Accedo Expands Into Latin America and Germany
Cologne, Germany, and Santiago, Chile, 9th September 2013
Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions, today announced that it has furthered its global expansion with the opening of two new offices, in Cologne, Germany, and Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Both regions are important locations for the industry currently. Chile is leading the way in Latin America for innovation in technology, supported by good infrastructure and sustained economic growth. Cologne is Germany’s media capital, boasting a large number of leading media companies, TV production companies, making one third of Germany’s TV programs, and a number of major telcos and CE manufacturers.
With these two new offices, Accedo is aiming to establish a good local presence in these areas. This is the first office for Accedo in Latin America, therefore there will be an engineering team to support customers across the region, as well as becoming the hub office for the development of operations and business throughout Latin America.
“For all of Latin America combined, we’re looking at a population of around six hundred million, with more than one-third of them online and a combined average broadband speed of more than 3 Mbps.” commented Jerónimo Macanas, VP LatAm, Accedo. “After two years developing the business in this market it’s time for Accedo to become a local LatAm player to support our Tier 1 customers in the region. Chile because of its innovation focus fits perfectly with the Accedo vision of the LatAm market.”
“We are pleased to be opening this new office in Cologne,” commented Elin Askfelt, VP EMEA, Accedo. “DACH is an important region for Accedo to support our existing and new customers in the region and Cologne was a natural location, with a large industry presence, as well as a central location, making us perfectly connected to nearly all major European cities.”
“We are pleased with our growth over recent years,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “Opening these two offices will help us better support our customers in those regions. We believe the combination of our innovative and compelling solutions, together with our understanding of the marketplace and challenges faced by our customers, puts us in an ideal position to further our rapid pace of growth over the coming months and years.”
Accedo will be exhibiting in the Connected World zone (booth 14.112) at IBC from 13th – 17th September.
Accedo is the market leading enabler of TV application solutions. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media companies, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. Accedo’s cloud-based platform solutions enable customers to cost-efficiently roll out and manage application offerings and stores for multiple devices and markets.
Accedo is a privately held company founded in 2004 by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid, New York, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney, Santiago de Chile, and Cologne.
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