Altice taps CommScope to improve connected home experience

ARRIS, a part of CommScope, announced Altice France is collaborating with CommScope to bring a personalised connected home experience to its SFR subscribers.
Altice telecom tower businessARRIS and Altice France jointly engaged on the design of the platform, which is the newest offering from ARRIS’s category of Smart Media Device products.

The Smart Media Device offers a connected home experience to subscribers. Far-field voice command technology, compatible with both Amazon Alexa and SFR’s voice control application, delivers smart assistant services via the subscriber’s television screen.

A software solution developed by Wiztivi, a company for multiscreen user interfaces (UI), means that users can control and interact with the television through voice commands – with no need for a physical television remote control.

The Smart Media Device features a connected speaker to deliver enhanced audio experience that operates across entertainment, smart assistant and control scenarios. Subscribers can also access IPTV and OTT services through the Smart Media Device.

“SFR Box 8 will set a new standard for consumer entertainment and connected experiences in the home,” said Gregory Rabuel, executive president at SFR.

SFR Box 8 is part of the emerging category of Smart Media Devices being manufactured by CommScope. Smart Media Devices unify connected home advancements in a single platform, enabling service providers to offer personalized and aggregated services within the home.

Altice France is a telecommunications industry leader serving 22 million customers. SFR owns the country’s first fiber optic network (FTTH / FTTB) with more than 13 million eligible FTTx connections. SFR is also covering nearly 99 percent of the population in 4G in France.