Synamedia has signed a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services.
The combination will help Vodafone Group deliver its vision of a unified global cloud TV platform running on next-generation Gigabit infrastructure.
Synamedia will be integrating the recently acquired Unitymedia cable TV platform and Horizon set-top boxes with the Vodafone GigaTV flagship product in Germany, combining Synamedia Infinite services, security solutions and integration skills.
It means Vodafone will offer its GigaTV product across its newly expanded base and avoids an expensive swap-out of set-top boxes among cable customers across the former Unitymedia footprint.
Tanja Richter, Technology Director Consumer Product and Services Vodafone Group, said, “Synamedia was the ideal choice to help us with this uniquely complex migration project in Germany, as well as our strategic global transformation. Their technology, end-to-end integration skills and security solutions will help Vodafone effect a smooth transition to a unified Gigabit-ready cloud TV platform.”
Yves Padrines, Synamedia CEO, added, “We share Vodafone Group’s vision of a sustainable cloud TV future in which existing assets and investments are nurtured. Leveraging our Infinite services, security solutions and integration capabilities, Vodafone Group will benefit from a unified cloud TV platform that will boost operational efficiencies and provide the foundation for a best-in-class subscriber experience for years to come.”