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November 01, 2012

Qtel Deploys Mariner xVu for End-to-End Mozaic TV Quality Assurance

Qatar Telecom (Qtel (News - Alert)), part of the Qtel Group, has recently picked Mariner's IP video service oriented monitoring solution, Mariner xVu, to be deployed in the Middle East.

Alfalak Electronic Equipment & Supplies Co., a company based in Middle East offering technology-based end-to-end solutions, and Mariner working together to deploy Mariner xVu.

Mariner xVu solution is currently used for the Mozaic TV service, one of the most popular and innovative TV service offered by Qtel that currently has more than 60,000 customers tuning in to 200 TV channels of sport, news, children's entertainment, movies, action, and lifestyle.

Mariner xVu is comprised of five task-purposed solutions that offer the user a configurable interface and application features specifically developed with IPTV (News - Alert) services in mind. This solution easily integrates with network, providing Qtel with additional understandings into the IPTV network by extending video service monitoring reach to each subscriber. The solution even promises to maintain the highest possible video quality while simultaneously reducing operating expenses.

In addition, the users can get deeper understanding of IPTV traffic and customer experience issues by assembling the external data sources information such as probes. This solution offers customized views of service performance by categories such as neighborhood, region, channel, head end, and more. Furthermore, NetworkVu accelerates and eliminates risk when introducing new services and upgrade, said the company officials.

"With this product enhancement, we can integrate with a new external data source and maximize NetworkVu's ability to make quality assurance more cost-efficient and much less developmentally intensive," says Curtis Howe, President and CEO of Mariner. "Probe integration is about creating greater value for the customer and bringing service-oriented monitoring to the edge network and the home."

Mariner xVu monitoring solution is widely used and deployed with 7 million devices under management.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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