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* Prime integrator of Telefónica Digital's Global Video Platform
* Will implement Ericsson Operations Support System (OSS) and Business
* Managed Services and multi-vendor support for Telefónica's entire
Telefónica Digital has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to lead the
and implementation of its next-generation video platform
in a multi-year, multi-country deal.
Telefónica's Global Video Platform (GVP) will allow its subscribers to
video services such as live TV, video on demand and premium services,
simultaneously over any network for any device.
Within the Global Video Platform, several players are combining their
components such as IPTV middleware, OTT back-office, Digital Rights
Systems and Content Management Systems to provide the best video experience
Telefonica's subscribers. Telefónica's own R&D is developing and
user experience interface for GVP.
Vivek Dev, Director of Digital Services at Telefónica Digital, says:
people to be able to get their content whether they are on IPTV
or OTT (over-the-top) networks, on mobile or fixed. We chose Ericsson as
integrator because of their TV expertise as well as their knowledge in the
Focused on delivering a personalized customer experience, Telefónica
leverage Ericsson's portfolio of OSS and BSS software solutions to gain
operational efficiencies and modernize their end-to-end environment.
Paolo Colella, head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson,
"Our role as prime system integrator is to make the service seamless across
multi-vendor environment, and with our managed services we ensure the
video platform runs with the high level of quality expected every day by
Telefónica and their customers."
Telefónica operates in 25 countries. As of September 2012,
number of customers amounted close to 314 million and it is one of the
telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalization
number of customers. Its ordinary shares are traded on the Spanish Stock
(Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York,
and Buenos Aires.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Media kit on OSS/BSS
Ericsson TV solutions
Ericsson Systems Integration
Interview with Telefonica Digital's Vivek Dev
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