Telefónica selects Ericsson to power its TV services in Latin America


Ericsson announced that it has been selected by Telefónica to power a range of advanced TV services in 13 countries in Latin America. As part of the three year deal, Telefónica will be able to launch seven-day catch up and time shift services to subscribers across the region.
Ericsson’s solution will be rolled out in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru by the end of this year, with eight other Latin America countries to follow by the end of 2020. In a press release, Ericsson Media Solutions explained that it will deploy its Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) to enable Telefonica to launch seven-day catch up and time shift services.
As part of the deployment, Ericsson Media Solutions will optimize current system architectures, and increase system capacity to enable a full range of personalized and seamless advanced TV everywhere experiences.
This way, both companies extend heir more than 10 years partnership. “We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with Telefónica to deploy Ericsson Media Solutions’ VSPP,” said in a statement Angel Ruiz, Head of Ericsson Media Solutions. “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.”

Raúl Aldrey, VP and Head of Pre-sales for TV and Media of Ericsson Media Solutions will participate in the next edicion of NexTV Series Argentina, the leading conference to be held on May 16 and 17 in Buenos Aires.