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August 21, 2013

Grupo TV Cable and Bireme Systems Pair Up to Push Cable Growth in Latin America

By Brian Anderson, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Grupo TV Cable Ecuador, a cable system operator based in Ecuador, and Bireme Systems LLC, an advisory and strategic planning firm, announced today an alliance that will provide wide-ranging assistance to vendors entering the Latin American market.

"As the fastest growing region in terms of communications equipment, software and services, Latin America represents a tremendous market opportunity," George Kassas, founder and CEO of Bireme Systems, said in a statement. "Bireme Systems and Grupo TV Cable have the expertise and market insight to help the vendor community to capitalize on the 750 million smart devices already in the market, and to introduce new technology, content, and smart capabilities."

Both companies will offer executive and operational relationships with Cable, Wireless, Wired and DTH operators; and the pairing will provide technical guidance and a testing infrastructure to enable new and existing competitors in the Latin America market. The alliance aims to accelerate the introduction and commercialization of technology in the area, while also promoting cross-operator cooperation and technological modernization and abundant services.

"Prior to founding Bireme, Kassas was instrumental in helping drive the growth of VoIP services with Grupo TV Cable and throughout Latin America." said Jorge Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Grupo TV Cable. "Our relationship with Bireme is designed to use our combined skills to help operators and vendors grow businesses, deepen customer relationships and create key competitive advantages."

Based in Quito, Ecuador, Grupo TV Cable Ecuador is the largest multimedia services, telephony, and high speed internet provider funded completely with Ecuadorian capital. After being established in 1987, TV Cable Ecuador grew to operate in over 20 cities throughout the country. Bireme Systems LLC is an advisory and strategic planning firm focused on Latin America. The firm helps clients successfully design, develop, execute and enable their products and services for Latin America.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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