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GET chooses Pace for converged home solution

Norwegian cable operator GET selected Pace to develop its new converged home service.

Pace is delivering a hardware platform consisting of its Media Gateway product and companion HD set-top boxes designed to deliver media content and data to a variety of devices around the home.

The Pace Media Gateway will provide a central hub in consumers’ homes for the delivery and remote management of various services to over 440,000 subscribers, including linear, OTT and on-demand content, applications and data services. The Media Gateway can repurpose content for different screens, to deliver services to TVs, tablets, laptops and handheld consumer electronic devices.

Pace said the new companion HD client device can be used in different capacities to give GET flexibility in how it rolls out its new services to consumers. It is able to act as a standalone cable or IP set-top box, or as a WiFi-enabled client device in a home networking solution. As part of the home networking solution, subscribers will be able to use the client device anywhere in the home to view content hosted centrally on the Media Gateway.

Gunnar Evensen, CEO of GET said: “Our customers have incredibly high performance and design expectations.  We wanted a platform that would help us meet these expectations by giving us the tools to maintain a great day-to-day experience for subscribers while also taking new leaps ahead in terms of our services. Using the Pace platform, we can strike this balance.”

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