Cincinnati Bell Telephone (CBT) and its predecessor companies have provided telephone services to millions of subscribers in the greater Cincinnati area since 1873. Its Fioptics fiber network offers Gigabit speeds to over 400,000 subscribers in the company’s service area.
CBT’s Fioptics fiber network service offering was being powered by a ZTE end-to-end IPTV service. The solution incorporated.
CBT found their middleware roadmap was lagging in competitive features for North America and as a result decided to migrate to a more mainstream middleware, and a device supplier with more presence and technology suited to the North American market.
However, they had 80,000 subscribers – 240,000 ZTE set-top boxes and DVRs – already in their network, and none of the relevant middleware offerings supported the ZTE hardware.
Working closely together Amino and CBT executed a three-step plan.
In the course of a six-month migration period, CBT converted its legacy ZTE hardware to Minerva and seamlessly continued to more than double the subscriber base with AminoVU devices.
Chief Technology Officer at Cincinnati Bell