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* Prime integrator of Telefónica Digital's Global Video Platform
* Will implement Ericsson Operations Support System (OSS) and BusinessSupport System (BSS)
* Managed Services and multi-vendor support for Telefónica's entireglobal video ecosystem
Telefónica Digital has chosen Ericsson (
Telefónica's Global Video Platform (GVP) will allow its subscribers toaccessvideo services such as live TV, video on demand and premium services,simultaneously over any network for any device.
Within the Global Video Platform, several players are combining theirdifferentcomponents such as IPTV middleware, OTT back-office, Digital RightsManagementSystems and Content Management Systems to provide the best video experiencetoTelefonica's subscribers. Telefónica's own R&D is developing andlaunching theuser experience interface for GVP.
Vivek Dev, Director of Digital Services at Telefónica Digital, says:"We wantpeople to be able to get their content whether they are on IPTVor OTT (over-the-top) networks, on mobile or fixed. We chose Ericsson asthe primaryintegrator because of their TV expertise as well as their knowledge in theITdomain."
Focused on delivering a personalized customer experience, Telefónicawillleverage Ericsson's portfolio of OSS and BSS software solutions to gainoperational efficiencies and modernize their end-to-end environment.
Paolo Colella, head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson,says:"Our role as prime system integrator is to make the service seamless acrossthemulti-vendor environment, and with our managed services we ensure theglobalvideo platform runs with the high level of quality expected every day byTelefónica and their customers."
Telefónica operates in 25 countries. As of September 2012,Telefónica's totalnumber of customers amounted close to 314 million and it is one of thelargesttelecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalizationandnumber of customers. Its ordinary shares are traded on the Spanish StockMarket(Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York,Lima,and Buenos Aires.
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Media kit on OSS/BSS
Ericsson TV solutions
Ericsson Systems Integration
Interview with Telefonica Digital's Vivek Dev
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