OpenVault is proud to announce that Larry Foland, OV’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development – North America & Caribbean, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Caribbean Cable Telecommunications Association as an Associate Director. As a leader in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years in both vendor and provider roles, Larry also serves as co-chair on the board of the Mid-America Cable Telecommunications Association and is an active member in many other professional associations and trade events.
In this new role as Associate Director at CCTA, Foland will collaborate with his peers to regulate new industry standards and practices while also design innovative strategies to elevate the market environment for cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean.
Formed in 1983, the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association represents cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean, as well as the programmers, software and hardware suppliers that support their operations.
OPENVAULT AND PERFTECH TO CO-EXHIBIT AT CABLE CONGRESS 2016;
CELEBRATE INTEGRATIONS AT FIVE BROADBAND OPERATORS
OpenVault and PerfTech, Inc., will partner to exhibit at Cable Congress 2016 this June 28-30. Jane Christ, PerfTech SVP of Sales, and Rich Evans, OpenVault EVP of Global Sales & Marketing, will be on-hand at Exhibition Stand 39 at the Double Tree Hilton in Warsaw during the event. OpenVault enables network management services and data usage measuring, while PerfTech supplies proactive, in-browser messaging for ISPs to inform and provide action options to their subscribers for a variety of service-related uses, including usage notices. Together, these market leaders provide operators opportunities to manage consumption and help them to monetize information.
The “All You Can Eat” Revenue Problem: Solved
In European markets, where usage-based billing is not widely deployed for wired broadband operators, both companies feel their combined solution has compelling ability to drive revenue increases by messaging subscribers when they are ready to upgrade. Since OpenVault can detect when the subscriber is reaching their maximum provisioned throughput, and PerfTech can deliver a personalized offer to the subscriber at that critical moment, the integrated solution is poised to significantly help operators manage their “all-you-can-eat” plans and still drive the additional revenues needed to handle OTT content. “When and If operators are ready to offer usage-based plans, we are here to help with our global experience,” said Rich Evans, EVP of OpenVault.
Multiple Successful Options for Usage-Based Approaches
Synergy between the two vendors has been demonstrated by the successful integration of their products now for the fifth time among their ISP customers. OpenVault and PerfTech first met in 2011, when both companies were deployed independently in a major, US-based MSO who planned to offer consumption-based Internet packages. The MSO, now a reference account, has been using the integrated solution successfully for five years. As consumption-billing models continue to gain popularity, OpenVault and PerfTech have additionally integrated in four other telco and cable operators either to implement usage billing and/or to aid subscribers in choosing a “right-sized” data plan.
PerfTech’s Jane Christ explained, “With a proven, smooth integration and high-quality reference installation, it was inevitable that we and OpenVault, would propose a joint solution for ISPs who want to successfully implement usage-related business models. OpenVault delivers accurate meter collection and PerfTech delivers time-critical, “eyes-on” messaging that helps subscribers avoid bill shock and confrontation.”
The reference MSO’s SVP & CTO stated, “Not only did the integrated solution prove to be a huge asset in terms of internal time and readiness-to-launch, but the resulting reduction in subscriber churn, coupled with higher ARPU, has been significant. We feel that we have acquired the best tools to accomplish this model and that both OpenVault and PerfTech have contributed fully to the effort,” he summed up.
About PerfTech, Inc.
PerfTech enables ISPs to forge a responsive and transparent relationship with their subscribers through proactive communications. The company’s patented Bulletin System allows ISPs to deliver time-critical messages directly to targeted subscribers’ browsers, whether wired, wireless, or mobile. Bulletin System is the leading solution for in-browser communications among top-tier Internet providers in the Americas, with installations worldwide. Privately held, PerfTech is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, go to www.perftech.com
Supporting over 150 operators on 4 continents, OpenVault helps Broadband Operators better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and to automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, forecast network requirements, and communicate with subscribers. The solution is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, allowing service providers to immediately realize benefits without large up-front costs. See www.openvault.com
OpenVault has been named a finalist in the Cablefax Tech Awards for the category of New Product Award – Software. The Tech Awards recognize industry innovation and honor the forward thinking gurus who continue to revolutionize the industry’s technology with their amazing products, campaigns and partnerships. As a finalist, OpenVault was selected for its innovation to Monetize HSD Networks with Innovative and First-Ever Multipurpose Cloud-based Solutions.
OpenVault Measures the Increase in Data Consumption during Yahoo’s Streaming of Sunday’s NFL Game in London
Yahoo’s $20 million gamble to globally stream the Buffalo Bills-Jacksonville Jaguars game Sunday morning from London was a risk worth taking as reports show that the webcast attracted nearly 34 million views. Even with only a percentage of Yahoo’s billion users viewing the historic digital event, the impact on data consumption was significant and very telling of what’s to come for live sports streaming. OpenVault, the leading provider of broadband management and industry analytics, is reporting game time statistics that reflect an average increase of nearly 20% in data consumption across its global customer base as compared to normal Sunday usage.
Wayne, NJ/ Sullivan, MO, Monday October 27th 2014 – OpenVault, the leading provider of easy-to-use tools to help Multiple System Operators (MSOs) increase revenues, reduce costs and manage growth on their high speed data broadband networks, is today announcing that Fidelity Communications Co. has deployed the OpenVault Platform Solution to provide reporting with real-time data access and views on network health and activity.
Supporting Fidelity’s Expansion
In 2012, Fidelity acquired 13 cable, phone and Internet systems in four states, adding about 30,000 new individual customer services including phone, cable TV and high-speed Internet. Fidelity now provides about 124,000 Internet, Cable TV and local phone services in five states.
“With our large and diverse coverage region, our ability to plan for and manage capacity to deliver the best High Speed Data service for our subscriber base is critical for us,” said Jarrod Head, Director of Engineering for Fidelity Communications. He continued, “Our responsibility to our subscriber base is to make sure that we are planning ahead and looking down the road so that we always deliver the best broadband experience. OpenVault’s proven platform and experience in this category, was one of the major reasons we considered their services”
Rich Evans, OpenVault’s EVP Marketing & Sales added, “We’re excited to be working with Fidelity as a new customer, but also welcoming them to our ecosystem that supports OpenVault InSight®, our broad-based MSO analytics platform. With Fidelity’s most recent expansion, and the explosion of OTT content, our collective energies will be brought to bear for the benefit of Fidelity’s customers.”
Key Benefits Of The Platform
• Scalability: OpenVault’s solution is cloud-based and requires no hardware to be deployed.
• Robust Analytics: Collecting vast amounts of data is one thing but OpenVault’s solution has built-in Analytics and Reporting functionality that turns raw data into meaningful information.
• Industry Breadth & Expertise: OpenVault collects HSD usage data from over 150 MSOs across 4 continents. All MSO customers benefit from the knowledge and lessons learned across their customer base via InSight®
In business since 1940, Fidelity Communications currently provides 124,000 voice, high speed Internet and television services to residential and business customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. fidelitycommunications.com
Supporting over 150 operators on 4 continents, OpenVault helps MSOs better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and to automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, forecast network requirements and communicate with subscribers. The solution is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, allowing service providers to immediately realize benefits without large up-front costs.