Ten (10) more operators launch IPTV services by leveraging iTVManager bringing the total Minerva installed base to over 120 deployments
Minerva Networks has added ten (10) more IPTV wins in North America, including Mt. Horeb Telephone in Wisconsin, Tullahoma Utilities in Tennessee, and GTA TeleGuam in Guam.
With IPTV platforms delivering a superior user experience, HD/PVR set-top boxes now readily available from multiple vendors, and early adopters enjoying rapid subscriber penetration, more network operators are entering the market and preparing to launch triple-play initiatives.
Minerva is taking advantage of this market momentum by providing a proven middleware platform that allows operators to launch television services very quickly and compete effectively against incumbents while minimizing infrastructure and operating costs.
Minerva iTVManager is a comprehensive software platform for the delivery and management of a broad set of television services, including high-definition television (HDTV), personal video recording (PVR), video-on-demand (VOD), music, games, and communication applications.
"We needed an IPTV platform that would allow us to easily transition our existing video customers, and quickly attract new customers," said John Dunbar, Assistant General Manager at MHTC. "After careful evaluation, we concluded that Minerva's iTVManager provided all the key features we were looking for, along with a compelling roadmap that will allow MHTC to attract customers from our competitors."
"When Tullahoma Utilities Board first began researching the implementation of an FTTP system for our city, the one name that kept surfacing in our discussions with other service providers was Minerva," said Brian Skelton, General Manager for Tullahoma Utilities Board. "Minerva has a strong track record in the IPTV industry, and their middleware provides an excellent subscriber experience."
"We needed a proven IPTV solution that we could roll out, support and maintain with existing staff," stated Dan Moffat, President and CEO at GTA TeleGuam. "Minerva's iTVManager came highly recommended from our peers, and it supports key features like HDTV and advanced PVR."
"We have built a platform that enables carriers of any size to launch IPTV services quickly and cost effectively," stated Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. "We look forward to contributing to the success of the growing number of operators entering the triple-play market worldwide."
The beginnings of MHTC can be traced to 1895, when J. N. Dahlen, the editor of the Mt. Horeb Times, strung a wire across fence posts and housetops to connect a telephone on his desk to one five blocks away at the Mt. Horeb Academy. The MHTC of 2008 offers state-of-the-art local and long-distance telephone services, along with high-speed DSL and Digital Cable TV connections to an ever-increasing number of communities in its service area. For more information visit www.mhtc.net.
Tullahoma is a progressive, well-educated community located in the heart of southern middle Tennessee 65 miles from the metropolitan areas of Nashville, Chattanooga and Huntsville, Alabama. Located near Tullahoma are Arnold Engineering Development Center, the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world, and the University of Tennessee Space Institute, an internationally recognized institution for graduate study and research in engineering, physics, mathematics, and aviation systems.
In addition to a healthy economy, Tullahoma is home to an outstanding local educational system, growing medical and aerospace technology businesses, a variety of retail businesses, lively arts and cultural attractions and a number of recreational amenities. Tullahoma Utilities Board works with industry, business, community leaders and government agencies to promote the area and further advance the programs and initiatives that make Tullahoma such an attractive and exciting place to live and work. For more information, visit www.tub.net.
GTA TeleGuam is Guam's leading full-service telecommunications company providing landline communications to business and residential customers, MPULSE Wireless cellular phone service with advanced GSM technology, BlackBerry, long-distance, and SPYDER Broadband Internet service. GTA TeleGuam is proud to bring the best and most economic telecommunication products and services to Guam and the region. For more information, visit www.gta.net.
Cora Yanger Bejado, GTA TeleGuam
Minerva Networks is a leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of broadband television services. More than 120 network operators worldwide use Minerva IPTV solutions to deliver next-generation entertainment and communications services. Minerva Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com.
Michelle Kwan, Minerva Networks
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