Sonera deploys Teleste Luminato to its backbone in Finland for Edge QAM renovation

Press release

The deployment ensures the delivery of high-value services from versatile sources to consumers within cable TV networks

Turku, Finland – 24 May 2016 – Teleste Corporation, a leading provider of video and broadband technologies and related services, announced today the deployment of Teleste Luminato headend platform to Sonera’s cable TV network in Finland. As part of the international Telia Company, Sonera operates a nationwide backbone network, and provides its customers with both TV services and access network services. Including almost 100 sites, Teleste’s deployment aims at a gradual Edge QAM update in Sonera’s entire backbone.

“During our long-term cooperation with Teleste in different types of projects, Teleste has always implemented its high capabilities as a solution provider that meets our extensive requirements. Therefore, we are pleased continue our cooperation in this nationwide Edge QAM renovation project” , states Sakari Kangasvieri, Department Manager, Sonera.  

The Teleste Luminato headend platform is designed for flexible and future-proof Edge QAM installations, as its Edge-QAM solution provides an advanced DVB-C platform for the multiplexing of versatile video sources for delivery in cable TV networks. Luminato also allows reception and re-multiplexing of local channels on remote sites. Due to its modular design, Luminato makes it possible to scale and update services to meet changing subscriber demands and future needs. As one of the most reliable headend platforms in the market, it will also ensure that subscriber services stay up and running at all times.

We are delighted that Sonera has selected our Luminato headend platform for this major renovation project. Sonera’s networks are known for their coverage and service availability, and that is what their consumers expect also in the future. We are confident that Luminato will provide them the best-of-breed solution which fulfils their, and their customers’, high service expectations”, tells Julius Tikkanen, Vice President of Video Service Platforms for Teleste.

Predefined by Teleste to meet Sonera’s specifications, the deployment is designed  the integration of the devices into Sonera’s nationwide management system.

Designed to meet the versatile demands of live content delivery, the Luminato platform enables an easy evolution path to future TV services. Please visit here for more information about the Teleste Luminato headend platform and its features and benefits.

We also invite you to visit us at ANGA COM 2016, 7-9 June, in Cologne, Germany. At our stand E19 in hall 10.2, we will highlight the Luminato platform along its new technological advances, and our experts will be happy to discuss the benefits of the platform in developing an attractive service bundle for your consumers. Detailed information about our event selection is available on our ANGA COM 2016 webpage.


Press contacts and inquiries for more information:

Mirkka Lamppu
Manager -  CEM and Communications, Teleste Corporation
Tel. +358 2 2605 611