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Grupo TV Cable, Bireme Systems Forge Strategic Alliance To Drive Cable and Service Provider Industry Growth in Latin America

August 19, 2013

QUITO, Ecuador and NORTH SALEM, N.H., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Grupo TV Cable Ecuador, the largest cable system operator in Ecuador and a founding member of the TEPAL consortium, and Bireme Systems LLC today announced a strategic alliance to provide comprehensive assistance to vendors entering the Latin American market.

The two companies will offer key capabilities; executive and operational relationships with Cable, Wireless, Wired and DTH operators; technical guidance and a testing infrastructure to enable new and existing entrants to the Latin America market to introduce; homologate; test and scale their products, services and organizational structures to enable expedited participation in the unprecedented growth of the Latin American region.

Grupo TV Cable and Bireme Systems will leverage their experience in working with key innovators, vendors and systems integrators to develop, implement and scale their capabilities in Ecuador and other countries. The alliance is aimed at three major objectives:

    --  Accelerate introduction and commercialization of technology in Latin
        America;
    --  Provide operators and vendors with a flexible and strategic forum for
        cooperation in key areas such as innovation, targeted investments and
        scale;
    --  Assume a leadership role in promoting cross-operator cooperation,
        technology modernization and ubiquitous services in Ecuador and across
        alliances in the region.

“As the fastest growing region in terms of communications equipment, software and services, Latin America represents a tremendous market opportunity,” said George Kassas, founder and CEO of Bireme Systems. “Bireme Systems and Grupo TV Cable have the expertise and market insight to help the vendor community to capitalize on the 750 million smart devices already in the market, and to introduce new technology, content, and smart capabilities.”

“Prior to founding Bireme, George Kassas was instrumental in helping drive the growth of VoIP services with Grupo TV Cable and throughout Latin America.” said Jorge Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Grupo TV Cable. “Our relationship with Bireme is designed to use our combined skills to help operators and vendors grow businesses, deepen customer relationships and create key competitive advantages.”

About Grupo TV Cable Ecuador

Grupo TV Cable Ecuador is the country’s largest services provider funded 100% with Ecuadorian capital to provide multimedia services, telephony, and high speed Internet throughout the country’s major cities. TV Cable Ecuador was established in 1987 and currently operates in more than 20 cities with dominant presence in the capital Quito, the country’s commercial hub Guayaquil and anchor cities such as Cuenca, Salinas, Ambato, Riobamba, Ibarra, Tulcan, Portoviejo and Manta. The Group owns and operates affiliates in the TV and high speed Internet sectors – TV Cable; Telephony sector – SETEL; and provides wireless WIMAX capabilities to businesses and enterprises.

About Bireme Systems

Bireme Systems LLC is a boutique advisory and strategic planning firm focused on Latin America. Based in N. Salem, NH with affiliations and presence in Miami, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. The firm helps clients to successfully design, develop, execute and enable their products and services for Latin America. For further information, please contact George Kassas at george@biremesystems.com or call at +1508-523-4432.

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Source: PR Newswire