Akbar Associates Group Selects Prodea Systems to Power Broadband Connected Home Services throughout Pakistan

The agreement equips AAG with a cutting edge bundle of broadband value-add services for distribution through service providers in the Pakistan telecommunications market

Akbar Associates Group of Islamabad, Pakistan, announced today that it has entered into a definitive distribution agreement with Plano, TX based Prodea Systems, Inc. to deploy Prodea’s market leading broadband value-add services platform in the Pakistan marketplace.

“Akbar Associates Group is extremely excited about the opportunity to bring Prodea’s solution to the Pakistan telecommunications market”, commented Jamal Akbar Ansari, Group Chief Executive of Akbar Associates Group. “Prodea’s is the first solution we have found to be uniquely designed for service providers focused on making the broadband connected home a reality for the mass market.  Our service provider clients and their subscribers will soon benefit from an unparalleled suite of entertainment, communications, and lifestyle services, all delivered over a basic internet connection”.

Prodea’s solution, known as ROSTM, is an end-to-end managed services platform which is delivered with an “appstore” of value-add services, applications and content, catering to every age group and demographic.  Services range from video on demand and Internet TV, to security, eHealth, home automation and eLearning.  It was built from the ground up to integrate into service providers’ infrastructure and operations, enabling them to extend their brand and service bundles to new domains and service verticals.

“We are honored to work with Akbar Associates Group in bringing our connected home solution to the Pakistan market”, said Anousheh Ansari, CEO of Prodea Systems. “AAG’s strong reputation and history with telecommunications providers make them the ideal partner for us as we jointly deliver a turnkey service and technology offering through service providers in Pakistan”.

Akbar Associates Group’s associated company ‘KHL’ has extensive experience in providing the turnkey infrastructure, which brings high speed Internet to the people of Pakistan, as with the recently announced PTCL Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Project.  Mr. Ansari of Akbar Associates added, “By combining our existing core competencies in building high-speed broadband networks with Prodea’s digital lifestyle service offerings, we now are able to not only provide increased access to high quality Internet connections, but also bring the compelling content and applications that make these Internet connections entertaining, productive and relevant in people’s lives”.

AAG is expecting to begin deployments of the ROSTM solution through leading Internet service providers starting in 4th quarter of 2011.

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