San Mateo, Calif. – September 11, 2015 – Leading international cable company Liberty Global plc has made a strategic investment in Guavus, Inc., a provider of real-time big data analytics applications for operational intelligence.
Built on the proven Guavus Reflex ® operational intelligence platform, Guavus products allow cable operators to gain a holistic, cohesive view of network state and business context in real-time. It uniquely breaks down the barriers between Operational Support Systems and Business Support Systems to enable customers to more efficiently plan network capacity, improve service operations and deliver a better customer experience.
Guavus is committed to providing Multiple System Operators (MSOs) with analytics applications that break down silos of data and correlate network events with subscriber data for new innovative offerings. These big data applications provide the necessary operational intelligence to pinpoint network issues at a granular network level before they impact service levels.
Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures, comments: “Guavus offers one of the industry’s most innovative operational intelligence platforms and their suite of big data analytics applications are well deployed across service providers worldwide. We are pleased to be backing this exciting business as it embarks on the next stage of its development and couldn’t be more positive about the company’s prospects and its ability to execute.”
Anukool Lakhina, Founder and CEO of Guavus, comments: “We are thrilled to have Liberty Global not just as a customer, but also as an investor and strategic partner. This is a testament to our best in class products and innovation in the cable industry. With this partnership we will be able to accelerate our innovation and thought leadership in real time streaming analytics and continue to create industry firsts for enterprises and service providers globally.”
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading products are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at June 30, 2015. In addition, we served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points.
Liberty Global’s businesses are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), which primarily comprises our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which comprises our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Liberty Global’s consumer brands are Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR and Liberty. Our operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.
Guavus solves the world’s most complex data problems. Proven across Fortune 500 enterprises, Guavus provides a new generation of analytically powered big data applications to address specific business problems for next generation service assurance, next generation customer experience management and the Internet of Things. The products are enabled by the Guavus Reflex® operational intelligence platform, which correlates and analyzes massive petabytes of streaming and stored business, operational and sensor data from multiple, disparate source systems in real-time. The resulting “live” operational analytics deliver an end-to-end view across business operations. Guavus products make our customers more agile, competitive and profitable by transforming them into real-time, data-driven enterprises.