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May 18, 2012

Emitel Poland, Telecom Italia Choose Signiant's Software Solutions for Expanded Media Services Offerings

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Signiant recently announced that the company’s software solutions are gaining a worldwide momentum amidst telecommunications providers. Telecom operators Emitel Poland and Telecom Italia (News - Alert) have recently adopted Signiant software for accelerated and secure file movement of video-on-demand (VOD) services and the growth of their data aggregation and distribution offerings as well.

"Today's leading-edge telecom service providers are looking beyond their traditional business models to expand into new types of managed service offerings for their media and entertainment customers,” Rick Clarkson, Signiant's vice president of product development, said. “To make these services viable and efficient, a growing number of telecom operators are using software from Signiant to move rich media files in a fast, secure and automated fashion while also providing complete management control over the transfers."

Issues such as network latency, non-availability of asset tracking tools, and insufficient network security have blocked service providers from efficiently implementing file-based media workflows that are used to deliver managed services and support internal processes. The suite of software-based solutions from Signiant addresses these problems and enables providers to automate, accelerate, and manage the secure exchange of important media assets.

The suite includes optimized Media Exchange desktop, Managers+Agents for automatic file transfers, mobile and web interfaces for transferring file-based media, Media Shuttle that supports cloud-based file-sharing services, and advanced resource management and workflow integration capabilities. The enterprise-class software solutions of Signiant address different facets of file-based content movement across global networks.

Clarkson added, "By accelerating workflows for secure content exchanges, Signiant's software adds value on many levels. First and foremost, it supports the ability of telecom service providers to expand their portfolio of services and add incremental revenue beyond their traditional base. Also, they're able to pass significant benefits along to their customers in the form of operational cost savings, new efficiencies and the peace of mind that comes with enterprise-level security of their video assets."

The Polish telecom provider Emitel has purchased Signiant software to support its content distribution management infrastructure for the national television market. Telecom Italia, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Italy, has recently deployed Signiant's Managers+Agents and Signiant Media Exchange solutions to aggregate and distribute content supporting its workflows services.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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