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StarHub brings ‘live’ sports action closer to spectators with Nokia’s Liquid Applications

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 24, 2014
The two companies collaborated to showcase Asia’s first live demonstration of Video Orchestration services based on Liquid Applications at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore.

Local telecommunications company StarHub launched on Tuesday (October 21, 2014) a trial of Nokia's Liquid Applications solution at its 4G mobile base stations within the Indoor Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub.

With an aim to bring 'live' sports action closer to spectators, four real-time video feeds of the Rising Stars Finals were played at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore. These feeds were delivered concurrently to spectators on mobile devices, offering them different perspectives of the action played out in the court. Spectators were also able to zoom in on the action by selecting any preferred camera angle at any time.

"We are excited over the potential in moving digital content to the farthest edge of our mobile network - the base stations. This localised mobile content delivery significantly reduces lags and boosts surfing quality, offering our subscribers the best mobile broadband experience," said Mock Pak Lum, chief technology officer at StarHub.

John Lancaster-Lennox, head of Asia South at Nokia Networks, added that this collaboration marks Asia's first live demonstration of Video Orchestration services based on Liquid Applications at a global tennis competition in Singapore.

According to their joint media statement, Nokia's Liquid Applications brings services to mobile broadband customers from the mobile base station. This is achieved by bringing applications, content, popular Internet sites or enterprise solutions into the base station whereby these are stored, processed and delivered directly and rapidly to mobile devices, increasing customers' mobile surfing performance. The solution will also allow mobile operators to offer other innovative services such as augmented reality and location-based services.

StarHub said that it will continue to carry out further trials of the full suite of Liquid Applications.


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