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Foxtel partners with Commscope for iQ5 device

November 22, 2021

CommScope, a global player in home networking solutions, has been selected by Australia’s Foxtel to provide their subscribers with the new iQ5 streaming set top box solution.

The iQ5 set top box boasts a plug and play set-up, allowing customers to be streaming over 50,000 hours of content within minutes, with no cable or satellite installation required. The product solution can be deployed in a subscriber’s home using Wi-Fi, satellite, or a fully integrated hybrid experience. The compact device allows subscribers to view content in 4K on the big screen via a new ultra-fast chip.

The iQ5 features a detachable 1TB hard drive so subscribers can record shows and software enhancements including greater personalisation and easier navigation will elevate the user experience. Through the iQ5, viewers can unlock more streaming apps than ever before from Foxtel including Netflix, YouTube, ABC iView, SBS On Demand, Amazon Prime, Vevo and coming soon to the Foxtel platform, Paramount+ and 10Play.

“CommScope worked closely together with Foxtel to bring the iQ5 to fruition,” said Phil Cardy, Vice President, International PLM, Home Networks, CommScope. “The success of the iQ5 launch is a testament to the ability of both CommScope and Foxtel leveraging each other’s expertise. Even during these difficult times, CommScope and Foxtel were able to leverage a global team, including a local presence in Australia, to create a highly effective development project.”

“CommScope has been a valued and long-time strategic partner and has been instrumental in delivering truly innovative set-top platforms for our subscribers,” added Nick Dandy, Group Director of Product Innovation, Foxtel. “At Foxtel, we’re always looking for ways to disrupt through technological advancements and the launch of the iQ5 marks a huge milestone for the future of streaming at Foxtel. We are thrilled with the level of innovation CommScope’s Professional Services team has brought to this award-winning product.”

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