North Dakota Telephone Company Chooses Optibase's MPEG-4 H.264 IPTV Solution

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Optibase Carrier-Grade Solution Provides Multi-Channel Video/Audio Services over IP

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif & HERZLIYA, Israel — Optibase, Ltd. (NASDAQ:OBAS) a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions today announced that North Dakota Telephone Company, NDTC, a telephone service provider, has selected Optibase’s carrier-grade IPTV streaming platform, MGW 5100, to deliver local television channels to its subscribers. CC&I Engineering, a leading telecommunications engineering and consulting group recommended Optibase as head-end provider for the deployment of a multi-channel digital video and audio service to homes and residences in Devils Lake, ND.

NDTC is a progressive Telco headquartered in Devils Lake, ND. It serves approximately 18,000 lines in 25 exchanges in North Dakota. Along with Polar Communications (Langdon, ND) and United Telephone Mutual Aid (Langdon, ND) NDTC is an equity partner in Dakota Video Network (DVN), an IP video headend located in Park River. NDTC plans to locally augment video/audio services available from DVN with Optibase’s head-end solution to produce H.264, MPEG-4 Part 10 compressed video/audio content. Services will be distributed over two platforms, ADSL 2+ and active FTTP networks. Television channels will be received and processed in NDTC’s Optibase headend to be aggregated with eighty television channels of content transported from Park River via Ethernet over SONET OC-48 for local distribution to NDTC customers.

“Since our inception in 1993, we have been providing our customers highly reliable quality telecom services. The addition of Optibase’s carrier grade IPTV solution will enable us to continue to do so into the future,” said Dave Dircks, General Manager of NDTC. “Optibase’s Media Gateway platforms enable us to efficiently roll out a flexible IPTV service. Our choice to include Optibase in our video/audio head-end was based on its proven experience in building reliable head-ends that meet carrier grade specifications.”

“Our Media Gateway platforms are designed to enable the flexibility of IPTV service and scale as needed,” said Adam Schadle, President of Optibase Inc. “We are thrilled to have been selected and remain committed to serving the telephone carrier marketplace with the highest quality IPTV solutions.”