Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 22-08-2013
Looking to expedite participation in the booming communications growth of the Latin American region, Grupo TV Cable Ecuador, the largest cable system operator in country, has struck a strategic alliance with Bireme Systems LLC to provide comprehensive assistance to vendors entering the Latin American market.
The two companies will offer access to their 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, and test and scale their products, services and organisational structures.
The alliance aims to achieve three major objectives: accelerate introduction and commercialisation 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; and assume a leadership role in promoting cross-operator cooperation, technology modernisation 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 capitalise 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."