ConteXtream to Present Comcast Case Study at TC3

ConteXtream Co-Founder Sharon Barkai and Comcast Ventures Managing Director Louis Toth to Discuss Benefits of SDN on Comcast’s Network

TC3 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--ConteXtream, a leading provider of carrier-grade network virtualization solutions, today announced its co-founder, Sharon Barkai, will be speaking with Comcast Ventures Managing Director, Louis Toth, at this year’s TC3 event, hosted by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. Barkai and Toth will be presenting a case study outlining how ConteXtream’s solution has enabled Comcast to take advantage of Software Defined Networking (SDN), resulting in improved service delivery, reduced infrastructure and operational costs and the ability to more quickly bring new services to market.

“Comcast is constantly innovating and seeking out opportunities to further enhance our customer experience,” said Louis Toth, managing director at Comcast Ventures. “ConteXtream’s solution enables us to structure our network in such a way that we can more quickly stage and roll-out new services to our customers while also reducing the costs and improving quality.”

TC3 is a two-day executive summit taking place October 1-2, 2014, featuring thought-leaders from companies which are building and maintaining the next generation of solutions for telecom and carrier networks. Last year, the Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 1,500 telecom companies and 25 fixed and wireless carriers across 40 meeting topics. TC3 is the Council’s Annual Summit which draws executives from around the globe to discover the latest in innovations for their networks.



-- Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, conceived of and began ConteXtream in 2006 after a career spent founding and managing highly successful technology companies. Before ConteXtream, he was Founder and CEO of Xeround Systems, which, by virtue of its innovative approach to performance and scalability, is a leader in the rapidly growing market for mobile subscriber databases. Prior to Xeround, Sharon was Founder and CEO of Sheer Networks. Sheer Networks developed a highly successful management system for Consumer Broadband networks which was adopted by Tier 1 Operators worldwide. Cisco Systems bought Sheer Networks in 2005. Sharon began his career in Engineering, rising to Director of Engineering at 3Com. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hebrew University, and an MSc from Colombia.
-- Louis Toth, managing director at Comcast Ventures, oversees the investing activities at Comcast Ventures and is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, coordinating due diligence efforts and assisting in the negotiation and structuring of financial terms for new portfolio investments. He focuses on technologies related to video and communications services, enterprise services and cloud/data center solutions. He also works with the management of Comcast Ventures portfolio companies on strategic, business development and operations issues, and collaborates with various Comcast business units on issues relating to new services, technologies and start-ups. He is also a member of the board of directors at ConteXtream.


-- Telco Innovation Case Study: Comcast Ventures & ConteXtream


-- October 2, 2014 from 9:40 - 10:00 a.m. PST


-- TC3 2014 will take place at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, California 94043


About ConteXtream

ConteXtream is a privately held software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Carrier-SDN dynamically and elastically connects subscribers to services and enables carriers to leverage standard, low-cost server hardware and hypervisors to virtualize functions and services, while replacing costly purpose-built proprietary systems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Investments. For additional information, visit


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Lisette Rauwendaal, 408-727-0351