BigBand’s SDV Reaches More than 39 Million Households

Company expands industry leading Switched Digital Video solution for bandwidth savings to support additional multiscreen services

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 18, 2011 – BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), today announced that the Company’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) solution continues to lead the industry with more than 39 million households passed. North American providers such as Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, as well as key International providers including Jiangsu Cable in China and LG U+ in Korea, have deployed BigBand’s SDV solution. By increasing the bandwidth efficiency of their networks, operators are able to deliver more HDTV programming and on-demand content to more screens.

BigBand has also recently introduced new releases of its Converged Video Exchange (CVEx™) video control plane and Switched Video Analysis (SVA) software solutions. CVEx 2.5 is the latest scalable, cost-effective video delivery control plane solution. It is designed to allow operators to make full use of today’s network infrastructure and also provide a graceful migration path forward to tomorrow’s converged network. CVEx is a highly efficient way to ramp up new services such as additional channels, more non-linear service offerings, and multiscreen video solutions. SVA 5.0 is the most recent release offering powerful new capabilities for monitoring the utilization and performance of BigBand’s SDV systems in near real time along with predictive tools for optimization and planning, automatic and scheduled report generation, additional detailed metrics, automatic highlighting of network trouble spots, and deeper integration with CVEx to automatically detect topology and other configuration changes.

“As service providers continue to expand services, CVEx remains an efficient way to rapidly expand network capacity in addition to enabling the critical insight into the health of the network,” said Ludovic Milin, Director of Product Line Management at BigBand Networks. “Downtime and denial of service are not an option. This is why we’ve packed our SDV solution with so many ways to monitor and optimize network operations. Operators can more effectively plan their resources, delivering content wherever and whenever it’s requested.”

CVEx 2.5 Control Plane Improves Spectrum Utilization

 

CVEx is an intelligent control plane that manages video services across the network edge to both traditional RF set-top boxes as well as next-generation IP devices. CVEx brings together RF and IP video into a single resource pool. It dynamically controls the allocation of all video services within a single bandwidth/spectrum pool and provides a holistic view into usage and resource utilization. This approach eliminates today’s dedicated bandwidth silos for individual services such as Video on Demand (VOD), SDV and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) to dramatically improve overall spectrum utilization to enable services growth. CVEx supports industry standard protocols and interfaces for third-party applications. Operators will further benefit from reduced operational costs and the ability to leverage their existing infrastructure while migrating to next-generation IP video as the market and their subscribers demand.

 

SVA 5.0 Answers Operators’ Needs for Real-time Insight, Report Automation and What-if Scenarios for Predictive Analytics

 

Providing operators with better predictive analytics is a key function of SVA. The industry’s most advanced tool for SDV and broadcast video applications introduces innovative and useful functions for monitoring, capacity planning and system optimization, helping operators improve their networks’ operations, visibility, performance and capital efficiency.  

 

BigBand’s SVA enables operators to quickly add new services while maintaining the highest service quality. The combination of CVEx and SVA offers operators’ fast and economical bandwidth expansion to support new revenue-generating services with greater visibility into the performance and utilization of their networks.

 

Innovative SDV Solution Drives Delivery of Personalized, High-Margin Services

 

BigBand’s Emmy-award winning SDV solution enables dramatic savings in bandwidth consumption, allowing operators to increase revenues via expanded program offerings and the delivery of personalized, high-margin services. Unlike legacy environments, network capacity in a BigBand SDV environment seamlessly scales with the number of active viewers and number of services offered. This means that with the proper system sizing and configuration, there is virtually no limit to the programming and personalization that can be made available to subscribers.

 

BigBand’s SDV solution with the new CVEx 2.5 and SVA 5.0 is available today. Visit the following links to learn more.

 

CVEx 2.5

http://www.bigbandnet.com/index.php/cvex-converged-video-exchange-overview.html

 

SVA 5.0

http://www.bigbandnet.com/index.php/switched-video-analysis-overview.html

 

BigBand’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) Solution

http://www.bigbandnet.com/index.php/switched-digital-solutions.html

 

 

 

 

About BigBand Networks 

BigBand Networks, Inc. [NASDAQ: BBND] provides broadband service providers with innovative digital video networking solutions designed to make it easier to move, manage and monetize video. These solutions are based on BigBand’s video-networking platforms that are built to enable efficient and reliable delivery across a wide range of services, including digital TV, high definition TV, advanced advertising, IPTV, video-on-demand and interactive TV. BigBand Networks has done business with more than 200 customers in North America, Asia and Europe — including seven of the ten largest cable and telco service providers in North America. BigBand Networks is based in Redwood City, Calif., with offices worldwide. For additional information about the company, please call +1.650.995.5000, email [email protected] or visit www.bigbandnet.com.

 

BigBand Networks’ brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of BigBand Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

 

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited the programming potential and other potential benefits expected to be derived by customers from the use of BigBand’s SDV solution, as well as the SVA 5.0 and CVEx 2.5 products. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for BigBand’s SDV solution and SVA 5.0 and CVEx 2.5 products, design flaws in BigBand’s SDV  solution or monitoring tools, or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in BigBand’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. BigBand Networks is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.

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