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November 09, 2010 11:26 ET

Minerva Networks Announces Strategic Collaboration With Mariner to Deliver Improved Video Monitoring and Operational Efficiencies

The Integration of Minerva's New xTVFusion Platform and Mariner's xVu Monitoring Solution Enables IPTV Operators to Deliver Superior Video Quality and Achieve Significant Operational Savings

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Telco TV 2010 Conference and Expo -- Minerva Networks and Mariner today announced a preferred partnership to deliver improved video monitoring and operational efficiencies to IPTV operators. In a competitive Television marketplace service providers are looking for solutions that deliver high quality television services cost effectively.

Over 200 carrier customers worldwide with more than 20M homes passed are using Minerva's platform to offer advanced Television services. Mariner's xVu product provides end-to-end IPTV services monitoring and enables service providers to deliver significant improvements in overall video quality while achieving operational savings.

"As a recognized leader in video performance monitoring we believe Mariner will add substantial value to our carrier customers," said Doug Wills, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Minerva Networks. "Mariner's monitoring tools give carriers the ability to quickly isolate and address video delivery problems before they impact subscribers."

"The partnership with Minerva Networks is a great three way win, not only for us and Minerva, but most importantly for our customers," said Curtis Howe, President and CEO of Mariner. "Minerva has long been recognized as a leader with a broad range of competitive services for IPTV operators; we feel Mariner's xVu brings the added advantage of the assurance of video quality and the ability for service providers to react quickly and cost effectively to TV delivery problems."

Mariner is presenting at the Minerva User Group meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas. Minerva will be exhibiting at Telco TV at Booth #357 and its platform will also be featured on Mariner's Booth #140.

About Minerva Networks
Minerva is the leading provider of carrier class solutions for the delivery of Television services over broadband networks. Over 200 carrier customers worldwide with more than 20M homes passed are using Minerva's platform to offer next-generation entertainment and communications services. 
For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com.

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 on 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. For more information, visit www.marinerpartners.com

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