SOURCE: Mariner


November 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Mariner and Cisco Deliver Complete IPTV Service Monitoring to GTA Teleguam

Deployment Capitalizes on Integration of Cisco's VQE Platform With Mariner's xVu Suite of Service Assurance Solutions

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - TelcoTV09 Conference and Expo -- Mariner, a leading provider of innovative IP video solutions and applications, today announced that GTA Teleguam will be deploying its xVu service monitoring solution integrated within Cisco's Visual Quality of Experience (VQE) platform. This deployment represents the first joint customer launch of the integrated platform following the partnership announcement made by Mariner in early September at IBC 2009.

GTA Teleguam, Guam's leading full-service communications provider, is utilizing the integrated VQE platform to ensure high quality of experience (QoE) for users of their Guam Digital TV (GUdTV) offering. The joint solution provides GTA Teleguam with an industry leading, cost effective IPTV service assurance system that will improve end user QoE and reduce costly truck rolls and customer churn.

Key Facts

  • GTA Teleguam required a complete, integrated service assurance solution that would boost customer satisfaction for its GUdTV offering. The combined Cisco/Mariner solution provides GTA Teleguam network operations, field technicians and senior management with end-to-end insight into their digital TV service.

  • This launch represents the first deployment of the xVu suite of network monitoring solutions in the Pacific Region. Mariner is well-established in North America with several current installations in Canada and the continental U.S. The company also launched into the European market in March 2009.

  • The incorporation of Mariner's xVu tools with Cisco's VQE technology is the result of a year long collaboration, in which a thoroughly integrated version of xVu was developed. The result is the ability for a service provider to gain measured insight and troubleshooting control into network and home related issues as well as speed response to service-quality issues.

  • Mariner will be participating in Cisco's TelcoTV Workshop, taking place today at the Orange County Convention Center from 9am to 12pm. The workshop will consist, in part, of a live demonstration of the xVu suite of real-time monitoring toolsets and feature telcos describing their experiences with Cisco's IPTV solution.

Supporting Quotes

  • "The service monitoring capability provided by the integrated Cisco and Mariner platform directly fulfills our critical need for effective performance monitoring service," says Dan Moffat, CEO, GTA Teleguam. "The addition of the xVu product to our IPTV system provides visibility of our customer's quality of experience right down to the set-top box level. This allows us to identify, diagnose and correct problems quickly -- often before the customer is even aware there is an issue. Proactive identification and correction of issues before they become customer- affecting is key to keeping customer satisfaction high and resulting churn low."

  • "Mariner is pleased to be delivering top quality network service assurance on an integrated Cisco platform," says Curtis Howe, president and CEO, Mariner. "This complete solution effectively addresses two key challenges that service providers face in TV deployments today, gaining complete end-to-end service insight and reducing operational costs in the delivery and support of the TV service."

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About Mariner
Mariner is a leading provider of innovative IP video solutions and technologies that deliver unique value to the expanding IPTV industry. Mariner's flagship TV care product, xVu, specializes in Next-Gen IPTV service monitoring. Mariner's architecture and toolset enables service providers to better assure the viewing experience, isolate troubles and guide cost effective resolution such as "smart" truck rolls. Mariner's frostt platform delivers interactive TV, social networking and self-service capabilities to the TV in a highly compelling viewing experience.

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