SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick -- Oct. 30, 2012 -- Qatar Telecom (Qtel), part of the Qtel Group, a leading international communications company with a presence in 17 countries, has selected Mariner's multiple award-winning IP video service oriented monitoring solution, Mariner xVu(TM). The latest version of Mariner xVu is specifically designed for integration with IPTV probes. Qtel will use Mariner xVu for the Mozaic TV service, making this the first Mariner xVu deployment in the Middle East.
Alfalak Electronic Equipment & Supplies Co., a leading provider of technology-based end-to-end solutions in the Middle East, partnered with Mariner to deploy xVu. Through easy integration with network probes -- at the head-end and/or individual network element -- Mariner xVu offers Qtel additional insights into the IPTV network by extending video service monitoring reach to each subscriber, allowing the operator to maintain the highest possible video quality while simultaneously reducing operating expenses. Statistics collected by external data sources such as probes are compiled and configured as status indicators on Mariner NetworkVu(TM) to enable a deeper understanding of IPTV traffic and customer experience issues. The probe enhancement is now a configurable option of NetworkVu, rather than a custom development, and was created based on service provider requests for integration with external data sources.
Mozaic TV operates under the tagline of "Where Entertainment Lives." The service is Qtel's most popular and innovative TV service, with more than 60,000 customers tuning in to 200 TV channels of sport, news, children's entertainment, movies, action, and lifestyle. Mozaic TV is the only service in Qatar that aggregates all satellite packages and channels on one platform. Basic packages start at QR 250 per month, and include landline telephone, broadband Internet, and TV.
"With this product enhancement, we can integrate with a new external data source and maximize NetworkVu's ability to make quality assurance more cost-efficient and much less developmentally intensive," says Curtis Howe, President and CEO of Mariner. "Probe integration is about creating greater value for the customer and bringing service-oriented monitoring to the edge network and the home."
More information about Mariner and the company's products can be found at www.marinerpartners.com.
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About Qtel (www.qtel.qa)
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) provides a full range of telecommunications services in Qatar and across its presence in 17 countries. Our vision is to be among the top 20 telecommunications companies in the world by 2020 through expansion in both the MENA region and South East Asia.
About Mariner (www.marinerpartners.com)
Mariner is the leading provider of Video Service Oriented Monitoring(TM) (vSOM) and management platforms for multiscreen networks. Mariner's innovative, award-winning flagship product Mariner xVu(TM) allows service providers to offer a reliable, high-quality viewing experience; rapidly isolate IPTV network issues; and cost-effectively reduce truck rolls to ensure a superior broadband and IPTV service. Mariner xVu is the world's most deployed monitoring solution, with 7 million devices under management. Mariner's frostt(TM) platform is an application management solution that allows service providers to monetize their IPTV applications by turning every subscriber interaction into a revenue generating opportunity.
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