Vodafone Netherlands-owned operator Thius has tapped technology provider Edgeware to provide the video delivery infrastructure for its service to fibre-to-the-home subscribers.
Edgeware used its presence at the US Cable Show in Los Angeles to announce the relationship. The company is providing its Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) to Vodafone to enable services including video on demand and catch-up TV over high-speed fibre as part Vodafone’s multiservice delivery platform.
The D-VDN enabled the launch of the Thius service over Vodafone´s own fibre network following the acquisition of Dutch FTTH provider Wiericke last year.
Thius offers three all-in-one packages including high speed internet at 50, 100 or 500Mbps, phone calls, an video-on-demand library including movies and series and 53 digital TV channels with a 10 day catch-up library from public broadcasters and channels.
“We are excited to be part of Vodafone´s innovative multi-service delivery platform which we see as one of the first examples of an emerging trend with mobile operators moving into the video delivery space,” said Joachim Roos, CEO and founder of Edgeware.
“With our unified video delivery solution we are well positioned to provide the scalability and quality of experience needed for mobile communication providers like Vodafone to deploy successful next-generation video services over converged networks.”
“Edgeware’s highly scalable D-VDN Solution enabled us to rapidly deploy advanced video services over our high-speed fibre network,” said Ruud van den Oosterkamp, IPTV project lead at Vodafone Netherlands.