ATLANTA, AUGUST 17, 2021 - Technicolor Connected Home (Euronext Paris: TCH, OTCQX: TCLRY) has partnered with Vodafone to deploy next-generation Wi-Fi 6-enabled Super Wi-Fi boosters with Alexa Built-in as part of the latest Vodafone Pro Broadband offering—Vodafone Pro Broadband with Alexa Built-in.
The Super Wi-Fi boosters represent a first in bringing Wi-Fi 6 to Vodafone’s UK customer base, which is critical in providing high-quality broadband connectivity.
Leveraging pre-integrated Alexa Skills—as well as new unique skills—subscribers can use voice commands to set up guest networks, facilitate parental controls and streamline customer technical configurations. Until now, these have all been functions that have traditionally required complex manual adjustments to customer premises equipment (CPE).
“There has been a tremendous evolution in customer expectations over the past few years. This is not only because of an unprecedented pandemic year but as a result of the rapid proliferation — and deep penetration—of connected devices in households around the world. The partnership between Technicolor Connected Home and Vodafone brings the latest in-home wireless technologies to connected homes in the UK,” said Mercedes Pastor, Vice President of Eurasia for Technicolor Connected Home.
“This deployment of extenders is momentous as Technicolor Connected Home integrates voice technology that supports user-friendly features into our broadband customer premises equipment and set-top boxes. Voice technology has immense potential to introduce multiple use cases for the connected home. As greater intelligent capabilities such as voice technology are incorporated into devices, the intuitive and approachable applications will have a strong effect on consumer behavior,” she added.
This is the latest development in Technicolor Connected Home’s ongoing commitment to leveraging open and innovative technologies for NSPs around the world. The ultimate goal is to help NSPs deliver seamless connectivity and premium entertainment experiences to consumers by creating best-in-class CPE and partnering with the most innovative companies in the connected home ecosystem.
The new Super Wi-Fi boosters are available to purchase now.
Max Taylor, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK, said: “We launched Vodafone Pro Broadband earlier this year to provide customers unbreakable broadband at an unbeatable price. Now we’re going one step further by adding this incredible new Alexa-integrated broadband service, bringing the latest technology into our customers’ homes, making family life even easier.”
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Technicolor partners with the world’s leading Service Providers to help them embrace the complex technologies needed to deliver seamless connectivity and premium entertainment experiences. Our Broadband solutions enable the fastest speeds, best-in-class coverage and embed the most innovative software to deliver multi-user gigabit services throughout the home. Our Video platforms allow for dynamic, branded user interfaces, popular applications, unique features and data analytics while ensuring the fastest time to market. With open innovation at the heart of everything we develop, we foster partnerships with a thriving ecosystem of innovative companies enabling our customers to bring an ever-growing number of value-added services to their subscribers.
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We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of June 2021, we have 5G in 340 locations across Europe – 100 in the UK and 240 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.
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