It enables operators to control and evolve Connected Home services over time while ensuring re-use and consistency across diverse hardware platforms.
Thanks to its managed modularity, standards-oriented architecture and APIs, Epicentro® provides operators with a structured framework to build business partnerships with vertical sectors, by aggregating and linking services relevant to quality of life, such as personal data security, home safety, health care, e-government, home automation, energy management and premium digital home support. It comprises:
- Consumer Electronic Vendors
- Service Providers
- Over The Top (OTT) Players
These industries have developed isolated business models, with increasing mutual competition and without any clear model for co-operation between them.
ADB believes that Service Providers are ideally positioned to act as mediators and “brokers” for the creation of such new value chains. This is due to their existing billing relationship with the home, and the dependence on an essential in-home device: the managed CPE. Epicentro® is an innovative software platform that makes CPEs the centerpiece for interaction among diverse technology ecosystems and value chains.