Dakota Central Picks Optibase

DakTel Communications has selected Optibase's carrier-grade TV streaming platform, the Media Gateway 5100 for next-gen services

May 6, 2004

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HERZLIYA, Israel -- Optibase, Ltd.(NASDAQ:OBAS) today announced that its carrier-grade TV streaming platform,the Media Gateway 5100, has been selected by Dakota CentralTelecommunications’ (DCT) subsidiary, DakTel Communications, to enable nextgeneration services to its subscribers in Jamestown, North Dakota.DCT provides traditional Cable TV to eight communities and operates awireless Multichannel-Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) video system inNorth Dakota. DCT, which plans to stream digital TV channels, Music channelsand High Definition channels, chose to utilize Optibase’s MGW 5100 Carriergrade streaming platform based on a recommendation by Martin Group, aleading engineering and consulting group in the area of telecommunications.Martin Group evaluated a variety of solutions in the market and recommendedOptibase because the MGW 5100 is an end-to-end solution, easily operatedwith low maintenance costs.

The initial Fiber To The Home (FTTH) project was spurred by DCT selectingMartin Group to prepare the complex application for a Rural Utility Service(RUS) Broadband Loan. Martin Group completed the final design and stakingprocess as well. “Martin Group delivered feasibility studies evaluatingtechnology alternatives and identified the right solution specifically forour business requirements,” said Keith Larson, general manager and CEO ofDCT. “In selecting Optibase’s MGW 5100, Martin Group met our needs in termsof time, cost, and expertise”.

“DakTel sought a scalable solution that offers flexibility and a smoothtransition to new technologies,” said Keith Larson, DCT Communications.“Optibase’s MGW 5100 supports our strategy in offering cutting edge servicesto our customers.”“The MGW 5100 offers a high level of robustness, reliability and flexibilitythat enable any operator to provide a large variety of new services andapplications to its end users,” said Udi Shani, Americas Vice President ofthe Broadband TV Business Unit, Optibase. “We are excited to be a part ofthis innovative offering to DakTel’s subscribers”.

Optibase Ltd.

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