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GTS Central Europe launches GTS Media Line, a new solution for media distribution and contribution

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GTS Central Europe launches GTS Media Line, a new
solution for media distribution and contribution

Warsaw, April 4, 2011 – GTS Central Europe (GTS), a leading
infrastructure-based telecommunications operator and data center
services provider in Central and Eastern Europe, has launched today a
new professional solution for media distribution and contribution. The
new product, GTS Media Line, provides a media-optimized environment
for transmitting a variety of media formats including HDTV while meeting
specific media industry requirements. These include industry
standardized media-interfaces and loss-less redundancy for example.
GTS provides its own management system for the entire solution with
guaranteed service parameters as a standard element. The service can be
set up for permanent or occasional use.
“The media industry is changing rapidly and new trends such as digitalization, new digital
formats including high definition video and 3D, new production techniques and the growing
popularity of terrestrial broadband distribution are reflected in the development of our new
services,” said Milos Mastník, Vice President of Marketing at GTS. “Due to new,
increasing needs for the transmission of high definition content, the media industry is being
challenged by a growing demand for high capacity, high quality data transmission. HD
content requires at least two times the bandwidth for distribution as a standard TV
program. Media stream quality, high bandwidth flexibility and stability are the key benefits
of our new solution, and they are essential for the creation of quality media. We noticed a
significant move of media content from satellite to terrestrial transmission. GTS Media Line
is specially tailored to meet media industry requirements in the rapidly approaching era of
high definition.”
GTS Media Line service is intended for use in variety of situations. A typical application of
the service is the provision of media content transmission from contribution centers to
broadcasters with local, national and international reach. On the contribution level, it can be
used for the interconnection of production locales with studios or production companies and
the interconnection of TV studios. Another application would be the connection of TV studios
with sports stadiums, concert halls or at other locations for one-time, specific events.
The service is based on the Ethernet and incorporates the specific requirements of the
media industry both at the CPE and backbone level. It uses media-standardized interfaces,
supports a variety of formats such as SD and HD, compressed or uncompressed, offers
flexible bandwidth options from 2Mbps to 10Gbps, optional loss-less redundancy and a
guaranteed Service Level Agreement. The operation of GTS Media Line is supported by a
professional team of GTS engineers, available for consultation to create individualized
The GTS backbone network offers customers unrivalled capacity and excellent geographical
reach across the central European region including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland,
Romania and Slovakia. In other countries, the GTS Media Line service is provided in
cooperation with selected GTS group partner operators.
Press release
About GTS Group:
GTS Central Europe (GTS) is a leading provider of integrated telecommunications solutions in the countries of
Central and Eastern Europe. GTS has an extensive fibre optic network throughout the CEE region with network
extensions to such neighbouring countries and regions as Austria, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Russia, Turkey
and the Ukraine. In the CEE countries of Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, GTS has dense
metro networks which provide voice, data, IP, MPLS and broadband communication services for local business
customers as well as for telecommunication carriers, mobile operators and content providers. GTS CE was
awarded the “Best Wholesale Offering of Central and Eastern Europe” award by Capacity magazine in 2005, 2007,
2009 and 2010 In 2009, GTS generated revenues of 384.5 million EURO and had a EBITDA of 86 million EURO.
GTS is owned by a consortium of private equity investors, led by Columbia Capital and M/C Venture Partners,
US-based investors with extensive experience in the communications and technology-enabled services sectors, as
well as Innova Capital, a leading private equity group focused on Central Europe. HarbourVest Partners, Oak
Investment Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners round out the Consortium. More information is available at
More information:
Agnieszka Chrzanowska, phone: +48 22 488 8082, mobile phone: +48 695 911 072,
e-mail: agnieszka.chrzanowska@gtsce.com

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