|By PR Newswire||
|September 20, 2012 04:01 AM EDT||
MOSCOW, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Sotal-Interactive has announced the completion of upgrading VimpelCom'sI PTV Microsoft Mediaroom Platform (Beeline TV) to version 2.0. It was a unique project in terms of scope, locations and complexity. The process of upgrade included more than 450 servers and more than 30 locations hosting Microsoft Mediaroom local offices distributed over huge territory of Russian Federation from west to east. Since not that many upgrades of such a scope and complexity have been done so far the project required all the experience and knowledge of Sotal-Interactive's experts going far beyond standard guidelines.
The new version of Microsoft Mediaroom makes it possible to increase the stability of the service through the optimization of the server-side platform, to speed up the search of available films and programs, to update the interface section "Video rental" and to launch a number of additional features for the audience.
"We are constantly reviewing and testing new technical features and capabilities of our IPTV platform. The upgraded platform will begin mass provision of a range of services that we have already tested and which, according to our estimates, will be in high demand by our viewers. First of all, it is the introduction of different OTT services, "- remarked Timur Alyautdinov, director of broadband and digital TV at VimpelCom.
"Being a young and ambitious company we are very proud to lead such a complex and continuous project and finally complete it successfully. The key to success was our international team of world class experts keeping us at the cutting edge of IPTV technologies. We hope to continue our mutually beneficial cooperation with VimpelCom in the future", - commented Sergey Tatarchenko, general director of Sotal-Interactive.
Sotal-Interactive is a rapidly growing company offering IPTV/OTT solutions and services including interactive applications, comprehensive OTT platform and full range of services for Microsoft Mediaroom. The company serves its clients in Russia, Europe and Middle East. For more information visit: http://www.sotal-iptv.com.
VimpelCom is one of the world's largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and Canada. VimpelCom's operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 782 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "djuice", "Wind", "Infostrada" "Mobilink", "Leo", "banglalink", "Telecel", and "Djezzy" brands. As of June 30, 2012 VimpelCom had 208 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit: http://www.vimpelcom.com.
Sergey Tatarchenko, +7(903)7557337, firstname.lastname@example.org