June 4, 2018
In a powerful demonstration of the value that live broadcasting services can bring to an enterprise environment, PCCW Global earlier this year cooperated with Caton Technology (Asia) Limited, a leading provider of advanced IP video transmission and managed file transfer solutions, to deliver a fully managed live IP transmission of all three days of the 2018 PCCW Global Business Launch to a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, the event, which was held in Hong Kong, was made available on a delayed broadcast basis to all other PCCW Global offices around the world and was also viewable via Video on Demand (VoD) on mobile devices for those staff who were traveling at the time or located away from the major offices.
At the event, locally encoded video utilized Caton Engine’s Reliable Real-Time Transport Protocol (R2TP*) over PCCW Global’s TV Network (GTVN) and Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver broadcast quality transmissions to offices and individuals overseas. This easy to use and highly cost-effective solution enabled far greater employee engagement than had ever been possible before. The cost of bringing all staff together in Hong Kong for the event had previously meant that only a subset of PCCW Global’s worldwide staff complement could actually attend and participate, whereas now everyone was able to be an active participant and be fully informed regarding the company’s plans and future direction.
The solution successfully demonstrated the viability of broadcasting business activities to global offices, dramatically increasing employee inclusion and involvement in company events while simultaneously reducing travel costs. It also provides best-in-class, fully managed and highly flexible video transmission with reliability rivalling dedicated satellite or leased line solutions, at a fraction of the cost.
The solution made use of PCCW Global’s advanced global video network, further demonstrating the power of the two companies working together to provide game-changing enterprise broadcasting services which can conveniently link delegates to business events irrespective of where they are in the world.
Since PCCW Global and Caton Technology began collaborating in May 2017, the two companies have successfully delivered new, innovative, cost-effective and reliable services to broadcasting, content and enterprise clients around the world.
Mr. Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing Officer, PCCW Global, said, “For the first time in PCCW Global’s history, our colleagues from around the world were able to watch live streaming of the company’s Business Launch from a conference hotel in Hong Kong. Our colleagues in Beijing, Brisbane, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo were all able to gain a first-hand impression of the proceedings as the meeting unfolded, while delayed coverage was made available via a VoD facility for those located too far outside of Hong Kong’s time zone. A security layer was also applied to the material, to ensure that sensitive information shared on a “company confidential” basis would not be available to those outside PCCW Global’s employee base, an essential precaution applicable to many company events.”
Mr. Eric Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Caton Technology Corp., said, “We are proud of our strong relationship with PCCW Global, and we thank them for inviting us to be involved during their global sales event to showcase the combined power of the Caton Engine and PCCW Global’s GTVN network. Our combination of reliable, scalable and affordable managed transmission services is changing the way high-quality content moves around the world. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship and provide a new level of service to clients around the world.”
Caton’s integrated solutions are now available via PCCW Global’s world-wide sales channel, and the combined team is prepared and ready to distribute a wide variety of live events, including world class sporting events and live concerts as well as enterprise business events and employee information sharing sessions. The PCCW Global GTVN and Caton Engine technology are also very well suited to worldwide media content contribution and distribution activities.
A diagram illustrating how Caton Technology utilizes the latest high-speed, secure IP-based broadcast solutions to deliver broadcasting solutions to anywhere in the world on the back of PCCW Global’s TV Network (GTVN).
*R2TP – a high-speed, secure IP-based broadcast solution over the Open Internet, eliminating QoS and QoE issues in live video transmissions.