Network and video quality management vendor Cheetah Technologies entered into a master purchase agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative designed to expedite the availability of Cheetah products to NCTC cable operator members.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cheetah will work with NCTC member companies to create and deploy solutions incorporating the vendor's products and solutions to manage the HFC network from source to subscriber by proactively monitoring the physical network elements.
"As new services are introduced to meet consumer expectations, operators of all sizes are recognizing the need to provide superior quality of experience," Cheetah vice president of sales Dave Baranski said in a statement. "By working together with NCTC, we're able to gain greater visibility into the needs of member operators, and to provide them with both the products and the pricing predictability they require."
Lenexa, Kan.-based NCTC is a not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for nearly 1,000 member cable systems operators, representing about 27 million subscribers.
Cheetah Technologies is a privately held company owned by two Pittsburgh-based investment firms, The Hawthorne Group and Rosetta Capital.