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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, today announced that San Bruno Municipal Cable TV has deployed both the BigBand BME(R) (Broadband Multimedia-Service Edge) and BigBand BMR(R) (Broadband Multimedia-Service Router) system-wide. San Bruno Municipal Cable TV is using BigBand Networks' solutions to deliver its new VOD (video on- demand) service, as well as process and deliver its complete digital television line-up.

"Our 33 year history has shown us that innovative technologies, like those from BigBand Networks, are key to providing high quality, competitive services," said Tenzin Gyaltsen, cable television director, San Bruno Municipal Cable TV. "BigBand Networks' key technologies like RateShaping(R) enable us to effectively manage bandwidth, while optimizing video quality. Additionally, the BigBand BME has enabled us to quickly bring our VOD offering online, further enhancing our services."

San Bruno Municipal Cable TV offers its customers both analog and digital programming, VOD and high speed Internet access. The BigBand BMR is utilized for control of channel lineup and RateShaping, which improves the bandwidth efficiency of each program dynamically and in real time, while maintaining video quality. Also, the operator's recently announced VOD service employs the BigBand BME to connect to VOD servers, directing content to the appropriate live subscribers, while performing edge QAM modulation for compatibility with customer premise equipment.

"San Bruno Municipal Cable TV is clearly committed to providing the best cable services for its subscribers, using innovative techniques like bandwidth optimization to broaden its offerings and improve the video viewing experience," said Pirjo Tuomi, senior vice president of worldwide sales, BigBand Networks. "By deploying the BigBand BMR and BME, they are not only optimizing for today, but we believe they've put in place a system that can grow with their needs and new service offerings."

About BigBand Networks

BigBand Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data. Utilizing unique combinations of open technologies, BigBand solutions process, optimize, and deliver services such as high-speed data, VoIP, digital broadcast television, HDTV, transport of high quality video, local advertising, VOD, interactive TV and IPTV through any network. This means service providers can now cost-effectively expand revenue-generating offerings of rich content and advanced interactive services. Customers include seven of the ten largest North American cable operators, US telecommunications companies, as well as leading service providers in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Founded in 1999, BigBand Networks is based in Redwood City, CA with offices worldwide. For more information, please call 650-995-5000, email info@bigbandnet.com or visit http://www.bigbandnet.com/.

BME, BMR, RateShaping and other BigBand Networks brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of BigBand Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts: Marcos Sanchez Brian Baumley BigBand Networks Cohn & Wolfe (650) 995-5043 (212) 798-9813 marcos.sanchez@bigbandnet.combrian_baumley@cohnwolfe.com
BigBand Networks, Inc.

CONTACT: Marcos Sanchez of BigBand Networks, +1-650-995-5043,
marcos.sanchez@bigbandnet.com; or Brian Baumley of Cohn & Wolfe,
+1-212-798-9813, brian_baumley@cohnwolfe.com

Web site: http://www.bigbandnet.com/

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