Do-it-Yourself IPTV Takes Off in Belgium
Source: Ruckus Wireless
Gaining exclusive rights from the Professional Football League to broadcast Belgian football, Belgacom wanted to exploit this opportunity. It needed to act fast, ramping the services as quickly as possible. To do this, home installation and distribution of its IPTV service needed to be re-thought. Belgacom's goal was to empower consumers to install their service where and when they wanted, not having to schedule installation and wait for technicians. The conventional approach, wiring homes with Category 5 Ethernet or using an IP over powerline (PLC) solutions didn't meet that goal. Belgacom needed a carrier-class solution designed for the specific application - IPTV over Wi-Fi. Belgacom deployed Ruckus MediaFlex NG multimedia router and Ruckus MediaFlex NG multimedia adapter.