Commenting on the development, Donald McGarva, Amino’s CEO, said: “When you’re an operator with a complex network architecture, flexibility is critical.
“Cablenet, primarily a cable operator until recently, was at the crossroads when it started rolling its FTTH services. The TV service was being delivered to customers through legacy cable STBs until that time, that did not support IP, ABR and DRM technologies. As a result, it quickly became apparent that alternative ways should be investigated that would allow it to continue offering a reliable and high quality TV service minimising investments on the optical infrastructure. By introducing AminoOS running on our Amigo 7XC hybrid Android TV STBs it managed to solve this issue and additionally minimised any operational costs by using the same solution on both networks. We enabled Cablenet to unify the management of its two networks and enabled the rollout of its Next Generation TV services. Amino is looking forward to playing an important part in Cablenet’s future success”.
Charalambos Moyseos, CCO – retail, Cablenet Communication Systems, added: “Being able to deploy a single set-top box that allows us to manage our TV service, overcoming any restrictions imposed by the physical mediums of cable, fiber or pure OTT, will have a really positive impact on the performance, efficiency and quality of service offered to our subscribers.
“I’m also highly excited that we have been able to launch our next generation TV services. The combination of the Amigo 7XC and AminoOS enables us to be highly flexible in our network architecture and business model”.