Nevion Announces Growth in Product Development, Global Presence

Nevion announced this week the results of increased company investment. Nevion will accelerate its development schedule and undergo significant growth in its sales organization.

Oddbjørn Bergem, Nevion’s CEO, also announced changes in the company’s structure. Two divisions, each led by longtime Nevion executives, serve Nevion’s core markets. The Media Networks division, led by Eugene Keane, serves the needs of service providers and government entities, providing video transport and management through the Ventura platform. Broadcast Technology, headed by Thomas Heinzer, delivers integrated, broad-based video transport, routing and processing solutions to broadcasters, primarily through Nevion’s Flashlink and VikinX product lines. Video services management is integrated across both divisions. Video services management ensures delivery on Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitments through software management of provisioning, connection management, analytics, inventory and network performance. Specialized solutions for government will also be offered by both divisions.

“Focusing our product development and sales efforts specific to these areas makes sense from every perspective, and allows us to more effectively serve our global markets,” says Bergem. “This structure offers us the opportunity to build even stronger relationships with our customers and partners.”

Nevion builds on its Asia presence with expansion in Beijing, China, supporting its existing Singapore base of Asia Pacific operations. Numerous sales appointments have been made in key regions and market verticals. In addition to new leaders in South America and China, experts in the government sector and channel sales have joined the company over the past year. A new development office in the UK augments the company’s engineering resources in the Media Networks division.

As part of this expansion, Nevion has appointed of Cui Limin as chief representative of Nevion China. Reporting to Joel Lam, managing director of Nevion Asia, Cui will head up Nevion’s new office in Beijing, China, working closely with Nevion’s local partners.
Before joining Nevion, Cui spent over seven years at Kokusai Seika, a Japanese systems integrator for the digital TV and broadcast industry. As chief representative of the company’s Beijing office since 2003, she was responsible for managing the office, as well as planning and implementing a sales strategy. She has developed close relationships with China Central Television (CCTV) and more than 30 provincial TV stations throughout the country.

“China has been a key market for us in Asia and now we’re growing our presence and reinforcing our commitment there with the opening of a new Beijing office,” says Lam. “Limin’s experience makes her the perfect candidate to spearhead our sales activities and add value to our customers in China. Her knowledge of the broadcast industry will enable customers to migrate to the latest HD, optical networking and JPEG 2000 technologies in the most cost-effective way possible.”

Nevion’s customers include broadcasters such as CCTV, and service providers such as China Unicom and PCCW. For last year’s 16th Asian Games, 12 different solutions from Nevion’s Flashlink product line were used to transport video from 53 competition venues in and around Guangzhou province.