Forsway and KenCast have announced that the two technology companies are partnering to deliver KenCast’s Fazzt multi-cast content delivery system on Forsway’s Odin F-50 satellite modem and Forsway Xtend satellite platform.
KenCast can now offer a highly cost-savvy solution for underserved segments with poor connectivity by integrating its Fazzt multicast content solution with Forsway’s satellite broadband technology and hardware. This partnership will provide customers best of breed hardware and software for multicast content delivery on a cost-effective platform to succeed in their markets.
Forsway provides solutions that combine satellite and existing terrestrial technologies to enable cost-efficient broadband services to regions lacking robust infrastructure and service, including service operators in Africa and Asia. While today KenCast’s geographic core market is North and South America, the company believes the new integrated solution will attract strong interest in developing economies.
“While millions still have poor connectivity and infrastructure, the partnership will enable an expansion to provide underserved regions with a robust, low-cost and reliable connectivity, and Forsway to establish a footprint with new multicast capability,” said Tobias Forsell, CEO at the company. “Forsway will now also be able to offer its customer base its quality modem now further enhanced by KenCast multi-casting capabilities used by Hollywood and the US government for their mission critical content requirements.”
“KenCast’s Fazzt content delivery system fundamentally complements Forsway’s satellite modem with an integrated terrestrial backlink,” said Dr. Henrik Axelsson, President, KenCast. “By integrating the two solutions, together we can provide customers reliable, secure, and efficient multi-casting of content on a cost-effective satellite platform. The combined product should open opportunities to new markets for both companies. KenCast often speaks with customers who ask if we can provide them and the hundreds (or thousands) of receive sites in their network a cost-effective hardware platform for our KenCast content delivery software. The KenCast-Forsway combined solution provides an excellent solution for these scenarios.”