Thaicom signs MoU with Huawei and Starcor for OTT broadcasting in Thailand

Launch of Thaicom 8 on SpaceX’s Falcon 9. Image courtesy of SpaceX.

Thailand’s largest satellite operator, Thaicom, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese giant Huawei and Chinese end-to-end Over-the-Top (OTT) solutions provider Starcor.

The MoU aims to develop next-generation OTT broadcasting services in Thailand, targeting the enterprise, educational, government and telecom sectors. Under the agreement, Thaicom will provide satellite capacity and data center services.

Huawei and Starcor will focus on as-a-Service (aaS) offerings, with Huawei providing cloud computing, virtualized computing resources and infrastructure aaS, and Starcor providing OTT platforms and integrating third-party media and content management platforms.

Patompob Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer of Thaicom, said, “We would like to thank Huawei and Starcor for their trust in us to provide the satellite capacity and infrastructure needed to deploy OTT services in the near future in Thailand.  We are confident that the partnership with Huawei and Starcor will enable us to continue to provide the satellite capacity needed to fuel the new digital TV ecosystem.  The OTT platform represents a new service for Thaicom; it will complement our existing satellite platform and carry it into the new digital era”.

Robin Lu, Director of Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) said, “This partnership with Thaicom and Starcor is an example of Huawei’s determination to champion OTT as a Service on a worldwide scale. Our goal is to equip our customers with the advanced  industrial cloud and big  data  technologies,  to  provide  a  powerful,  best-in-class  OTT aaS platform  which  combines  fast  speed  and  rich  media  resources with  the  renowned  reliability  of Thaicom’s satellite technology. And in turn it will empower Huawei to create a powerful entertainment and educational OTT aaS platform value proposition in Thailand.”

Ivan Zhang, President and CEO, Starcor Media Technologies Limited, said, “We are proud to be involved in the development of Thailand’s future digital TV and content ecosystem. Through the cooperation  with  leading  telecom  service  provider  Huawei  and  leading satellite  operator Thaicom, Starcor is able to deliver an unparalleled new entertainment experience.”

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