January 4, 2006 Austin, TX -- OnFiber Communications announced that it has designed, built, and is operating networks for NBC Universal in that company's primary production markets in New York City and Los Angeles. According to OnFiber, the overall network implementation was specifically designed to support NBC Universal's specialized broadcasting applications, related to recording and archiving video and Web content.
"When NBC first learned about OnFiber's unique approach to creating networks designed for our needs, we were intrigued," explains Darren Feher, chief technology officer of NBC Universal. "But the true test came down to performance and reliability. Throughout the entire process, OnFiber has lived up to its strong reputation, and we have been extremely pleased with the results."
OnFiber says its managed transport services are supporting many of NBC Universal's key specialized media applications, including digital news archiving. According to a press release, NBC Universal currently relies on OnFiber's connectivity to move digital video files from production spaces in New York City to its large digital tape archive in New Jersey; access to the archives is provided to NBC Universal through OnFiber's "Wavelength" service, which is based on Fibre Channel protocols.
"Because we have a solid understanding of the media and broadcasting industries, we were fully prepared to deliver a unique wavelength solution that met all the necessary requirements in a short time frame," comments Mohammad Fattah, vice president of business development for OnFiber. "By managing the high speed interconnections between NBC's corporate locations, OnFiber is directly supporting NBC's ability to run key media applications and efficiently control the vast amount of information that needs to be stored, accessed, recorded, or published."
OnFiber says the platform provided leveraged its AdaptiveBuild process, with a design incorporating the company's existing networks in the New York City and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, dark fiber from other carriers, and a newly constructed network purposely built for NBC Universal. OnFiber is the single point of contact for the entire platform. The networks have been operating as designed for more than a year, according to the release.