Ukraine’s tech outfit inext is to supply set-top boxes to Sarkor Telecom

inextUkraine’s inext has struck a partnership with Uzbekistan telecommunications provider, Sarkor Telecom, as the tech company expand its services in Central Asia.

Inext specialises in software development and production of Android STBs and media players for B2B and B2C markets. The company was tapped by the telco to provide set-top boxes with modern functionality and interface design.

Sarkor’s services include the provision of Internet services for home and corporate users, including FTTB, FTTH, ADSL, as well as video surveillance, hosting services, IPTV and VoIP. It utilised inext’s boxes, the inext Alcatraz cloud management system, as well as full branding of the device.

Additionally, with inext devices, the operator receives technical support and the ability to update set-top boxes via OTA, which ensures stable operation, according to the tech provider. The company said external customisation of the control panel and the console itself will increase Sarkor’s level of brand recognition.

“In the spring-summer period of 2023, we went on a business trip to find customers and expand the circle of partners in Uzbekistan” said Pavlo Sidorov, CCO of inext. “Our primary goal was to find like-minded people willing to provide their subscribers with high-quality, functional and, at the same time, available TV set-top boxes“.

One of the most important aspects for us was the possibility of using a fully customized desktop with two of our own pre-installed applications, including our IP-television service – SarkorTV” added Pavlo Naumov, CTO of Sarkor. “With opting for inext we received a completely ready-made, pre-configured and localized device that fully meets our requirements. We expect a long-term partnership, meeting the needs of Sarkor subscribers and completely removing the issue of developing TV set-top boxes from the operator, freeing up their time and resources to develop their own services and network.”

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