Cambridge, UK – Amino, the IP/Cloud video software and device specialist, today announced that it has been chosen by Deutsche Glasfaser, the largest provider of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in Germany, to support the second phase rollout of its next-generation TV platform.
Deutsche Glasfaser, which provides greenfield FTTH services across Germany, is working with Amino to support the next stage of the deployment of its end-to-end TV platform, DGTV. Following an initial launch of the platform in 2014, Deutsche Glasfaser has selected Amino to complement its existing platform, which is deployed as part of its triple-play bundle offering, and also as a white-labelled offering to wholesale customers, including ISPs and cable operators.
Amino Chief Technology Officer Mark Evensen explains: “As customers demand more and more from their TV platforms, whether it’s advanced apps, SVOD services, OTT multiscreen UX, UHD video or Android capabilities, operators need to ensure that they able to do this with ease, and have flexible enough infrastructure to continue to deploy new services at the same rate customers begin to expect them.”
As part of the deployment, Amino will provide Deutsche Glasfaser with next–generation hardware capabilities via the Amino VIEW Aria 6 device, while addressing the sophisticated consumer demands from Deutsche Glasfaser subscribers by implementing Amino ENABLE software as part of the supporting software stack. Launched earlier this year, the new Amino ENABLE ‘transformation software layer’ provides Deutsche Glasfaser a cost-effective way to provide state-of-the-art services across its entire customer base.
Uwe Nickl, Managing Director, Deutsche Glasfaser, says: “By combining Amino’s experience in hardware with the agility afforded from its virtualisation technology ENABLE, we’ve been able to deliver the best possible quality experience to our customers quickly, but also provide the scope and flexibility to deploy new services with ease in the future.”
Evensen adds: “We’ve worked closely with Deutsche Glasfaser to identify the real pain points they have experienced with developing and evolving their TV Platform, and worked alongside them to enhance their offering.”
The integrated Amino solution was chosen due to a number of defining features:
- A fully featured software stack: A clearly defined end-to-end solution with ease of deployment
- First class support: Allowing the flexibility to develop and release new features in line with Deutsche Glasfaser’s overall strategy roadmap
- Pre-integrated solutions: Embedded with best in class third-party ecosystems and premium OTT applications to provide next-generation services to subscribers
Amino will be demonstrating both the Amino VIEW hardware offering and Amino ENABLE virtual set-top box software at IBC 2017, (#14.K05) so if you are interested in arranging a demo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Deutsche Glasfaser
The Deutsche Glasfaser group, headquartered in Borken (Northrhine-Westfalia) plans, buildsand operates open, non-discriminatory end-to-end fiber-optical networks for private households and companies. Deutsche Glasfaser has pioneered state-of-the-art FTTH networks in rural areas through innovative planning and construction methods. As a private and strong investor, Deutsche Glasfaser is an independent and cooperative partner of the municipalities throughout Germany.
Deutsche Glasfaser originates in the Dutch Reggeborgh Group. Since mid-2015, the company has been operating under the majority interest of the internationally active investor KKR. Around 1.5 billion euros of capital is available for further expansion with the provision of 1 million households and companies.
Amino Communications is a global leader in innovative IP/Cloud video software and device solutions that enable service providers to transform the consumer experience. As pioneers of IPTV and with over seven million devices sold worldwide, Amino has a proven track record for rock-solid reliability, innovation and best-in-class customer care. Over 1,000 of the world’s leading service providers, across 100 countries have relied on Amino to provide a seamless delivery of rich entertainment experiences. We pride ourselves in providing award-winning solutions that enable the delivery of innovative services to enrich the lives of connected consumers.