PCCW Picks Harmonic Encoders


Harmonic announced Wednesday that PCCW, Hong Kong’s largest telephone company, is deploying its DiviCom Electra 5400 standard-definition MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) encoders for its entire Internet-protocol-TV channel lineup.

With MPEG-4 video compression, which is about twice as efficient as MPEG-2, PCCW expects to be able to increase the number of subscribers that can access its IPTV service over its digital-subscriber-line network.

The telco claims to be the world's largest IPTV operator, with more than 700,000 video subscribers.