Huawei is licensing the Frog by Wyplay open source middleware and intends to collaborate with its ecosystem to create next generation STB software solutions.
Frog by Wyplay is the first independent open source software solution for pay-TV operators. This comprehensive offering provides access to the complete source code of Wyplay’s technology, and includes all of the components required to build operator’s products. Within the Frog ecosystem, Huawei will play a key role in continued support and innovations through contributions to the source code shared amongst Frog community members, ensuring that the latest innovations can be leveraged in software to provide the best end-user experience, with accelerated time to market.
“Wyplay is delighted that a large company like Huawei is joining the Frog initiative,” said Dominique Feral, CMO of Wyplay. “Huawei and Wyplay are sharing common values such as flexibility, reactivity and creativity. Our partnership will help both companies answer the needs of Tier 1 operators and quickly develop new business opportunities.”
“Huawei believes that Wyplay has strong breakthrough potential that perfectly matches the new business requirements of Tier 1 operators,” said Frederic Mathieu, Director Home Solutions, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Frog by Wyplay software will be instrumental in the development of our innovation STB solutions, and growth as a Home Solutions provider throughout the Western Europe region.”
Huawei’s STB solutions are already reshaping the industry, delighting end-customers with innovative and high-quality devices. In Europe, Huawei’s Home Solutions are broadly deployed among major operators as well as through retail channels, such as Youview STB for TalkTalk in UK, Mediacast HD500 in Germany, Advance Gateway to Tiers1 operators in Germany, UK and Spain.