Begun in September 2013, it saw the company provide software and systems integration services to help the telco move more than 130,000 IPTV subscribers from Alcatel-Lucent MiViewTV middleware to the nangu.tv platform.
The new software was automatically installed on all subscribers’ set-top boxes, allowing them to take advantage of new features including time shifting, remote recording and a new user interface.
The introduction of the new platform also contributed to a 10% year-on-year increase in new subscriptions by the end of December 2013.
David Duron, marketing director at O2 with responsibility for consumer services, said: “Although we had traditionally thought of ADB as a hardware provider, over recent years we have come to recognise ADB’s impressive software, services and systems integration expertise.
“ADB’s team not only had the skills to make this a smooth transition for our subscribers but also delivered creative ideas and value-added services that made the entire process very cost-effective.”
Peter Balchin, CEO at ADB, added: “By upgrading the software on existing consumer premises equipment rather than replacing hardware, O2 has saved many millions of euros.
“This deployment demonstrates yet again that ADB’s future-proof technology provides an incredible return on investment by extending the life of legacy systems.”
O2 began deploying ADB-3800 hybrid IPTV HD set-top boxes eight years ago.
O2 saw a major change of ownership late last year, when PPF Group acquired a 65.9% stake held by Telefónica for €2,467 million in cash