Case Study # 1
Vodafone TV, Vodafone Germany
Vodafone Germany decided in 2010 to relaunch the existing Arcor IPTV service, with a full, end to end upgrade of the system. isis digital was employed to work on the initial due diligence of alternative approaches before commencing on the definition of system requirements. As it became clear that a number go vendors would need to be selected for key components of the IPTV chain, isis digital took the lead in preparing System Requirements for Set Top Boxes and Interactive Middleware, and supported the RFP and RFQ processes to select the most suitable vendors. Following the election process, isis digital worked with the vendors to finalise the STB and Middleware specifications, define the development project planning, and supported the development process. isis digital also supported a brief RFQ to select the most suitable vendors for Video Server and CDN technology. As the development progressed, and the Vodafone internal team ramped up, isis digital looked at the future technology strategy of the system and service post launch. Vodafone IPTV launched successfully in Q1 2011 and the subscriber base has grown steadily since then.