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ABI Research: Siemens Leads the Field in IPTV Middleware Vendors


Boca Raton, Fla., Oct 20, 2006 - Siemens Networks LLC has been ranked at the top of the latest ABI Research Vendor Matrix. ABI developed the Vendor Matrix as an analytical tool to give clarity and understanding of vendors’ positions in the IPTV market. The criteria used to assess individual company’s significance and rank was based on two primary categories: innovation and implementation.

For this particular matrix, under innovation, ABI Research examined breadth of services/functions supported by the company’s solution, its interoperability with other solutions, the company’s technology partners, and the scalability of the solution.

Under implementation, ABI Research scrutinized the following criteria: the strength of the company’s customer base, brand identification, sales channels, regional/key market diversity, and its ability to package the solution in a broader end-to-end offering.

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Background information

Under the name “SURPASS Home Entertainment,” Siemens supplies a proven best-of-breed IPTV solution, deployed by more broadband service providers than any other IPTV software solution today. Siemens was the first in the world to implement such commercial turnkey solutions for carriers and service providers in Europe and Asia and had its first U.S. deployment in 2000. It is the solution of choice for more than 85 operators worldwide. The SURPASS Home Entertainment solution from Siemens is based on the leading and proven IPTV middleware from Myrio Corporation, a Siemens company. The award-winning IPTV platform from Siemens is rounded out by software components for encryption and content protection, a video on demand server, a TV Headend, and set-top boxes. Siemens has bundled these various elements in an end-to-end solution that ensures smooth interaction of all components and minimizes the costs and effort of implementation and the risks for the carrier.

About Siemens Networks LLC

Siemens Networks LLC1 engages in a dialog with its customers to create trendsetting communications solutions that help network operators and service providers achieve their business goals. Siemens Networks contributes its innovative strength, worldwide experience and unsurpassed implementation expertise in all areas of voice and data communications. As an innovation leader, Siemens Networks delivers customer value today and prepares customers for tomorrow with trendsetting solutions. Siemens Networks is a fully owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. More about Siemens Networks at


1Siemens Networks will merge into a 50-50 joint venture with the Nokia Networks Business Group, creating a telecommunications powerhouse that will be called Nokia Siemens Networks. The new company will be a global communications leader with strong positions in important growth segments of the fixed and mobile network infrastructure and services, featuring a world-class fixed-mobile convergence capability. The new company Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to start operations by January 1, 2007, subject to customary regulatory approvals, the completion of standard closing conditions, and the agreement of a number of detailed implementation steps.

Note: Siemens and SURPASS are registered trademarks of Siemens AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens management. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “should,” and “project” are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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