Interview

How Technicolor’s New HERO Partner Program Accelerates Flow of Innovation to Network Service Providers

With Gary Gutknecht, Chief Technology Officer, Technicolor Connected Home

As leaders in the network service provider (NSP) industry gather in Atlanta and Berlin to discuss new innovations in broadband technology, Technicolor has announced a new strategic partnership program that will provide operators with rapid access to innovative technologies and offerings that will stimulate new revenue streams and lay the foundation for competitive differentiation.

The just-announced Technicolor HERO Program is a new strategic partnership initiative that accelerates the introduction of new solutions and services to the NSP community. The program is designed to identify developers of innovations that can be leveraged by NSPs to offer new profitable services that generate top line growth, while creating opportunities to harness technologies that improve network performance and improve operating margins. With the integration of innovative technologies across Technicolor’s customer premises equipment (CPE) platforms, NSPs will be able to accelerate the introduction of new capabilities -- based on these innovative solutions -- to the market.

Two initial partners that have joined the HERO Program include:   

  •  CUJO AI -- a company that provides a range of Artificial Intelligence-enabled applications -- including home-based network security services -- that will drive the creation of new NSP offerings. (www.getcujo.com)
  • Broadpeak -- a provider of video delivery components for NSPs. We have integrated their innovative multicast ABR solution that reduces IP latency and enhances the efficiency of network operations as NSPs include over-the-top (OTT) content into their offerings. (www.broadpeak.com)

 

In addition, Technicolor is working on partnerships that will bring Internet of Things (IoT) technologies -- and other promising areas of interest to the NSP community -- into the HERO Program. While the HERO Program will provide NSPs with rapid access to the best innovations in critical areas of technology, partners who participate in the initiative also stand to gain significant benefits.

As a result of our relationships with NSP customers and position in the industry, Technicolor has the broadest portfolio and largest installed base of broadband gateways and related CPE in consumers’ homes around the world. This opens an immense opportunity for HERO Partners who are interested in introducing their innovations to the NSP market on a global scale. HERO Program partners, will additionally benefit from a diverse and geographically distributed sales team that is providing the next generation of solutions to cable, telco, mobile and satellite service providers.

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