Sunrise chooses Entone for IPTV

Swiss ISP Sunrise Communications has chosen Entone to supply set-top boxes for its IPTV service. Entone will supply its hybrid Amulet 400 boxes to Sunrise. Logistic services are being provided by Entone’s local partner Adrenio.

Sunrise’s service, launched in January, provides 160 TV and radio channels including 29 HD services. A basic package is available for CHF125 (€103) a month, including 20Mbps broadband and free fixed-line calls as well as TV. The company is offering catch-up service Comeback TV, with the ability to watch selected programmes from over 40 channels up to 28 hours after their initial broadcast, as well as a pause live TV function.

“To position us for growth, we need reliable, quality products that can enable us to continue to deliver differentiating services,” said Thomas Leber, senior manager, wireline at Sunrise. “Entone’s strong commitment to product support was a key factor in our decision to deploy the Amulet. Amulet also easily integrates with our eco-system partners, allowing us to rapidly deploy IPTV services across our expanding footprint. Partnering with Entone will help us take advantage of the additional revenue stream opportunities while providing our subscribers added benefits and viewing flexibility.”