Swedish IPTV operator Kalejdo Bredband has gone one further on the country’s innovative approach to common open broadband networks, offering a common IPTV platform for deployment by service providers in the southern city of Jonkoping.
The Kalejdo IPTV platform is offered in cooperation with local broadband operator WetterNet and public housing company VätterHem, one of the largest in Sweden, and means that all VätterHem tenants receive a set-top box included in their rent as a standard utility of each apartment.
The public housing provider has built its own set of tenant-centric services for the platform, including: the display of individual apartment data such as temperature, hot water usage and electric usage; instruction videos on certain features of a VätterHem property; a tenant messaging service; and information and news services.
The Kalejdo IPTV platform is based on Motorola’s Dreamgallery IPTV platform and Motorola set-top- boxes, while the tenant-centric services have been developed by the IPTV consultancy Indentive.
Kalejdo Bredband operates an open IPTV platform in six broadband networks in Sweden, and so far seven individual service providers have started using the platform to distribute their IPTV services.