C-COR Incorporated (NASDAQ: CCBL) today announced that Unity Media, parent company of cable network operators ish and iesy, is expanding the deployment of C-CORâ€™s CableEdgeÂ® solution into the Hessen region of Germany. Unity Media operates the largest interconnected cable network in Europe with more than 5.1 million households. CableEdge is an intelligent network management and planning software that collects and analyzes network traffic and performance data from cable modems, cable modem termination systems, and other DOCSISÂ®-compliant devices (such as HDTV and set-top boxes) to derive benchmarks for network service quality and provide expert recommendations to improve service levels.
With CableEdge, operators proactively address network issues before they impact the customer. The net effects are to reduce trouble calls and truck rolls and to optimize the use of internal operational resources. The information can also be used to add network capacity and plan for new service roll-outs. Today, more than 5,000 cable operator employees rely on C-CORâ€™s CableEdge to leverage data from approximately 10 million DOCSIS devices throughout 12 countries.
Karl-Heinz Konne, Manager OSS/Network Documentation, Unity Media, stated, â€œWhat really impresses us about CableEdge is the platform monitoring technology that provides in-depth information on the customer experience. From a business and marketing point of view, the ability to collect data that directly correlates with customer satisfaction to such a granular degree is simply invaluable â€“ especially in what is an increasingly competitive marketplace for us.â€
â€œEuropean cable operators, such as Unity Media, continue to look to C-COR for success-based spending that optimizes existing network capacity, improves customer service, and supports rapid service launches,â€ stated Rod Peery, VP of Sales/EMEA, C-COR. â€œWith the CableEdge platform, operators finally have a comprehensive view of faults, congestion, security, availability, and overall performance, enabling them to quickly and proactively address or prevent slowdowns and outages, identify upgrade and reconfiguration requirements, and determine opportunities for new revenue-generating services.â€
C-COR has been delivering reliable and trusted products to EMEA markets for nearly five decades, establishing a track record of technology innovations. C-COR is recognized as a pioneer in On Demand deployments in Europe ; as one of the first to implement policy server technology with a major European operator; and as the first in the cable industry to deploy an end-to-end 1GHz HFC access solution. C-CORâ€™s HFC access products, with an installed base valued at over $3.5 billion, are deployed with customers such as Europe â€™s ONO, NTL, and UPC. European operators are also tapping into C-CORâ€™s integrated solutions across its On Demand and bandwidth and resource management systems that help harness revenue-generating applications such as IP telephony services, Quality of Service (QoS) management, tiered and metered data services, dynamic on demand advertising, video over IP, next-generation video provisioning, and automatic workforce dispatch. C-CORâ€™s high regard as a technology leader is likewise reflected in its strong partnership relations that include Siemens, Sandvine, Arris, Bentley, SupportSoft, Ellacoya, and Sigma Systems.
C-COR offers world-class, market-focused integrated solutions for cable operators and other service providers that put subscribers in personal control of their entertainment and communication needs. C-CORâ€™s interoperable software and hardware help network operators to provide reliable On Demand voice, video, and data today while expediting their migration to all-IP intelligent networks. The Companyâ€™s solutions include C-COR Broadband Access technology to extend bandwidth capacity; C-COR On Demand for VOD, switched digital video (SDV), and advertising; C-COR OSS for bandwidth and resource management; and C-COR Network Services for a variety of outsourced field services that help keep networks operating at peak performance. C-CORâ€™s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market (Symbol: CCBL) and is a component of the Russell 2000 Stock Index. For additional information regarding C-COR, visit www.c-cor.com.
About Unity Media
Unity Media is headquartered in Cologne and is the parent company of the cable network operator iesy in Hesse , the cable network operator ish in North Rhine-Westphalia, the network level 4 (in-house networks) operator Tele Columbus, and Arena Sport Rechte und Marketing GmbH. iesy and ish are the largest providers of cable television in their respective states. In addition to analogue cable television and radio services, iesy and ish also offer digital television, high speed Internet, and telephony to be the provider of choice for entertainment and multimedia services into the home. As of 30 June 2006, iesy and ish had approximately 5.1 million basic cable subscribers, 207,800 digital TV RGUâ€™s, 60,200 high speed Internet RGUâ€™s, and 29,100 telephony RGUâ€™s. Tele Columbus is the largest network level 4 operator in Germany with approximately 2.6 million basic cable subscribers, 71,800 digital TV RGUâ€™s, 30,100 high speed Internet RGUâ€™s and 1,700 Telephony RGUâ€™s on 30 June 2006. Through Arena, Unity Media has acquired certain Bundesliga programming rights for three seasons starting with the 2006/2007 season. Since the start of the 2006/2007 season, Arena is broadcasting live all matches of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga live via satellite and cable in Germany . More information on Unity Media can be found at http://www.unitymedia.de.