Telkomsel’s New OTT Service Is a Major Hit With Sports Fans

Providing an OTT Service
With accelerated time to launch

Leverage the simplicity and scalability of the cloud while scaling the delivery of your OTT services up and down based on actual needs.

Looking for a Robust Scalable Solution

Telkomsel is the leading mobile operator in Indonesia. To evolve their technology strategy and offer more of what subscribers want, they envisioned a mobile app for live sports streaming. Telkomsel had plans to launch its new OTT service in time for the 2018 world soccer championships. The games were only weeks away and they needed to set up their OTT service fast.
Video quality for OTT live sports streaming is essential and Telksomsel required robust scaling to seamlessly handle peak viewing times.

LOOKING FOR A ROBUST SCALABLE SOLUTION

Telkomsel is the leading mobile operator in Indonesia. To evolve their technology strategy and offer more of what subscribers want, they envisioned a mobile app for live sports streaming. Telkomsel had plans to launch its new OTT service in time for the 2018 world soccer championships. The games were only weeks away and they needed to set up their OTT service fast.
Video quality for OTT live sports streaming is essential and Telksomsel required robust scaling to seamlessly handle peak viewing times.
The Play-by-Play

Harmonic’s VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform was a perfect fit. The solution handles everything for the MAXstream service, from IP ingest to delivery. It was deployed within four weeks, and ready to go for the first game. After only the first month, 3.9 million active users were live streaming content. 70% of which are currently engaging with sports content on an intermittent basis.

Our SaaS business model makes live streaming simple. Teams of experts ensure that content always streams smoothly and securely, with the highest possible video quality. The VOS360 platform also provides serious savings with EyeQ™ content-aware encoding. It leverages artificial intelligence-based technology to reduce bandwidth consumption by up to 50%.

The entire ecosystem enables viewers to enjoy compelling live and VOD content on any device using iOS and AndroidTM. The solution provides content to Akamai’s CDN, and uses Accedo’s user experience engine. Other integrations include DRMtoday from castLabs, which manages digital rights. These close partnerships were instrumental for proper planning.

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Telkomsel gets results

The success of the launch and the quality of service was rewarded with 4M new OTT subscribers in just over 4 weeks. Their growing subscriber base proved that viewers were hooked, and wanting more.
The pay-as-you-grow model made it possible for Telkomsel to expand its offer. They have since added 21 live OTT channels for over 2.1M engaged sports fans, and also VOD content. With the support of Harmonic’s VOS360 platform, Telkomsel now has the momentum to just keep on growing.

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The Results

“In the OTT environment, agility and scalability are critical. VOS360 platform made it possible to launch additional channels in a matter of hours. And since channel expansion is ongoing at Telkomsel, we know that Harmonic’s solution will continue to play a key role in helping us meet the growing demand for more video on every screen.”

Crispin P. Tristram | Head of Digital Lifestyle, Telkomsel

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