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Comwave taps ABOX42 for new TV offering

abox42 comwaveCanadian independent telecom operator Comwave has tapped Germany-based set-top provider ABOX42 to deliver its new TV service.

The operator is using the German technology company’s ABOX42 M30-Series Smart Set-Top Box platform for its new ComwaveTV service.

Comwave offers internet and IP telephony services to consumer, business enterprise and wholesale in over 1,100 cities in Canada and over 1,600 in the United States. The new ComwaveTV offering is an IPTV service offering live TV, video-on-demand, catch-up TV and network PVR functionality within an EPG.

The box is based on a dual core ARM processor supporting the latest technology including H.265/HEVC.

The ABOX42 SmartSDK supports an HTML5 browser-based user interface compatible with all major streaming formats and is ready for Verimatrix VCAS and Playready content security.

“Our technical teams looked closely at the options and ABOX42 had the best balance of performance and rich software features plus a proven track record delivering successful IPTV projects. ComwaveTV is our first IPTV service and working closely with partners such as ABOX42 has allowed us to create both a compelling customer experience and an efficient and scalable platform to ensure lifecycle management and future service expansion,” said Yuval Barzakay, CEO of Comwave,

“We are proud to launch this project with Comwave which is an agile and ambitious company that has brought innovation to the internet and telephony market across North America and now adds TV to an exciting portfolio. By building support for the widest range of streaming and security technologies along with our rich SDK, ABOX42 provides innovators such as Comwave the ability to launch fresh new services that can quickly adapt as the market evolves,” said Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42.

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