Four service providers took to the stage at this year’s EMEA Channel Conference to highlight services powered by Motorola’s Home solutions.
Aram Barseghyan, Commerial Director of U!com, the biggest FTTH provider in Armenia, declared himself “very happy with Motorola” set-tops compared to the company’s experiences with its previous providers who could not meet U!com’s requirements for operating flexibility, picture quality and surround sound. New extensions to U!com’s IPTV service include online facilities for utility payments and healthcare appointments and the deployment of 900,000 smart meters.
Another recent Motorola set-top deployment was highlighted by TriplePlay, an IPTV, VoD and digital signage solution provider, who has been using Motorola’s technology to transform the in-stadium experience for visitors by providing interactive services such as real-time promotions, multi-channel video, live matches and on demand content.
The praises kept on coming as Maxisat’s Executive Director, Tommi Blom, introduced the company’s hosted OTT service platform ready for partners to sell worldwide. Maxisat’s experience as a “managed OTT/IPTV provider” is clear – having launched one of the earliest IPTV services in EMEA in 2001, built a joint headend with 10 Finnish telcos, and developed its own middleware as well as numerous other service extensions, such as nDVR. Tommi highlighted that Maxisat has been strategic in choosing certain partners to build its end-to-end IPTV service over the last 11 years, all of which are now a part of Motorola/Google.
Stepping away from the IPTV world, Dragan Lazarevic from IKOM, the leading cable operator in Serbia, told listeners about the history of their broadband service evolution: from what looked like an office cupboard equipped with a BSR1000 to today’s fully-loaded BSR6400 platform. It’s a classic success story, as the BSR6400 platform continues to enable IKOM to cost-effectively expand capabilities, while also saving space and power; keeping the company ahead of its DSL rivals.
Needless to say, it’s been a great week for Motorola! We would like to give a big thanks to all those who made the 2012 EMEA Channel Conference happen, and we’ll be looking forward to next year!