Video software provider Synamedia has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the supplier’s Infinite video platform, security products and integration services.
Synamedia said the platform will support the operator’s goal to provide a unified global cloud TV platform running on its next-generation ‘Gigabit’ broadband infrastructure. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Furthermore, Synamedia will be integrating the recently acquired Unitymedia cable TV platform and set-top boxes with the Vodafone GigaTV flagship product in Germany.
This will allow Vodafone to offer its GigaTV product across a unified base – effectively combining the existing Vodafone households and the newly acquired Unitymedia properties.
Tanja Richter, technology director, consumer product and services, Vodafone Group, said: “Synamedia was the ideal choice to help us with this uniquely complex migration project in Germany, as well as our strategic global transformation. Their technology, end-to-end integration skills and security solutions will help Vodafone effect a smooth transition to a unified Gigabit-ready cloud TV platform.”
Yves Padrines, CEO, Synamedia CEO, added: “We share Vodafone Group’s vision of a sustainable cloud TV future in which existing assets and investments are nurtured. Leveraging our Infinite services, security solutions and integration capabilities, Vodafone Group will benefit from a unified cloud TV platform that will boost operational efficiencies and provide the foundation for a best-in-class subscriber experience for years to come.”