Telefónica has selected Arris to develop a comprehensive range of new set-top boxes. The new portfolio, named “Proteus”, will begin live roll-out in 2017 and will support HD and UHD video services in Latin America and Europe.
The project takes Arris’s and Telefónica’s strategic partnership to a new level – building on past collaborations in Brazil and Spain. This new product family will give Telefonica the flexibility to bring new services to market, quickly and efficiently, through its scalable service architecture and low-maintenance design, Arris said in a press release.
In Latin America, Telefónica operates pay TV services in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. At the end of Q216, the Spanish company reported 4.7 million pay TV subscribers in the region: 1.76 million in Brazil and 2.90 million in Hispanoamérica division. The new equipment will be deployed in Telefónica’s satellite DTH, cable, and IPTV technologies.
Arris is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. The company strengthened even more its position in Latin America in 2015, after buying the British STB manufacturer Pace. In 2013, Arris had acquired the Motorola Home business unit.