Espial signs DevOps agreement with NOS

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Espial Signs DevOps Agreement with NOS for “UMA” Continuous Innovation

OTTAWA, Canada — Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced it has signed an agreement with NOS to provide agile and DevOps engineering and delivery services. This engagement empowers NOS to implement continuous innovation approach so they can stay tip of market and more effectively monetize their video services at web speed with DevOps development practices.

NOS, Portugal’s primary cable operator with over 1.6 million television clients, launched their service UMA TV in 2016. They have embraced DevOps development methodology to introduce new features and quality improvements continuously to their end subscribers. RDK was created to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video, applications and use experiences with shared source device level software. It also provides a foundation for sustained innovation so operators can match the relentless pace of innovation.

With Espial, NOS benefits from their first mover experience in bringing a new DevOps supplier-operator model to market. In this model, Espial worked collaboratively with NOS to implement collaborative processes that balance risk and cost management between the companies. As part of this, Espial uses a rigorous methodology with open processes and shared tools used to ensure operational transparency and ensure close ties to fully empower development teams between the companies. Espial and NOS are using these new DevOps approaches to deliver new features and improvements on a fast cadence.

“The ability to react quickly to consumer needs and changing market dynamics is very important to NOS. Our goal is to be more agile and rapidly introduce new revenue generating services, improve customer satisfaction, and to grow our advanceTV subscriber base”, said Pedro Bandeira, Director Product Development, NOS.

“We are honoured to have NOS select Espial as their trusted partner to help them with the continued evolution of their UMA video service” noted Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial. “NOS has demonstrated that they are willing to lead and innovate, and we’re excited to be part of this.”