SOURCE: RR Media

RR Media

February 02, 2015 07:00 ET

Chunghwa Telecom Collaborates With RR Media for Mobile Satellite Services in Taiwan

Combined Solution Offers a Complete MSS Portfolio for Maritime and Land With Powerful Value-Added Services

AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2015) - RR Media (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of global digital media services, announced today that Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), the largest integrated telecom service provider in Taiwan, has teamed up with RR Media's mobile satellite services (MSS) division, Station711, to offer a complete portfolio of mobile satellite services for maritime and land customers.

The combined solution provides a complementary management and built-in control toolset as well as a versatile value-added services (VAS) suite for operations, IT and crew welfare, together with a cost-efficient Inmarsat-based service. Post- or pre-paid communications services can be added, as needed, to serve the different functions on board ship or inside the organization. 

Ching-Tsung Chang, Managing Director of Satellite Business Department, International Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd, said, "It is important for us to work with a dynamic and flexible global provider, which can customize services based on customers' specific requirements. With RR Media, we're able to provide tailored Virtual Network Operators (VNO) -like services, enabling local and international shipping companies and others to monitor, manage and control their entire fleet as well as empower their own users in the service chain. Moreover, we can offer a range of powerful value added services, such as remote log-in and a smart control box, integrated into the core system. We're committed to offering a local and friendly satellite mobile service to any user who needs communication at sea or on land."

"We are proud to collaborate with CHT, a leading telecom company in the region, helping them to expand their market share and enhance their customers' communications capabilities," said Kobi Ohayon, Managing Director of RR Media's Station711 Mobile Satellite Services division. "Using our platform on their existing infrastructure, we're able to incorporate sophisticated technical and management tools with innovative value-added services, with significant savings on cost and resources."

Ohayon continued, "The Far East is a key market for us and we hope to expand our presence in the region, implementing more services going forward."

About Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom (TWSE: 2412) (NYSE: CHT) is Taiwan's largest integrated telecommunications services company that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and internet services. The Company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers and is expanding its cloud computing services. In recent years, Chunghwa has been actively involved in corporate social responsibility and has won domestic and international awards and recognition. For more information, please visit our website at www.cht.com.tw.

About Station711

Station711, RR Media's mobile satellite services (MSS) division, offers complete satellite communication service packages, including customized solutions helping customers increase efficiency and profitability.

Established in 2000, Station711 services mobile satellite communication networks all over the globe. Offering a unique and flexible platform, Station711 allows for the integration of the most advanced satellite communication technologies into existing infrastructures. Station711's service packages are supported 24/7 by a team of experienced technicians and engineers. For more information, please visit our website at www.station711.com.

About RR Media

RR Media* (NASDAQ: RRST) works in partnership with the world's leading media players to create the richest possible media and entertainment experiences for the world's consumers. RR Media's complete ecosystem of digital media services maximize the potential of media and entertainment content, covering four main areas: smart global content distribution network with an optimized combination of satellite, fiber and the internet; content management & playout; sports, news & live events; and online video services. RR Media provides scalable digital media services to more than 650 channels, distributes over 100,000 hours of live events yearly and delivers content to 95% of the world's population reaching viewers of multiplatform operators, VOD platforms, online video and direct-to-home services. Visit the company's website www.rrmedia.com.

* RR Media currently operates under the corporate name of RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. The company is in the process of changing its corporate name to RR Media Ltd.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Avi Koren
    Marketing Director
    RR Media (Station711)
    Tel: +972-54-9955617
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