Sunrise Chooses Entone IPTV STBs

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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Largest Private Swiss Operator Deploys IPTV

CUPERTINO, CA — Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions, today announced that Sunrise Communications, the largest private telecom provider in Switzerland, has selected Entone as its set-top box partner for the deployment of advanced IPTV services.

Founded in 1997, Sunrise has long been an innovative provider of premium residential and business services that include fiber-based broadband Internet, mobile solutions, advanced IP services and wireline telephony. Due to its dedication to customer satisfaction and innovative vision, Sunrise is now the largest private telecommunications provider in Switzerland, with almost 3 million subscribers, and growing.

“To position us for growth, we need reliable, quality products that can enable us to continue to deliver differentiating services,” said Thomas Leber, Senior Manager, Wireline at Sunrise. “Entone’s strong commitment to product support was a key factor in our decision to deploy the Amulet. Amulet also easily integrates with our eco-system partners, allowing us to rapidly deploy IPTV services across our expanding footprint. Partnering with Entone will help us take advantage of the additional revenue stream opportunities while providing our subscribers added benefits and viewing flexibility.”

Entone connected home products have powered the deployment of IPTV and Hybrid TV services to hundreds of global operators. The company has seen strong growth in Europe where the adoption of Hybrid TV is catalyzing much of the industry’s innovations. With its FusionTV infrastructure-as-a-service offering, Entone has started to support similar Hybrid TV services in the U.S. where operators are starting to bundle TV services with consumers’ broadband TV subscriptions.

“As a market leader in IPTV, Entone’s focus has always been to provide a reliable and future-proof platform for delivering integrated IPTV services that enhances the user experience,” said Bart Vanderostyne, Director of EMEA Sales and Operations at Entone. “Opportunities in the TV market are rapidly changing with over-the-top content and new IP-based applications. We are pleased to be working with a visionary operator such as Sunrise to meet those market realities as they rollout innovative IPTV services.”

Advanced logistic services are being provided by Entone’s local partner Adrenio, to further help Sunrise accelerate their deployment of IPTV services.

Demonstrations of the Amulet 400 Series and Entone’s family of Hybrid TV solutions can be seen at IP&TV World Forum in London at the Entone stand (no. 53).