UK-based AiStream today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Indian broadband company Delinet with an aim to support unconnected and under-served digital markets.
The development will help both companies to address the needs of unconnected people in underserved broadband markets.
The AiStream content experience and payments hub plug-and-play hotspot is bundled with Delinet’s IP-TV to deliver a value-added service based on wi-fi-enabled appliances at the last mile.
The premise of the partnership is to enable deployment of education, health, and other citizen-centric services at scale for service providers without the requirement of a fixed or mobile network infrastructure, the company said in a statement.
The credible platform comes with the key benefits of the pre-integrated marketplace, play store, billing, DRM protection and supports multiple new-age business models in a stand-alone or connected environment.
Delinet and AiStream are also planning to initially deploy their edge appliances at 100 challenging locations in the coming quarter, with a major rollout planned over the next 12 months and beyond.
Currently, the company is working to reach 300 million users in India and other developing countries by 2025.” COO and Co-founder of AiStream Peter Abbott said.
“This partnership has been made to exploit strong synergies of the technology platform developed by AiStream with the current business of Delinet and the Surbhi Group. We jointly see a potential to significantly augment the digital content consumption in unconnected markets” Udit Aggarwal, Director of Delinet said.
“Deploying AiStream technology within our Group of companies will give us a disruptive capability to open up new digital markets. Our strategic ambition as a Group is to constantly extend our reach and bring opportunities for content partners and advertisers alike to reach previously unconnected eyeballs, audiences and communities in an affordable way,” the Director of Delinet stated.