Swisscom takes stake in SoftAtHome

Swisscom sign ThumbSwisscom has taken an equity stake in smart home technology specialist SoftAtHome, along with existing backer Orange and minority shareholder Etisalat.

SoftAtHome is attempting to build a ‘club of operators’ to accelerate the development of digital home solutions for the future by sharing best practices with other market players and collaborating to ensure the deployment of connected-home services through SoftAtHome’s software platform.

SoftAtHome provides connectivity, pay TV and digital services for operator-controlled devices in the home. Its software is deployed in 25 million homes across 15 countries for operators including Orange, Etisalat and Boxer.

“Orange is pleased to welcome Swisscom into its Club of Operators. We look forward to sharing know-how, insights and solutions in the Digital Home market through collaboration on the SoftAtHome platform. Our objective is to extend SoftAtHome’s leadership by developing further strategic agreements with other operators,” said Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, senior executive vice-president for innovation, marketing and technologies at Orange and chairman of SoftAtHome’s board.

“SoftAtHome is an enabler of Orange’s new strategic plan Essentials2020 that puts customers’ needs at the heart of our strategy and provides them with an unmatched service experience and the best and most up-to-date enriched connectivity solutions, particularly in Internet of Things.”

SoftAtHome was created as a joint venture between Orange, Thomson and Sagem in 2008.

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