VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Communications, Canada’s 2nd largest cable operator, has selected ClearAccess to provide TR-069 remote management and applications for a variety of broadband devices including its DOCSIS 2.0 & 3.0 gateways. Rogers will deploy ClearVision as part of a national rollout of managed home networking services, and will use the platform to offer cloud-based applications for its customers in the near future.
The ClearVision platform provides a suite of help desk tools, as well as a web-based subscriber portal that collectively lowers the support burden of managed home networking, including simple configuration of WiFi and firewall features. Rogers also plans to take advantage of the revenue-generating applications ClearAccess provides, and is specifically planning to launch whole-home parental controls later this year.
“Rogers is a globally recognized innovation leader; our decision to partner with ClearAccess will help to further substantiate this view,” said Nikos Katinakas, VP of Technology and Strategy Development at Rogers Communications. “ClearAccess is helping us to enhance the customer experience for our broadband subscribers by enabling a new set of cloud-based home network management tools and services, accessible by both our Customer Support Representatives as well as our customers.”
ClearAccess is also licensing its Powered by ClearAccess™ device software to Rogers’ preferred hardware vendors enabling advanced TR-069 manageability along with a new portfolio of revenue generating services. This approach simplifies interoperability and accelerates the deployability of devices such as DOCSIS cable gateways, Ethernet gateways, 3G/4G gateways, VoIP ATAs, IP Set-top boxes, Network Attached Storage (NAS), IP cameras, and more.
“We are pleased that Rogers has selected ClearAccess to be a key part of their connected home strategy,” said Joel Pennington, Senior Director of Business Development at ClearAccess. “Global service providers are rapidly deploying ClearVision to enhance the customer experience while lowering operational expenses.”
This announcement also demonstrates the Broadband Forum’s increasing presence in the cable market. “We are pleased to see Rogers and ClearAccess collaborating to make TR-069 in cable a reality. We anticipate that more MSOs will leverage this technology as they see the increasing demand for management of the connected home and the services that it enables,” said Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum.
ClearAccess offers service providers new possibilities in broadband deployments including the ability to manage TR-069 compliant gateways and other home or office networking devices. The ClearVision Management System reduces operational costs and provides an applications platform for delivering new revenue generating consumer services over a variety of network types including Cable, DSL, Fiber, and Wireless. For more information, visit the ClearAccess website at www.clearaccess.com.
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.