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Synamedia scratches heads with virtual headend in a box

Sometimes convergence can be taken a step too far and that seems to be the case with Synamedia’s latest innovation unfurled at the Anga Com cable show in Cologne next week, billed as a virtual headend in a box. This is no criticism of the product but of the marketing since it creates an oxymoron out of two product categories that have been around for at least two years – the virtual headend and the headend in a box. Both are widely available and have been deployed by a number of operators. Swisscom in September 2017 became one of the first operators to virtualize its headend as part of a wider migration from in-house legacy broadcasting appliances to COTS (Common…

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