OTT and TV Everywhere enabler Xstream has announced that its service agreement with Norway's popular IPTV operator Altibox has been upgraded to a multi-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model. Altibox has used Xstream's services since 2010. Prior to the newly extended contract start, the services were migrated from a data centre in Denmark to the Amazon Web Service (AWS). The transfer proved a simple 'one go' experience due to Xstream's expertise and track record in cloud based and scalable services.
"The migration to Xstream's cloud services proved important to Altibox securing stability and availability on our TVE service while maintaining a predictable TCO," said Jarle Johnson, head of IPTV at Altibox. "It also ensures that capacity can be scaled up and down on AWS according to market needs."
"This extended agreement between the two firms is all about ensuring a viable business model that follows Altibox's growth," added Michael Rasmussen, Xstream's CEO. "Xstream's cloud SaaS services will now be used on a flexible, usage driven SaaS billing basis."
The enhanced benefits to Altibox from this new agreement are manyfold. It gives Altibox ongoing access to Xstream's monitoring services, AWS and DRM experts, and enables use of features such as auto-scaling.
Altibox is a unified brand name for broadband, IPTV and VOIP services distributed in Norway and Denmark with over 35 Norwegian and six Danish networks.