Briefs: Evolution Digital, NCTC, GLDS

Laura Hamilton, CED Magazine — In more National Cable Television Cooperative news, GLDS has certified the NCTC integration effort that connects its VU-IT! powered by TiVo platform to GLDS BroadHub billing and customer management system.

The NCTC’s new partnership with TiVo will allow NCTC members to offer their customers a user experience where members may not have been unable to do so otherwise. The new NCTC offering, operating under the federated brand VU-IT!, is said to aggregate and streamline many of the back-office and operational functions allowing for reduced upfront integration costs and annual support fees as well as lower license fee rates.

GLDS offers billing, customer management and provisioning solutions for more than 125 NCTC member operators.  GLDS reports that with the recent certification, NCTC member companies using BroadHub for billing and customer management will see real-time engagement with the VU-IT! platform including authorization, de-authorization and change management for both equipment, as well as demand and subscription-based content.

The first broadband service provider to use the integrated GLDS/NCTC solution was Vyve Broadband.

“The GLDS interface with VU-IT! allows for rapid rollout of the TiVo platform – launching the service is significantly easier now that the certification is complete,” Vin Zachariah, SVP of residential services at Vyve, observes. “It’s almost plug and play.”


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