Axtel and Ericsson bring next-generation TV to Mexican viewers
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
* AXTEL has entered a partnership with Ericsson for the deployment,
integration and management of a next-generation TV platform
* Users to enjoy TV services that provide greater control, interactivity and
* AXTEL selects Ericsson as managed services, consulting and systems
integration partner for TV service commercial launch
In Mexico, TV is more popular than ever. According to Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
ConsumerLab's annual study - presented in the TV & Video Consumer Trend Report
2012 - 24 percent of Mexican consumers say they have increased their TV
subscriptions. To remain competitive and meet the growing consumer demand for TV
services that offer greater control and interactivity, Mexican operator AXTEL
has entered a partnership with Ericsson for the deployment, integration and
management of an end-to-end next generation TV platform.
The system deploys a number of Ericsson TV solutions, including the high-
performance MPEG-4 AVC headend for linear and on-demand standard-definition (SD)
and high-definition (HD) TV channels, as well as the award-winning Ericsson
Multiscreen TV Solution.
Jenaro Martínez, AXTEL TV Project Director, says: "We rely on Ericsson's
leadership in TV and managed services as we embark on this very important
initiative. We are pleased to have Ericsson as our solutions provider and
partner in providing our users with interactive and innovative TV services."
Nicolás Brancoli, Vice President, Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean, says:
"This contract marks the beginning of a new partnership between AXTEL and
Ericsson, and underlines our commitment to offer innovative solutions to our
customers. It allows us to help AXTEL meet consumers' growing demand for TV
services that offer greater control and interactivity."
Ericsson's TV solution will enable AXTEL to harness greater efficiencies, launch
new, differentiated services and grow revenues as it provides its users with the
latest-generation of personalized and interactive TV experiences. A key factor
in AXTEL's decision to choose Ericsson was Ericsson's ability to offer a world
class Network Operations Centre (NOC) and video management infrastructure to
help mitigate operational complexities and risks. This will allow AXTEL to focus
on its core business functions and to secure a successful service launch of its
new triple play bundled offer in Mexico.
Ericsson has to date signed more than 240 IPTV contracts. These include
commercial multi-screen contracts, IPTV system integration projects, IPTV
headend contracts and IPTV infrastructure contracts for access, metro transport
and IP Edge.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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