Technical enablers for TV services are part of a wide-ranging alliance between Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange.
The two companies, which both run successful IPTV services, will also work together on joint services for their fixed line customers. This will include radio access network sharing in Europe, improving the Wi-Fi user experience while roaming, connected car technology and in-car infotainment services.
“Operators are expected to increase quality of service and to eliminate barriers and borders when using services,” said Ed Kozel, chief technology and innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom. “We are confident that the cooperation with France Telecom-Orange in dedicated areas will enable both of us to bring sustained benefits to our customers.”
“With this collaboration, our two groups will be able to address new growth opportunities as well as operational efficiency issues in a limited and targeted set of business domains for the benefits of our respective customers, while maintaining our individual strategies,” added Elie Girard, executive vice president strategy and development of France Telecom-Orange.