Boston – The Cable Show – May 21, 2012 – Guavus Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to make intelligent and timely decisions, announced the creation of its Cable Advisory Board with anchor members Sudhir Ispahani and Marwan Fawaz. Ispahani and Fawaz are former CTOs of Liberty Global and Charter Communications, respectively, and will advise Guavus on matters pertaining to how cable operators can best leverage big data analytics for competitive advantage.
“Sudhir and Marwan are tremendous resources when it comes to understanding specific business problems in the cable marketplace,” said Anukool Lakhina, founder and CEO of Guavus. “They intuitively foresee innovative ways in which big data analytics can address the needs of cable operators and help us tailor solutions that deliver immediate and long-reaching ROI.”
Ispahani having served previously, as the Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Technology Board for Liberty Global Europe, United Pan European Communications and Chello Broadband where he was responsible for the strategic technology roadmap and implementation of triple play services serving over 15 million subscribers across Liberty and its affiliated subsidiaries. Ispahani was the first founding President of EuroCableLabs, the center for vendor testing/certification, emerging technology testing and technology standards development for digital broadband technologies in Europe. Prior to Liberty, Ispahani served as Executive Director at MCI (WorldCom) where he pioneered many new and innovative approaches to effectiveness and efficiencies in managing MCI’s network engineering, IT and Operations organizations.
From 2006-2011 Marwan Fawaz served as executive vice president of strategy and CTO of Charter Communications, a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Prior to Charter, Fawaz was CTO of Adelphia Communications Corporation, America’s fifth largest cable company before its assets were acquired by Comcast and Time Warner. Fawaz also served as a technology analyst for Vulcan, Inc.
“Cable companies have morphed into hubs for total connectivity,” said Ispahani. “It’s no longer just about TV and Pay-Per-View. It’s about fast and seamless access to cloud providers such as NetFlix and Hulu, pristine voice communications and simultaneous Internet connectivity across multiple devices in a household or business. This creates a wealth of usage data that operators have to leverage if they want to remain profitable. With its innovative solution for continuously analyzing and fusing multiple data streams in motion, Guavus can answer this call.”
Sudhir and I both recognize Guavus’s unique value proposition for cable operators,” said Fawaz. “Guavus stands out for its comprehensive approach to streaming big data analytics, a complete platform with an integrated suite of applications based on industry-specific use cases that enable customers to make timely businesses decisions based on analytical information that was previously not available to them. The Cable Advisory Board will help ensure that applications designed for the cable industry consistently enable key decision makers to easily and rapidly access analytics insight for more effective revenue generation.”
Founded in June 2006, Guavus has been built from the ground up to unlock the value of operational, sensor and network generated big data and reduce the economic and technology risk associated with deploying a traditional business intelligence solution. Guavus big data analytics solutions, which are based on pioneering patent-pending technology, include the Guavus Reflex ™ platform integrated with a suite of analytics applications that enable intelligent and timely decision-making. Two of the top three mobile operators and backbone carriers in the United States utilize Guavus big data analytics solutions to control costs, maximize profits and deliver an enhanced end-to-end customer experience. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, CA with research and development offices in Gurgaon and Ahmedabad, India. For more information please visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
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