Vodafone Group turns to Synamedia for unified global TV platform
Mobile operator and infrastructure provider, Vodafone Group, has chosen Synamedia to provide solutions that will help it with its vision of creating a unified global cloud TV platform running on next generation Gigabit infrastructure.
Synamedia, an video software provider, has announced it has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end to end integration services.
In addition, Synamedia will be integrating the recently acquired Unitymedia cable TV platform and set-top boxes with the Vodafone GigaTV flagship product in Germany, using Synamedia Infinite services, security solutions and integration skills. 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 at 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, 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.”