Telefónica Taps Ericsson For Transformation

The three-year deal includes deployment of Ericsson Media Solutions’ video storage and processing platform to power seven-day catch-up and time-shifted services across Latin America.

Ericsson has been selected by Telefónica to power a range of advanced TV services across its businesses in Latin America. The solution will be rolled out in 13 countries and will be available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru by the end of this year, with eight other countries to follow by the end of 2020.

As part of the three-year deal, Ericsson will deploy its video storage and processing platform that will let Telefonica launch seven-day catch-up and time-shift services to subscribers across the region. As part of the deployment, Ericsson will optimize current system architectures, and increase system capacity to enable a full range of personalized and seamless advanced TV everywhere experiences.

Angel Ruiz, CEO of Ericsson Media Solutions, says: “Service providers today are faced with huge libraries of content and HD recordings that they need to quickly and efficiently deploy as part of complex time-shifted TV services. We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with Telefónica to deploy Ericsson Media Solutions’ VSPP. This deployment will enable Telefónica to transform its service delivery by virtualizing the storage and processing capabilities of its servers ensuring that catch-up and VOD services are delivered reliably, seamlessly and quickly to subscribers all over Latin America.”

The deal builds on the long-standing collaborative partnership between the companies, which has lasted for more than a decade, and has already seen VSPP deployed by Telefónica in Peru. Telefonica has also deployed Ericsson Media Solutions services in Spain.

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