Telefónica selects ARRIS as set-top box strategic partnerFriday, September 9th, 2016
Telefónica Selects ARRIS as Strategic Partner for Global, Next-Generation Set-Tops
- ARRIS’s new set-top platform will power HD and UHD video services in Europe and Latin America
SUWANEE, Ga. — Telefónica has selected ARRIS International, plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) to develop a comprehensive range of new set-tops. The new platform follows a modular approach that leverages Telefónica’s scale to deliver next-generation video services to its subscribers – simplifying deployment for all Telefónica businesses around the world. The project takes ARRIS’s and Telefónica’s strategic partnership to a new level – building on past collaborations in Brazil and Spain.
The new, international set-top portfolio named “Proteus” will begin live roll-out in 2017 and will include set-tops supporting both wired and wireless, HD and UHD services, to be deployed with Telefónica’s satellite DTH, cable, and IPTV technologies. This new product family will give Telefonica the flexibility to bring new services to market, quickly and efficiently, through its scalable service architecture and low-maintenance design.
“Our growing partnership with Telefónica speaks to ARRIS’s unique combination of technical expertise and global scale,” said Steve McCaffery, Managing Director of International Sales and Business Operations for ARRIS’s International Business Operations Group. “We’re strategically positioned to help service providers transform entertainment through the evolution of the set-top. And Telefónica’s choice to have ARRIS develop its new platform represents the progression of a successful partnership that will bring next-generation services to millions of subscribers across Europe and Latin America.”