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Vodafone Netherlands to launch fibre TV with Entone

Vodafone logoVodafone Netherlands has chosen IPTV specialist Entone and its system integration partner Divitel to supply equipment for a new fibre-based TV service.

The Vodafone Thuis service is deployed over Vodafone’s high-speed FTTH network to enable services including pause live TV and a video-on-demand library with content from Dutch public broadcasters, HBO, Videoland and others.

Entone is supplying its EnterLink video networking platform, offering networking options for delivering video through the home including 802.11ac for wireless distribution, MoCA for HD video over existing coax cabling, and Boxless for supporting multiple TVs from a single set-top box.

According to Entone, EnterLink allows operators to deliver hybrid video services across a variety of IP devices throughout the home without requiring new wiring or the need for operator-provisioned set-top boxes.

“This is a significant step in Vodafone’s strategy, in the Netherlands and globally, to build on our market leadership in mobile communications to create a multi-service delivery platform that addresses all needs of the consumer,” said Gerard Overmars, head of consumer fixed at Vodafone Netherlands.

“We are pleased to partner with Entone and Divitel on this rollout due to their proven track record in Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions. Entone’s EnterLink solution enables us to quickly deploy advanced services today while also providing a flexible platform to launch emerging applications in the future.”