Swiss telecom Sunrise selects Entone's Amulet STB for IPTV deployment

Entone has scored a big customer win with Swiss telecom provider Sunrise Communications. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said its set-top box will be used in Sunrise's deployment of advanced IPTV services.

Sunrise is the largest private telecommunications provider in Switzerland, with 2.97 million customers. It offers mobile telephony, landline network and the Internet. The company also brings its high‐performance fiber optic network, with a total length of 10,000 km, enabling high‐quality voice and data services to be offered throughout the country. Sunrise can reach 85 percent of all households with its own broadband structure.

Sunrise said Entone's "strong commitment to product support" was a key to its chosing the company's Amulet STB.

"Amulet also easily integrates with our eco-system partners, allowing us to rapidly deploy IPTV services across our expanding footprint," said Thomas Leber, senior manager of wireline at Sunrise. "Partnering with Entone will help us take advantage of the additional revenue stream opportunities while providing our subscribers added benefits and viewing flexibility."

Entone has seen strong growth in Europe where Hybrid TV adoption has been growing, but it's starting to see inroads in the U.S. with its FusionTV infrastructure-as-a-service offering.

In December, Entone announced ILEC Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. would deploy Entone's FusionTV solution to power the delivery of hybrid TV services.

The deployment will enable VTCI, which covers a 7,300-sq.-mi. area in rural south Texas, to offer its IPTV subscribers a blend of linear TV and cloud services, including live HDTV, DVR capabilities, video-on-demand content from VUDU, photo sharing from Flickr and Picasa and social media apps like Facebook and Twitter.

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