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TalkTalk to use Agama Technologies to monitor IPTV

Agama Technologies have announced today that TalkTalk will use Agama's head-end monitoring systems to continuously monitor it's to-be-launched TV service. The company have deployed the service monitoring solution which checks all streams in real-time for packet loss and freeze-frame conditions allowing the company to understand the quality of the TV service.

"It's with great pleasure I see that our powerful head-end monitoring offering proved to be the best fit for TalkTalk, enabling massive content level analysis in a cost and space efficient way. We warmly welcome TalkTalk as a new Agama customer, and look forward to being their quality assurance partner in the exciting future ahead of the UK market."

Mikael Dahlgren, CEO, Agama Technologies

TalkTalk have plans to enhance their broadband service by offering customer the option of TV channels. The service is to be based around YouView, the project which is set to bring on-demand and pay-TV channels to freeview users. TalkTalk are looking to use this as an opportunity to break in to the quad-play market which would help them compete with Sky and Virgin who dominate this area. TalkTalk certainly have the customer base to try and sell to with over 4.2 broadband customers.


Unfortunately the ones in rural areas won't be able to use it. No quad play for them. I think they are going to have to lower contention ratios before their customer base will be happy to use this service, despite fancy monitoring systems if they don't have the capacity they won't be able to stream. YouView could be the straw that exposes the camel's back, and lots of other ISPs will feel the pain too.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 9 years ago

TalkTalk only has 4.2 broadband customers? =)

  • swervinc
  • over 9 years ago

Sky don't do quad play, do they ?

  • herdwick
  • over 9 years ago

Insufficient backhaul etc is just as likely to be an issue in urban areas with some ISPs, and is not a problem that is unique to rural areas. Indeed, given the relative sparse population density in some rural areas, they may well experience better performance in this regard than their urban neighbours.

Of course services like IPTV will then start to highlight the need to charge sustainable rate for broadband if capacities are increased, contention rates decreased etc. A key question is whether enough people are prepared to pay for a better overall service.

  • New_Londoner
  • over 9 years ago

cyberdoyle just stfu for once and don't criticise every single action of major ISPs

  • alex85
  • over 9 years ago


I may have to give this a go on my TT line.

  • epyon
  • over 9 years ago

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