Roundup: Pay-TV, LIME, NEC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pay-TV services in Costa Rica are expected to generate revenues of US$1.52bn during the 2010-15 period, according to a recent study by Signals Telecom Consulting.

According to the study, the pay-TV market in Central America is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.82% during the period.

Signals also said that pay-TV operators in Central America will generate revenues of over US$1.5bn in 2015, due to the increasing number of players in the market.

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Caribbean multiservice provider LIME has implemented a technological platform for data warehouse and integration developed by US corporate solutions provider Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), the latter said in a statement.

Under the project, Informatica has deployed its Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Edition with High Availability and Enterprise Grid options.

The Informatica platform provides corporations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets, according to the company.


The Brazilian unit of Japanese company NEC has finished the initial phase of a traceability project, using RFID technology, at the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, NEC said in a statement.

The solution is customized according to hospital requirements, and in this first phase of implementation NEC installed the temperature control system of refrigerators and the location tracking for a pilot set of 500 pieces of medical equipment. It operates through the hospital's wireless network using the infrastructure that was also previously implemented by NEC.

In the second phase of the project, which will be started in 2010, the tracking system will be expanded to other assets of the institution to better manage the flow of patient care procedures, NEC added.