Technicolor, Verizon Sign MOU for FiOS Home Router

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PARISTechnicolor announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Verizon to become one of Verizon’s suppliers to provide its next-generation FiOS broadband home routers. These routers aim to enhance the experience of residential customers served by its advanced fiber-to-the-home access network, which passes 15.9 million premises and has 3.8 million Internet and 3.2 million TV customers.

Technicolor’s broadband routers, designed and built to Verizon’s specifications, will accelerate data transmissions over in-home coaxial wiring, bolstering Verizon’s fiber-to-the-home access network. The new broadband home routers will be ready for deployment in 2011.

Technicolor and Verizon are currently negotiating a final three-year strategic agreement. Under this agreement, Technicolor will provide FiOS broadband home routers and will collaborate with Verizon on new technologies to enable Verizon customers to access and enjoy the most powerful communications and media experiences.

“With this announcement, Technicolor has entered the U.S. market for its world leading portfolio of gateway products,” says Vince Pizzica, Head of Digital Delivery at Technicolor. “Our strategy has always been to develop products which leverage broadband communications for service providers, while relying on open standards to ensure simple and secure implementation. This alliance with Verizon is a compelling validation of that strategy, and we look forward to working together with Verizon over the next three years and beyond, as it is one of the world’s most pioneering communication providers.”

Technicolor Extends STB Contract With DIRECTV
In a separate announcement, Technicolor announced the signing of a three-year contract extension to provide SD and HD set-top boxes to DIRECTV. Technicolor is also the preferred provider of 3-D services, enabling the launch of DIRECTV’s first 3-D VOD service.

Since the beginning of their relationship, Technicolor has provided more than 48 million set-top boxes to DIRECTV. Technicolor has been providing DIRECTV with multiple technology services, such as high-performance set-top boxes, hospitality video systems, multidwelling broadcast distribution systems and aircraft video distribution technologies.

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