Cable TV operator Aster (Telemicro) from the Dominican Republic announced through a press release that it will transform its technology to offer Pay-TV through Mediaroom TV, Swedish technology company Ericsson’s IPTV platform.
In addition, the trade agreement will include HFC broadband convergence support from US technology company Cisco, cBR-8. Ericsson will also provide its solution for video compression AVP4000, among others.
“Having the world’s best technology is a key element of our group success. As we revamp our Aster cable TV offerings we wanted the best partners with end-to-end solutions, including technology and services expertise. The Ericsson-Cisco partnership came right on time, as we set Aster to be the leading cable operator in our market”, stated Telemicro’s owner, Juan Ramon Gomez Diaz.
Telemicro is expanding. On November 2015 it bought through its subsidiary Servicios Ampliados de Telefonos (Satel) all of the shares of telephone and satellite TV company Viva, until then owned by American Trilogy. According to the Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) to the third quarter of 2015, Aster is the third largest Pay-TV with 6.91% market share.