Former European DoCoMo i-mode Executive to Lead Rapid Expansion of Japanese IPTV/VOD Market
Tokyo, Japan - May 24, 2006 - Streaming21, Inc., a leader in broadcast -quality media streaming solutions, today announced the new appointment of Yoshimasa Miyake as General Manager, Japan. In his new role, Miyake will be in charge of Streaming21's sales, support and project management team in Japan. His primary focus is to further strengthen Streaming21's leadership position in IPTV/VOD market, and explore new business opportunities for emerging fixed mobile convergence in Japan.
Miyake is a proven executive with substantial expertise in high -tech environments in Europe and Asia Pacific. He has over 17 years of solid business development, sales and technical experiences in the mobile and broadband industries.
"Japan represents a key growth region for Streaming21. Miyake's strong leadership and vast experience in the Japanese broadband & mobile industries will be invaluable assets for Streaming21 to establish trusted, long -term strategic relationships with local telcos and broadband service providers. We are excited to have Miyake -san join our management team, and we are confident in his ability to duplicate his prior success at Streaming21," said Dr. Joe Lin, President and CEO of Streaming21.
Prior to joining Streaming21, Miyake was the Vice President and Managing Director of DoCoMo i -mode Europe B.V., where he led a team of highly intelligent professionals to provide European mobile operators with consultancy services of NTT DoCoMo's "i -mode", which is the world's most popular mobile internet service. During his tenure at DoCoMo i -mode Europe, he also successfully launched the DoCoMo Handset Test Center and soon became the head of the operations division.
Prior to joining NTT DoCoMo, Miyake served as Director of Datacenter Business in Japan at Level 3 (NASDAQ: LVLT), an international communications and information services company, which owns one of the largest communications and Internet backbones in the world. Before that, he spent 11 years with Mitsubishi Corporation, where he accomplished numerous IT and telecommunication projects in Asia, including Japan, Hong Kong and China. He also led successful IC card implementation project for Beijing Municipal Government, together with the partner, NTT Data Communication.
Mr. Miyake received his BE and ME degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.
Streaming21's broadcast and media -on -demand software solutions deliver broadcast -quality video and audio over IP networks. Streaming21 is recognized as the "winner of 2005 Red Herring Asia Top 100 companies" recently. Built upon a revolutionary architecture, for which nine patents have been filed. Streaming21's solution enables the deployment of rich -media services with carrier -class scalability, 24/7 operations, and broadcast -quality delivery. The solution uses open standard hardware to lower the total cost of the solution and its software is optimized to support more users and media files with fewer servers as well as less storage, and personnel. The platform is open and flexible to readily integrate value -added services. To learn more about Streaming21's solutions and industry leading partners, please call +886 -2 -2500 -0680 or visit www.streaming21.com.