Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Cisco Teams with SES Americom on IP-Prime for Rural Telcos

Cisco and SES AMERICOM announced a marketing and systems integration agreement that combines Cisco expertise and solutions with SES AMERICOM's "IP-PRIME" IPTV outsourced service for rural telcos.

The companies said the fully-managed SES IP-PRIME solution combined with the Cisco IP NGN architecture creates a complete end-to-end IPTV service with encoding, encapsulation, third-party middleware, scrambling/descrambling, satellite receivers, conditional access, set-top boxes, service management and integration services. More than 30 television programmers and networks representing more than 290 channels have signed IP-PRIME transport agreements to date.

RLECs that select the combined offering also have a choice of IPTV set top boxes, including a full complement of devices from Cisco.

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