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The largest regional telecommunications provider in Switzerland, Technische Betriebe Wil (TBW), has selected 24i and Amino to power the video services of its service subsidiary Thurcom with a TV-as-a-service (TVaaS) solution.
24i Amino 12Sep2023
Thurcom is the Wil region's leading full-service telecommunications company in Switzerland, offering internet, TV, landline and mobile telephony for individuals and businesses. The new technical solution is designed to enable Thurcom to significantly improve time to market, while reducing on-site infrastructure and operational complexity to deliver a superior user experience for its subscribers.

By selecting the only fully managed, end-to-end TVaaS solution in the Swiss market, Thurcom is capitalising on the triumvirate between 24i, Amino and Swisscom Broadcast. The 24i FokusOnTV middleware solution is pre-integrated with Swisscom Broadcast’s premium headend infrastructure, which will give Thurcom instant access to more than 600 national and international TV channels, and 24/7 monitoring from a dedicated European Network Operations Centre (NOC).

The Thurcom TV app, will be available on mobile devices running iOS or Android as well as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TVs and Chromecast, gives subscribers the ability to pause, resume or restart live TV channels, along with network PVR capabilities.

24i's sister company, Amino, is providing its Amigo 7X Android TV operator tier certified UHD client TV device, which is also pre-integrated with FokusOnTV. The Amigo 7X also includes a launcher for Android TV, which will allow Thurcom to aggregate content from other streaming service providers as well as their own.

“Our main goal as a public utility in Switzerland is to leverage state-of-the-art technology to provide robust and reliable video services that maximise the reach to all households in our region,” said Stefan Huber, head of communications network at TBW, which operates all of its communications offerings through Thurcom. “The integrated TVaaS solution from Swisscom, 24i and Amino will enable us to efficiently launch a modern video experience with all the features our subscribers expect, while also allowing us to easily scale as we transition from cable to IPTV for further expansion.”