Netgem announced a software agreement with ZTE for the delivery of complete TV solutions to operators in Latin America. The partnership starts in Mexico with IPTV operator TotalPlay (Grupo Salinas).
Beginning in Q217, ZTE will deliver to Totalplay set-top boxes embedding Netgem middleware software. In a statement, Netgem said it will continue to directly maintain and license its software platform to its long-term client TotalPlay, both on the existing subscribers base and for all the new set-top boxes that will be delivered by ZTE to the operator in the coming years.
TotalPlay is one the fastest growing company in Mexico that has deployed 50.000 km of fiber optic in more than 20 cities in Mexico, providing double and triple play services and innovative content and features such as Netflix and YouTube, among others.
“We welcome ZTE as a long-term partner and we are very happy to continue working with Netgem, whose innovative software expertise over the years is proven, with limited support cost”, said Alejandro Rodriguez, CFO of TotalPlay.
According to Joseph Haddad, CEO of Netgem, “this agreement with ZTE creates an opportunity for Netgem to widen the distribution of its software platform to new territories and helps TotalPlay develop its fast growing business.”