Plume Expands In Japan With J:COM distribution Deal

By DTVE Reporter

Smarthome vendor Plume has announced a partnership withJupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable TV operator.

J:COM will offer its 5.5 million subscribers access to whatit claims to be “the world’s most advanced Consumer Experience Management (CEM)Platform for the smart home” with Plume’s suite of networking products.

The telco will offer Plume’s full suite of products,including Haystack –Plume’s intelligent suite of support services, tools anddata dashboards – that provides unprecedented insight to enable serviceproviders to manage subscribers more effectively.

As part of this platform, Japanese cable operators will beable to offer HomePass to their subscribers. HomePass is a suite of smart homeservices that can be self-installed through the Plume App. These include PlumeAdaptive WiFi, AI Security, Plume Motion and SuperPod.

The Telco said that operators will be able to deploy in lessthan 45 days and that it has secured roll-outs with ten cable operators.Chupicom Fureai, Chupicom Hiroshima, Imizu Cable Network, Kanazawa Cable, willall deploy services in July, with Ichinoseki Cable Network, Katch Network,CableTV (Tochigi), Ina Cable Television, CRCC Media and Bay Communications Inc.following in the second half of 2020.

Corporate officer and GM, Business Innovation Unit at J:COM,Yusuke Ujimoto said: “Plume understands the critical needs, demands andchallenges of today’s smart homes and has become an established partner toISPs, including cable operators, around the world.

“Cable operators across Japan are now empowered with thetools and technology they need to remain competitive and provide high-valueservices to their subscribers.”

Co-founder & CEO of Plume, FahriDiner said: “We’re delighted to enable J:COM to develop its commercialoperations and at the same time, further expand Plume’s presence throughoutJapan and Asia. Today, in-home connectivity is at the forefront of everyconsumer’s mind, and we believe that with self-install and contactless supportat the heart of our offering, there is no better time for cable operators inJapan to delight their subscribers with a comprehensive smart home offering.”

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