Dutch operator Caiway selects AirTies set-top boxes to deliver new IPTV services

September 14, 2009

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ISTANBUL -- AirTies, the innovative wireless home networking vendor, announced today it has been selected by Dutch service provider, Caiway, to support an expansion in operations which will see it provide IPTV services to its customers. Using AirTies core IP set-top box platform, Caiway will deliver in excess of 350 TV and radio channels through IPTV to a fast growing number of subscribers, using existing and new to build fibre networks. The mutually beneficial partnership will also help to support existing operations and planned growth into new markets for both parties.

Caiway will deploy the AirTies high definition Air 7120, which is the only set-top box currently available with NAND flash to enable pause-live TV functionality as standard. Its fast central processing unit, wireless option and superior graphics capabilities will allow Caiway to offer an advanced IPTV solution to its customers.

“Following Caiway’s decision to move into the IPTV services space, we wanted to ensure that we partnered with a vendor that had the same values as us to remain consistent. AirTies met this criterion perfectly, and not just in terms of company ethos: its value chain, from middleware integration and conditional access, was also a good match for Caiway. The technical team demonstrated extensive hardware and software know-how, which is a great basis for our ongoing relationship. Its in-house R&D department also means it can remain flexible, with fast response times, good geographic proximity and multi-national and multi-lingual operations, all of which will provide an excellent base for Caiway to expand in the future,” said Aart Verbree, CEO of Caiway.

AirTies CEO Bülent Çelebi said: “Caiway has successfully offered the internet via cable since 1995, with more than 75,000 subscriptions to date, and was the first in Europe to do so. The fact it has selected AirTies to deliver its second wave of internet technology is testament to the hard work and commitment the team has put in to delivering the most cutting-edge technology. Caiway’s excellent reputation meant that it had high expectations for the vendor that would provide its feature-rich and innovative IPTV offering, but we believe that we have met these with Air 7120. In addition, the current and future goals of both AirTies and Caiway are headed in a similar direction and we are very much looking forward to achieving them together.”


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