China Unicom selects Net Insight Solution for Sports Video

China Unicom will use the ‘Nimbra’ solution from Net Insight, Sweden, onwards for live events contribution to support sports games. Net Insight is a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks. China Unicom is a state-owned telecommunications operator.


The video contribution network will be used to support transporting media content from live sports games, including from multiple sports arenas across China, to China Unicom’s central hub in Beijing. Nimbra offers flexible access for true multiservice media transport. Some of the units will be mobile and deployed for other live events when not used for sports games.

The Nimbra MSR solution combines native video/audio service transport with carrier-class Metro Ethernet switching to provide a high quality solution for demanding applications in the media and broadcast industry. Thanks to the efficient bandwidth utilization, China Unicom will be able to carry both video and data over its existing infrastructure, using dual uplinks for high availability.

Fredrik-Tumegard-Net-Insight“China Unicom is our first major telco in the country and this is another important step forward for Net Insight, reinforcing the trust we have built in the region and the strength of our brand in the market in China,” says Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight.

The order for the Nimbra solution was won through Net Insight’s master distributor in China, NI Systems Limited, in the fourth quarter of 2014 and was delivered in the first quarter of 2015.

About Net Insight
Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra(TM) platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.
More than 200 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

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