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Harmonic wins Orange OTT upgrade – substituting Envivio?

US encoding firm Harmonic looks to have pinched the Orange contract out from under the nose of Ericsson’s Envivio business, but a quick sift through old press releases reveals that Harmonic was already working with Orange, née France Telecom, throwing doubt over Orange being an entirely new design win for Harmonic – and suggesting the French operator has actually been sourcing multiple encoder suppliers for years. At IBC 2012, Harmonic partnered with France Telecom alongside French vendors Broadpeak and Viaccess-Orca on what they called a best of breed alliance, from which we can reasonably conclude that the CDN implementation came from Broadpeak, VO supplied a security system and Harmonic filled in the remaining parts of the video infrastructure – providing…

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