Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, has secured a new contract to deliver an ‘upcycling’ programme for T-Mobile Netherlands that will transform the operator’s installed base of legacy TV devices to meet the expectations of today’s connected consumer.
T-Mobile will deploy AminoOS software, which allows already deployed devices to be ‘upcycled’ to deliver an upgraded TV experience – including integration with the latest media players – while also extending the investment in an operator’s installed base.
The AminoOS software also enables a smooth and low-risk transition to a new platform with minimal subscriber disruption, removing the need for expensive ‘truck rolls’ or replacement hardware.
T-Mobile will also benefit from a range of cloud-based remote assistance and device management capabilities– fully integrated into their own monitoring tools – to ensure consumers are given high levels of support during and after the transformation process. In addition, these tools also lower operational expenditure by helping reduce both the number and duration of customer calls.
Marieke Snoep CCO at T-Mobile says: “This is an exciting time for T-Mobile and we are pleased to work with a trusted and experienced partner in Amino. The AminoOS solution allows us to cost-effectively offer all our customers a leading-edge TV service that meets their demand for advanced capabilities in a multiscreen, multidevice world.”
Currently, T-Mobile provides mobile and broadband services to four million customers with over 200,000 subscribers to its T-Mobile Thuis (Home) TV service which combines both broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) feeds.
As part of the contract, T-Mobile will also deploy additional Amino Aria HEVC-enabled devices to further drive new subscriber growth.
Donald McGarva, Amino’s CEO, adds: “Our ‘upcycling’ capabilities are a market-proven solution for operators who wish to enable all customers to benefit from next-generation TV experiences without having to replace existing set-top boxes.
“T-Mobile’s deployment of our AminoOS solution underlines that we can not only enable delivery of great content via a new platform but also provide the proven service assurance tools to ensure an operator can manage the customer during the migration.”