Vodafone Netherlands is partnering with Entone and its systems integration partner, Divitel, to support TV services on its fiber to the home (FTTH) network in the Netherlands.
Vodafone’s Thuis service offers a number of television features including Pause Live TV (PLTV), along with a video on demand (VOD) library from public broadcasters, HBO, Videoland, and many others.
Gerard Overmars, head of consumer fixed at Vodafone Netherlands, said, “Entone’s EnterLink solution enables us to quickly deploy advanced services today while also providing a flexible platform to launch emerging applications in the future.”
“Teaming with Vodafone Netherlands, part of one of the world’s most innovative service operators, is a privilege we aim to earn every day,” remarked Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. “We see mobile operators increasingly moving into advanced video services, and this represents a major growth area for Entone that leverages our track record for quality and innovation.”
Entone’s EnterLink video networking solution offers flexible networking options for delivering high quality video throughout the home, including 802.11ac for wireless distribution, MoCA for HD video distribution over existing coax cabling, and Boxless for supporting multiple TVs from a single set-top box. With EnterLink, operators can quickly and cost-effectively deliver hybrid video services across a variety of IP devices throughout the connected home without requiring new wiring or the need for operator-provisioned set-top boxes.
Vodafone Netherlands is part of the Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest mobile Telecom operators with 419 million customers, and is ranked the second largest Mobile operator in the Netherlands with 5.3 million customers.