Newton, MA (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
PeerApp, whose technology enables Internet Service Providers to manage and monetize, open and commercial Peer-to-Peer networks, has joined the Broadband Services Forum (BSF). Members of this international organization include Alcatel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Nortel, Oracle, Philips, Siemens and Sony, among other prominent global technology, telecommunication, service and content leaders.
Joining the Freemont, CA-based BSF places PeerApp (http://www.peerapp.com) in the company of industry influencers with a vested interest in the growth and success of broadband. PeerApp's initial product offering, UltraBand 2000™, caches much-sought-after content at the ISP to markedly reduce internet traffic and increase network efficiency. ISPs face spiraling bandwidth charges as subscribers turn to P2P for entertainment, news and other programming - now estimated to consume 70% of all Internet traffic worldwide.
In making the announcement, Helmut Leopold, BSF chairman and director of platform and technology management at Telekom Austria said. "The BSF is the only forum where all components of the broadband value chain -- from telcos and network integrators to technology and content providers -- get together, discuss and then set future strategy for the industry as a whole. The valuable contributions made by member companies like PeerApp drive our initiatives. We are excited to have PeerApp on board and welcome them to the BSF."
As a Forum member, PeerApp is positioned to collaborate on technology that enhances the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ability to compete for movie and TV program distribution. "Enabling ISPs to provide more value-added services - such as motion pictures and TV as well as music and games -- will improve their value proposition and give subscribers a richer, more diverse online experience," states Robert Mayer, CEO of PeerApp. "Our goal is to demonstrate that high-speed downloads using peer-to-peer file transfer will make the broadband-connected PC an entertainment hub for consumers."
Mayer adds, "With Digital Rights Management ensuring that royalties and other fees are dispensed appropriately, peer-to-peer file transfer has become a legitimate distribution method. Entertainment industry leaders Disney and Warner are already looking to peer-to-peer to deliver movies and TV programs to consumers."
The Broadband Services Forum (http://www.broadbandservicesforum.org) provides leadership and direction in the emerging broadband services markets; addressing business and technology issues that impact this industry sector, defining ways to increase broadband adoption and deliver more services such as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) and other Internet-based services and entertainment. Additionally, BSF makes experts on broadband technology, issues and trends available to business and trade groups, government leaders and the media.
About the Broadband Services Forum The Broadband Services Forum is an international industry resource that provides a forum for dialogue and development, along with tools and information to address business and technology issues vital to the growth and health of the broadband industry. The Broadband Services Forum fosters collaboration across the broadband value chain including content, service and technology providers.
Visit Broadband Services Forum at http://www.broadbandservicesforum.org or contact them at Fremont, CA 94538 USA 39355 California Street, Suite 307, tel 510-744-4015
About PeerApp, Inc. PeerApp is a leading provider of peer-to-peer technology solutions. PeerApp develops and services technologies and products that reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by peer-to-peer traffic, helping ISPs enhance network efficiency, reduce bandwidth costs and enhance subscribers' quality of experience. PeerApp products and solutions are suitable for all ISPs providing broadband, DSL or cable service and enable ISPs to manage their networks in compliance with applicable laws. PeerApp is financed by Pilot House, Cedar Fund and Evergreen Venture Partners. For further information about PeerApp, visit http://www.peerapp.com or contact PeerApp, 381 Elliott Street, #140-L, Newton, MA 02464, tel 617-795-0977.
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