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Telekom Romania partners with Zenterio to power STB

Telekom Romania is using Zenterio OS to power a new series of set-top boxes (STBs) for its TV Interactiv IPTV service.

Telekom Romania customers can now enjoy features like live TV, video-on-demand, network PVR, time-shifted TV, USB PVR on the new STBs.

Zenterio OS is an independent operating system for interactive TV that is designed to give operators the flexibility to choose set-top boxes from any vendor.

“Zenterio OS has been successfully powering our IPTV STBs for the last several years. Recently, we wanted to introduce a new STB hardware vendor and model to optimise hardware sourcing and leverage the harmonization strategy in Deutsche Telekom Group,” said Roxana Baias, marketing director at Telekom Romania.

“Zenterio OS made the introduction of new set-top boxes efficient and smooth, without any requirement for software integration. As the expense of the porting was a fraction of a full end-to-end integration project, Zenterio’s solution resulted in an efficient way of using resources for Telekom Romania.”

Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio, said: “Zenterio enables Telekom Romania to use the same STB models as its parent company, Deutsche Telekom Group. Taking advantage of the investments at the group level not only saves money, but also provides access to value generating technologies that will keep Telekom Romania’s offering ahead of the market.”