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Cable Technology Feature Article

February 24, 2010

Beijing' Gehua Cable Picks BigBand's Broadband Edge QAM

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

BigBand Networks, a dealer in digital video networking, has stated that its broadband edge QAM BEQ platform is going to power Beijing Gehua Cable’s new interactive HDTV and broadband Internet services.
According to BigBand, optimizing video delivery is their core competency and their Edge QAM family reflects that. BEQ platform delivers efficient utilization of network resources at a low total cost of ownership and they offer service providers the best mix of reliability and density with a path to next-generation platforms.
Gehua Cable operates the broadcasting and cable TV network as well as reception and transmission of broadcasting and cable TV programs within the Beijing municipal area. The large-scale cable network covers all 18 districts and transmits more than 100 channels to 3.2 million people.
Officials with BigBand have stated that they are delighted that Gehua Cable has expanded their relationship and selected the BigBand BEQ platform. BigBand continues to lead the market in QAMs and now they’re bringing this industry-leading platform to China to support new services like interactive HDTV. Their BEQ platform’s superior RF performance and reliability enable their customers to deliver the highest quality for today’s services and tomorrow’s advanced applications at a significantly reduced operational cost.
The BEQ platform reduces total cost of ownership via superior RF performance, installed density, power consumption and RF output levels and has a resilient architecture with hot-swappable QAM modules, dual load-sharing hot swappable power supplies and fan trays that ensure high levels of service reliability. It is designed to be the ideal convergence point in a multi-service network, providing evolutionary roadmap to protect clients’ investment.
In addition to the BEQ, the BigBand Broadband Multimedia-Service Router was adopted by Gehua Cable. Gehua had already telecasted the 2008 Beijing Olympics using BigBand’s BMR and continues to use that platform in its digital TV network headend system to reliably deliver video content to Beijing’s residents.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison