The Company


Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH is wholly owned by CK Hutchison Holdings Limited in Hong Kong and started in May 2003 with the brand “3” as first sole UMTS-provider in Austria. Drei aims to facilitate customers’ lives by providing access to the latest technology and to the digital world. Drei believes that mobile communications are indispensable in everyday life and should be affordable for all Austrians. Voice telephony in HD-quality, mobile broadband internet and numerous multimedia-proposals like 3MobileTV are among the most attractive offerings of Drei.


With the takeover of Orange Austria in January 2013, Drei has taken an important step for continuing its growth – counting 3.6 million customers (31 Dec 2014), it is currently the third-strongest market contributor.



The Services


SmartSpot took over application support for the streaming platform that Drei Austria runs for its Mobile TV services in 2015.

Through this whole period we provided 1st, 2nd and 3rd level application support with a team of 4 people.

In addition to application support we provided also professional services to expand streaming services capabilities in order to support MPEG dash format for HTTP streaming.

Project overview:

Project duration : 

Started in January 2015 – December 2015


Industry :

  • Media – Live & VOD multi-screen encoding & streaming


Resources Involved :

  • 2 support engineers
  • 2 development engineers


Technology stack :

  • RTSP Streaming
  • HTTP Streaming (Apple, Adobe, Silverlight and MPEG dash)
  • Encoding (MPEG4 and H264)
  • C++ / Java development

The Outcome


Taking over support services, we managed to meet customers’ expectations and maintain same quality support. As additional services we implemented MPEG-dash support for their existing HTTP streaming solution.