Starcor, Thaicom and Huawei Sign MOU for the Development of OTT (Over-the-Top) Broadcasting Service in Thailand

Time:2017-08-07     Share...

Bangkok, Nonthaburi,, 06 June 2017 – Starcor—the major international supplier of video solution and video big data service—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Thaicom Public Company Limited and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. for the development of an OTT (Over-the-Top) platform in Thailand., ,

The companies have partnered to create value-added services for the next generation OTT platform for enterprise, educational, government and telecom sectors in Thailand. Under the agreement the companies agreed to develop content-rich OTT ecosystem services, including TV streaming and video on demand. The creation of this joint OTT ecosystem will benefit telecom operators in Thailand, who will be able to seamlessly integrate the OTT services with their products and deliver their contents to multi-screen devices such as smart TVs, smart phones, tablets and notebooks.

Ivan Zhang, President of Overseas Business of Starcor, said, "We are proud to be involved in the development of Thailand’s future digital TV and content ecosystem. Through the cooperation with leading telecom service provider Huawei and leading satellite operator Thaicom, Starcor is able to deliver an unparalleled new entertainment experience."

Under the MOU, Thaicom shall provide the network connectivity and data center services for Huawei and Starcor. While Huawei will provide the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)—cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet—Starcor will contribute the OTT as a Service (aaS) platforms, and integrate third party media and content management platforms.

The MOU comes at a time when OTT content continues to grow in popularity among viewers in Thailand. The collaboration will enable the companies to help customers seize new opportunities in a rapidly changing media environment, by creating an offering tailored to their needs.

Patompob Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer of Thaicom Public Company Limited, said, “We would like to thank Huawei and Starcor for their trust in us to provide the satellite capacity and infrastructure needed to deploy OTT services in the near future in Thailand. We are confident that the partnership with Huawei and Starcor will enable us to continue to provide the satellite capacity needed to fuel the new digital TV ecosystem. The OTT platform represents a new service for Thaicom; it will complement our existing satellite platform and carry it into the new digital era.”

Robin Lu, Director of Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, "This partnership with Thaicom and Starcor is an example of Huawei’s determination to champion OTT-as-a-service platform on a worldwide scale in cloud and big data era. Satellite technology serves as an enabler to unlock the digital ecosystem for new market opportunities such as OTT. Our goal is to equip our customers with the advanced industrial cloud and big data technologies, to provide a powerful, best-in-class OTTaaS platform which combines fast speed and rich media resources with the renowned reliability of Thaicom’s satellite technology. And in turn it will empower Huawei to create a powerful entertainment and educational OTTaaS platform value proposition in Thailand.”

About Starcor

Starcor provides customizable end-to-end over the top (OTT)/IPTV solutions and services for provincial and national level operators internationally. It offers technical support, content strategy, and extensive collaboration services; turnkey OTT, IPTV, and DVB+OTT solutions; authentication, authorization, and accounting systems; content delivery network systems; CMS management systems; and terminals. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Chengdu, China with domestic and international branches and offices in Shenzhen, Hunan, Guangxi, Shandong, Fujian, Cambodia, and the Russian Federation among others. As of February 18, 2016, Starcor operates as a subsidiary of Hangzhou CNCR Information Technology Co., Ltd.


THAICOM Public Company Limited, a leading Asian satellite operator, was established in 1991. The Company was the first to launch a broadband satellite in the world, and is a leader in developing integrated solutions for satellite broadband and broadcast services. The Company's engineering teams provide leading-edge innovative solutions for satellite-based telecommunications services. Since its establishment the Company has launched seven satellites, with 5 satellites in operation. Thaicom satellites board a combined 800 TV channels both in SD and HD formats and provide IPSTAR broadband Internet services to enterprises, governments and telcos in 10 countries across Asia Pacific. THAICOM 8, the company's latest satellite, was launched in May 2016 to expand Thaicom's servicing capacity and footprint in Asia and Africa. Thaicom is traded on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) under the trade symbol "THCOM".


Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.