SES and Harmonic are to work together to fast-track the freeing up of spectrum for 5G while simultaneously enabling SES’s C-band customers to maintain the quality and resilience of their critical video services.
This network transformation is based on Harmonic’s software solutions for satellite video delivery.
The two companies will partner for technology upgrades associated with the SES transition plan filed with the US Federal Communications Commission on 19 June.
SES and Harmonic will work jointly to deploy Harmonic’s XOS media processing in the headend and XOS Edge transcoding solutions in remote sites for primary distribution of video feeds. The XOS solutions are based on Harmonic’s streaming platform.
Jeremy Rosenberg, senior vice president, business development at Harmonic, said: “We are proud to support SES, its customers and the communications industry in enabling the transformation of C-band spectrum for 5G. Our software-based solutions set the standard for flexibility by enabling these traditional satellite delivery networks to deliver solutions with industry-leading bandwidth efficiency.”