Telefónica chooses Ericsson OSS and BSS for video platform

Telefónica Digital has chosen Ericsson to lead the integration and implementation of its next-generation video platform across multiple countries.

Telefónica’s Global Video Platform (GVP) will enable its subscribers to access live TV, video-on-demand and premium video services, simultaneously over various networks and devices. The telco will use Ericsson’s portfolio of OSS and BSS software solutions.

Several other companies are combining components for the GVP, including IPTV middleware, OTT back-office, Digital Rights Management Systems and content management systems, while Telefónica’s own research and development unit is developing and launching the user interface for GVP.

Vivek Dev, director of digital services at Telefónica Digital, said, “We want people to be able to get their content whether they are on IPTV or OTT networks, on mobile or fixed. We chose Ericsson as the primary integrator because of their TV expertise as well as their knowledge in the IT domain.”