RCN Business Announces Availability of Video Transport Services Across U.S.

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Media Links IP technology and video transport platform powers superior network infrastructure


RCN Business, an award-winning communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, has announced the availability of innovative, affordable and convenient Video Transport services powered by Media Links IP technology. The partnership will provide content providers across the country with a customizable bandwidth delivery solution that allows users the flexibility to consume the needed media transmission for a particular occasion. This offers businesses a more cost-effective way to address occasional needs for higher levels of bandwidth such as high-profile entertainment events.

“RCN is committed to providing its business customers with the most flexible, convenient and effective services and Video Transport is the perfect addition to our existing list of unique offerings,” said Mike Carrosquilla, SVP at RCN Business. “This reliable bandwidth solution will give broadcast companies increased flexibility to adapt to market demands for efficient bandwidth use and help them focus on what is really important: delivering content to their customers. This partnership supports the industry’s transition to IP-based options, demonstrating a clear commitment to keeping RCN at the forefront of innovation.”

Media Links was chosen by RCN Business for this innovative partnership following its Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, ensuring RCN Business’ ability to provide today’s most advanced Ethernet services to its customers. As one of the first U.S. carriers to have received this certification, RCN, along with Media Links, can deliver customized and tailored services to meet today’s unique and evolving business requirements.

Media Links provides centrally-managed technology solutions for the convergence, transport and management of media over networks to aid service providers to adapt to ever-changing media needs and reduce the complexity of large-scale media network infrastructures. This partnership will utilize RCN’s existing fiber network in tandem with Media Links’ IP Transport Solution to transport content.

“We are thrilled to partner with RCN on their new national video service offerings,” says John Dale, President and CEO of Media Links. “Media Links’ MD8000 transport platform with hitless protection technology provides RCN a robust media over IP solution, with high Quality of Service (QoS) and full network management visibility of devices and services.”

RCN’s Video Transport service, which is standards based, delivers a future-proof solution as the industry moves towards IP-based delivery of all content. The service ensures the stable transport of pristine video streams and is immediately available to media companies anywhere in the United States for market competitive rates. To learn more, please visit http://www.rcn.com/business or call a representative at 877-726-7000.

About RCN Business
RCN Business provides industry-leading high-speed internet, voice, video and network solutions to businesses of all sizes. Delivered through a wholly-owned, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service, RCN Business serves businesses in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia (Delaware County), Lehigh Valley (PA), Washington, D.C., and New York City. RCN Business received the Metro Ethernet Forum’s CE 2.0 certification in the E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access categories in 2014.

About Media Links
Founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links Co., Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of broadcast network infrastructure and media transport solutions. Media Links is the umbrella brand name supported by Media Links in Japan, Media Links Inc. in Connecticut, USA, Media Links EMEA in the UK and ML AU Pty Ltd. in Australia. The Company’s mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers throughout the world leading edge technology, enabling them to economically transport the complete suite of content signals – 4K, HD/SD video, audio or data - onto their multi-service IP/Ethernet networks. Operating as a pioneer at the forefront of technological innovations and advancements, Media Links provides the only standards-based product suite in the market that enables the adoption of media signal types to Telecom standards (IP, Ethernet, SDH, SONET). In 2014, Media Links was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability. Media Link’s common stock is listed and traded on the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the Security Code Number 6659. For more information, please visit: http://www.medialinks.com

RCN Media Contact:
Jackie Fraser
Matter Communications on behalf of RCN

Media Links Americas Media Contact:
Kimberley Hebdon
Delamere Marketing
Mobile: +1 310-469-8190

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