Published: 20.12 Europe/London, June 23, 2011

Netgem has announced an agreement with Virgin Mobile France, the French Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), for the launch of its Virgin Box IPTV offering.

Netgem will provide its hardware and software technologies to enable Virgin Mobile France customers to access its quadruple-play services (broadband, broadcast, fixed-line and mobile telephony).

Virgin Mobile France will unveil its new services to French consumers in early 2012 and will leverage SFR’s ADSL network.

Pascal Rialland, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Mobile France, said in a statement: “The launch of our new offer is a key milestone in our development. Thanks to Netgem’s experience in the IPTV market, we are confident that the Virgin Box will meet our customer’s expectations for new and innovative entertainment services”.

Christophe Aulnette, Chief Executive Officer of Netgem, added: “This new Virgin Mobile quadruple play offering is part of a new dynamic of the French IPTV market. We are thrilled to be involved in this project and to contribute with our knowhow, in partnership with SFR, to the emergence of a new ambitious and innovative player.”