Recent Acquisition Activity Highlights Importance of Strong Network System Management for Satellite and Cable MSOs

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Recent merger news in the cable and satellite industries puts focus on the importance of network management for acquisition targets and new market roll-outs. gen-E, a worldwide leader in Network System Management for Service Providers, commented today on the role that optimized network and systems management plays in successfully positioning next-gen networks of cable and satellite companies for growth.

Network Systems Management Solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise Companies

Network Systems Management Solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise Companies

Employing smart analytics and maximized optimization techniques with solutions like gen-E’s Ops Center® is critical to managing growth for satellite and cable MSOs.

gen-E, a worldwide leader in Network System Management for Service Providers, commented today on the impact of the many recent announcements of mergers in the cable and satellite industries. With New York Times (6/4/15) and Forbes headlines (6/9/15) featuring industry news like Dish Network’s deal with T-Mobile, the merger of Atlantic Broadband and Metrocast, of Suddenlink by Altice, Charter’s merger with Time Warner, among other high-profile deals, the communications industry is expected to undergo tremendous change. gen-E believes careful management of system consolidation will be critical to the growth trajectory for these businesses in the Service Provider industry, especially in a merger environment.

“Properly managed network systems will be critical to the success of recent merger announcements,” said Christian Mark, President and CEO of gen-E. “Employing smart analytics and maximized optimization techniques with enterprise software solutions like gen-E’s Ops Center® will be equally important in managing explosive growth for any cable or satellite provider.”

As a Network Systems Management Solutions company for Service Providers and Enterprise companies, gen-E helps MSO and satellite clients dramatically reduce costs, improve efficiency and deliver higher quality service by providing greater visibility, control and automation of their operational systems. Powered by IBM® Netcool, the top-ranked Service Management software, gen-E Ops Center provides enhanced fault management developed specifically for Service Providers, based on best-of-breed industry standards.

“All these mergers are designed to leverage the value of individual players into new companies that can accelerate the deployment of faster Internet speeds, implement deployment of new competitive facilities-based WiFi networks and expand facilities footprints of optical networks,” added Mack. “I believe that all these goals are achievable with best-of-breed software support like gen-E’s Ops Center offering.”

gen-E helps clients seamlessly assimilate acquisitions, as well as roll out network upgrades and services in a controlled, systematic, and efficient manner. Scaling business for Service Providers without scaling infrastructure is a key element of gen-E’s business philosophy and matches what cable operators and satellite companies seek to achieve with new acquisitions and mergers.

“Because the gen-E Ops Center captures, correlates and analyzes all of the network data in real time, it is able to provide predictive insights into the impact of day-to-day Network Operations Center (NOC) operations on both service quality and operating expenses,” said Mack. “Our clients have experienced substantial improvements to network uptime and the ability to launch new services. That has a measurable impact on customer satisfaction and profit.”

ABOUT GEN-E
As a Network Systems Management Solutions company for Service Providers and Enterprise companies, gen-E helps clients dramatically reduce costs, improve efficiency and deliver higher quality service by providing greater visibility, control and automation of their operational systems.

gen-E offers network and systems solutions to better manage a broad spectrum of service industry infrastructures, employing their own custom solutions (gen-E Ops Center), as well as the top-ranked IBM’s Netcool ® and Network Operations Insights (NOI) products, among others. gen-E provides a singular view into the health and performance of a customer’s entire IT and business infrastructure, integrating and consolidating tools and events across business, data center and network operations.

As an IBM Premiere Partner with the highest number of IBM AAA accreditations and IBM Tivoli certifications in the competitive field, gen-E has deep industry knowledge and extensive experience servicing regional and Fortune 500 companies across the North America and EMEA.

ABOUT GEN-E OPS CENTER
Powered by IBM® Netcool, the number one Service Management software, gen-E Ops Center provides enhanced fault management developed specifically for Service Providers, based on best-of-breed industry standards. gen-E empowers clients to seamlessly assimilate acquisitions, as well as roll out network upgrades and services in a controlled, systematic, and efficient manner. Scaling business for Service Providers without scaling infrastructure is a key element of gen-E’s solutions.

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