HASSELT, Belgium – 2 October 2018.
Amplia is excited to announce its partnership with Zappware to deliver a multitenant digital TV solution serving The Caribbean region. Amplia will revamp its TV platform in Trinidad & Tobago and leverage that deployment launching TV as a Service (TVaaS) towards regional service providers.
Lisa Agard – Managing Director of AMPLIA: “This partnership will enable our TVaaS solution to give network operators across The Caribbean region the ability to quickly launch advanced video services to their subscribers. The great NeXX4.0 user experience, its powerful operator console, combined with flexible deployment model were key in this partnership. We have the ambition to grow with new TV services with a new platform serving our local operation as well as to serve English-speaking Caribbean islands with advanced video services. What was crucial in the choice of a platform partner was the ability to build a platform that is “multi-tenant” or multi-operator, capable for to serve the different telecom operator partners from one central system and to have a solution provider that proposes a great user experience to trigger the demand from our end-users across the region.”
“Indeed, an interesting step for Zappware for a couple of reasons: We’re excited to announce this partnership with Amplia with this new deal because it confirms we’re on the right track with our value proposition. Amplia needed a platform with advanced features as well the tools to deploy several telco’s across their region in a flexible way. The NeXX4.0 user interface, what we call the front-end, is highly configurable based on our back-office solution. More specifically our marketing console. With that marketing console, the content and marketing teams can tailor the NeXX4.0 look & feel, channels, content and promotions per operator in the region. That is crucial in a multi-tenant TV service. In this case, the variety of networks and access technologies are a challenge. To address that, we deploy a hybrid solution that is capable of serving DVB and IP / OTT with 1 Android STB type. This way, the time-to-market and the cost-efficiency challenges are addressed. As a bonus, the seamless integration of linear channels, own content, 3rd party content and apps with the Google ecosystem. As said, we’re on the right track along our international growth journey.” explains Patrick Vos – CEO of Zappware.
Amplia Communications Ltd, formerly Massy Communications Ltd is licensed and authorized as a Telecommunications Concessionaire by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT). The Company was started in 2006 and was part of the Massy Group of Companies, a local and regional conglomerate with third party revenue in 2017 of TT$11.8bn.
From inception, it began building its business based on fibre to the business and in early 2016 after investing hundreds of millions of dollars, launched its fibre to the home operations. During this time considerable expertise has been developed in all areas around the provision of service on fibre, particularly GPON. With the expansion into Fibre to the Home, Amplia’s Fibre To the Home (FTTH) network had now grown to become the second largest GPON network in the country providing the following: –
- Dedicated Internet/IP transit
- Clear Channel Domestic/ Metro Ethernet and International Private Lines
- International Wholesale Termination and Enterprise Voice Solutions
- Fibre Optic – Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Solution design
- Service management and quality monitoring
- 24/7 Customer support pro-active network monitoring and maintenance
On the 31st July 2017, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (“TSTT”) bought 100% of the issued share capital of Amplia. The acquisition allowed TSTT to acquire a world class state-of-the-art fibre optic network, offering advanced video High Definition TV services and High-Speed Internet to various communities across Trinidad. TSTT is the largest telecommunications company in Trinidad and Tobago by revenue and is the only quintuple full-service provider in the country offering Mobile, Internet, Data, Voice and Security services to customers.
Since the acquisition, Amplia has launched voice, Security and IPPBX services adding to its portfolio. AMPLIA aims to transform lives and strengthen communities throughout Trinidad & Tobago, by bridging the digital divide.
Zappware, founded in 2001, combines creativity and technology into powerful digital TV solutions for Entertainment Service Providers. Its proven and award-winning user interfaces currently serve millions of devices around the world, and provide an intuitive and personalized multi-screen TV experience across set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets and PCs. It includes a unified Service Delivery back-office that allows the operator to monetize the service on cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, OTT and hybrid networks.
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