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Thai telco goes 4K with Ateme, are financial woes behind it?

French encoding expert Ateme won a deployment at TOT (Telephone Organization of Thailand) while July 4 celebrations were underway in the US. A South East Asian telco deploying video technologies is a common trend, but the fact that TOT has gone for Ateme’s 4K UHD compression technologies shows just how advanced telcos in Asia have become in delivering video. Several years ago the state-owned TOT was in poor financial straits, in the wake of various accusations of corruption, scandals and upheavals, but it plowed on and invested substantially in building out LTE-enabled base stations. Therefore, we can jump to the conclusion that the mobile-first video boom in South East Asia has helped TOT pick up the pieces and pay off…

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