost efficiently,” says Fredrik Tumegård, CEO at Net Insight. “This deal highlights Net Insight’s strength in offering products that are best-of-breed, which successfully work across all types of network environments throughout the world.”

Net Insight’s Nimbra platform helps to cost-effectively deliver video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness across all platforms.

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