Net Insight and Mobilelinks will provide media network solutions and services for the delivery of premium live sports content in the Nordics.
Mobilelinks is expanding its network capacity by deploying Net Insight’s Nimbra solutions at 50 network PoPs for arenas and broadcasters throughout the Nordic countries, offering 10Gbps capacity per arena with the ability to deliver multiple uncompressed feeds from each arena from several concurrent productions, including audio and arena networks. The network capacity will now be expanded by 100Gbps using Net Insight’s Terabit media transport platform, the Nimbra 1060. The low latency network enables more and larger productions and will accommodate future requirements such as new formats and remote production.
Andreas Langell, CEO of Mobilelinks, said: “We are delighted to expand our network capacity and to serve premium live sports in the Nordics. With this deal, we are strengthening our market position by doubling our switching capacity from 100 to 200Gbps, enabled by the high-capacity Nimbra 1060 platform. The upgraded network will have a high degree of flexibility, able to accommodate a range of future customer production and transport requirements.”
Crister Fritzson, CEO at Net Insight, said: “Net Insight is happy to support Mobilelinks, rights owners and broadcasters in the Nordics to deliver exciting live experiences to millions of sports fans. With this deal, we are further strengthening our position in our home markets. We are well aware of customers’ growing need to expand their network capacity, and our high capacity network solutions have demonstrated their ability to meet the highest reliability and flexibility requirements.”
The network installation has been ongoing since late June, with the first live games expected to be delivered over the network from August. The total order value exceeds SEK 8 million (approx. €770,000).