TV Connect 2016: SoftAtHome Invents the Future of Premium Interactive TV Services over Cable Networks for Mobistar Internet & TV
SoftAtHome has delivered its next generation software release to enable the launch of Mobistar TV over unbundled Cable network, a world first.
TV Connect, London – April 25, 2016 –SoftAtHome, a software provider for operator CPE devices enabling convergent services for the digital home, is proud to announce the delivery of its very latest software release, enabling the launch of Mobistar’s new TV offering over the unbundled cable network in Belgium.
In the context of Belgian Cable networks regulation, “Mobistar Internet & TV” is a world premiere where a mobile network operator is offering premium interactive Digital TV and High Broadband Internet services over unbundled cable infrastructure, hence becoming one of the first true Cable Virtual Network Operators in the world.
SoftAtHome has helped Mobistar deliver a range of innovative features for the cable TV Decoder, supporting their key priorities of using non-proprietary networks. On top of its new services such as download speeds up to 200Mbps, upload speeds up to 12Mbps, or non-capped monthly volumes, Mobistar offers TV services with a best-of-breed intuitive interface that includes an advanced PVR, an enriched EPG, 8 tuners supporting up to 4 simultaneous recordings and up to 400 hours of TV storage. All features enabled by SoftAtHome latest software release.
“Until now, end-users had a very limited and quite expensive Internet and TV offering here in Belgium,” said Mr Jean-Marc Harion, CEO of Mobistar. “With our new Mobistar Internet & TV offer, we propose up to 70 TV channels and high-speed Internet (100 Mo/s). To achieve that, we needed great time-to-market, a very flexible software platform to deliver all the features our subscribers demand and expect today, and competitive top-quality service. Thanks to our collaboration with SoftAtHome, we achieved all that and more, as our Mobistar Internet & TV is truly a world’s first: we are becoming one of the very first Cable Virtual Network Operators in the world.”
“Mobistar wanted all the latest TV and Digital Home features and to benefit from a service roadmap developed with major operators such as Orange, Swisscom or Etisalat, to extend their future service offerings,” says Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. “We are proud that they trust our solutions. This release shows that opening cable networks to operators develops competition and benefits to end-users who get more choice and competitive pricing.”
Meet SoftAtHome on stand 79, TV Connect ExCel from 26 to 28th April 2016.
Mobistar (Euronext Brussels: MOBB) is one of the main actors on the telecommunications market in Belgium and Luxemburg. The company offers its residential customers postpaid and prepaid innovative mobile telecom products and services. On the business market, Mobistar operates DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed Internet, acts as an integrated communications provider and offers a portfolio of mobility and connectivity services. Mobistar is also a wholesale provider, offering access to its infrastructure and service capabilities to its wholesale partners. Mobistar, with the Orange group as major shareholder, is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange.
SoftAtHome is a fast growing software company delivering leading connectivity, Pay TV and digital services for Operator devices in the home. Through its SOP product, SoftAtHome is empowering operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. Its solutions are already deployed on over 25 million homes in more than 15 countries in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments for major operators.
The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE.
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Marta Twardowska for SoftAtHome
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