It’s the first time that a complete 4K capable entertainment platform will be delivered by a single supplier anywhere in the world.
“Broadcasting the best UHD images requires tremendous transmission capacity. In practice, it is only possible to do this on the best fibre networks. You can transfer 4K images via satellite, however, a transfer of the highest quality demands so much of the satellite transponder capacity that the costs could be enormous. In addition, satellite customers share in one stream, in the same way as in linear television, says Øyvind Lundbakk, Product Director at Altibox.
Out goes the hard drive instead customers will be able to store up to 500 hours in the cloud. The recordings will be stored in Altibox’s data centre in Green Mountain at Rennesøy, Norway.
“This is a historic moment, not only for Altibox, but also for Huawei. In fact, this is the first 4K service launch in the industry for Huawei in Europe. We are very happy to bring a superior entertainment experience to the Norwegian people together with Altibox,” said Eric Zhang, CEO of Huawei Norway.
Altibox will connect its first customers with 4K UHD in March 2017.