Silicon Graphics (SGI) today launched the UK arm of its European Telecommunications and Media Industry Group. The group was established in June in response to the convergence of the telecomms and cable media industries.
SGI is pushing its experience in the digital entertainment business to provide a range of services for telcos that are branching out into broadcasting and content delivery.
Among the products are video streaming and email services, data warehousing, and billing and customer care.
Across Europe, the unit boasts a 120-strong workforce and is headed up by Pieter Dujist, an SGI telecomms veteran. The company hopes the telecomms industry will represent half of its European business by 2007.
Among the group's goals are development of a range of systems for billing, decision support, and customer care functions. It will also use its experience on multimedia projects, such as animation, to help broadcasters create slick content for their channels.
The services will be based around SGI?s range of departmental and supercomputer systems, plus specialist software such as the Webforce Mediabase video streaming product, and Streamcaste, which is aimed at ISPs. Streamcaster is aimed at companies requiring real time delivery of video and audio.
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