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Signiant Builds Momentum in Global Telecom Service Provider Market with Intelligent Media File Movement Solutions

Telecom Italia and Emitel Poland are Among Latest Customers to Adopt Signiant for New and Expanded Media Services Offerings


BURLINGTON, MA (May 16, 2012) – Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced growing momentum for its software solutions within the global telecom service provider market. Telecom Italia and Emitel Poland are two of the most recent operators to adopt Signiant products for secure, accelerated file movement in support of their video-on-demand (VOD) offerings, as well as the growth of their content aggregation and distribution services.

“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,” said Rick Clarkson, Signiant’s Vice President of Product Development. “To make these services viable and efficient, a growing number of telecom operators are deploying software from Signiant on their network infrastructure to ingest, move and distribute rich media files in a fast, secure and automated fashion, while ensuring complete control over the transfers.”

Until now, issues such as network latency, a lack of tools for asset tracking and inadequate network security have hindered service providers in their efforts to implement efficient file-based media workflows – both to support their internal processes and to deliver profitable, managed services for their media customers. Signiant addresses those issues with a complete family of software solutions that automate, accelerate and manage the secure exchange of high-value media assets.

Signiant’s compatible, enterprise product suite includes Managers+Agents™, optimized for automated batch file transfers, advanced resource management and workflow integration; Media Exchange™, featuring desktop, Web and mobile interfaces for moving file-based media between internal and external users; and Media Shuttle™, offering enterprises of any size the convenience and ease of use of cloud-based file-sharing services without the file-size limits or security risks associated with storing media assets in the cloud.

As Italy’s largest telecommunications provider, Telecom Italia has purchased Signiant Managers+Agents and Signiant Media Exchange for aggregation and distribution of content to support its new video services and workflows. Likewise, Polish telecom provider Emitel has installed Signiant as the basis for a complete content distribution management infrastructure to serve its national television market.

“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,” said Clarkson. “Using Signiant, they’re also 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.”


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