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Anritsu, a leading worldwide provider of testing, monitoring and management solutions for advanced and converged networks, has announced that Bitè Lithuania, one of the biggest international telecommunications groups in the Baltic region, has accepted the delivery of a MasterClaw network and service monitoring system for Bitè's GSM/GPRS/UMTS networks in Lithuania and Latvia. The state-of-the art solution includes solution areas such as troubleshooting, network and service quality monitoring as well as partner monitoring of IP services, roaming and interconnect traffic.

The MasterClaw implementation includes collection and reporting of powerful Key Performance Indicators to assist Bitè to better monitor and analyze the increasing amount of data traffic in their GSM/GPRS/UMTS networks, and centralized troubleshooting applications enabling proactive identification and isolation of potential network or service problems across the various mobile 2G, 2.5G and 3G network technologies .

"Customer satisfaction and high service quality are the cornerstones in our strategy to become the best Baltic wireless operator. We have deployed Anritsu's MasterClaw system to get a systematic understanding of the service quality offered to our customers on the Bitè networks in Lithuania and Latvia. The solution also enables us to seamlessly troubleshoot detected network anomalies in our GSM/GPRS/UMTS network" said Ricardas Brazenas, Technical  Director, Bitè Group. "We initially trialled the MasterClaw solution during the first half of 2007; based on the experiences from this trial, we have through close partnership with Anritsu defined the final solution that meets our needs."

"Equipment vendor independent monitoring of the network and service performance is critical to ensure high end-to-end service quality for Bitè Lithuania's subscribers" said Emanuela Speranza, VP Sales EMEA. "With MasterClaw, we will also help Bitè Lithuania with traffic analysis and performance statistics on roaming traffic to other operators and third party content providers to ensure maximum return of investment for Bitè by optimizing the value chain management, while securing the service experienced by Bite's end users."

MasterClaw is part of a comprehensive suite of monitoring and testing solutions from Anritsu, that empower wireless and wireline operators and service providers to make better decisions for increasing revenue and user satisfaction from networks. The portfolio includes MasterClaw, Compass Wireless, a performance analysis application for deploying and optimizing the access network as well as NetClaw, an advanced network and service performance analyzer for NGN, 2.5G and 3G networks.

ip.access, a specialist in femtocell and picocell technologies, has announced that Cisco has made a strategic investment in the company. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Already cash-positive with its existing 2G picocell business, ip.access has secured funding from an array of industry supporters for its breakthrough Oyster 3G femtocell, which is currently in trials with major mobile network operators globally. Existing ip.access investors include Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC and Motorola Ventures.

Building on ip.access' unique experience in cellular-over-IP technology, the Oyster 3G femtocell is a low-power wireless access point which plugs into a residential broadband DSL or cable connection to deliver a 3G mobile phone signal indoors. With operators increasingly seeking to exploit the benefits of all-IP networks, femtocells are a natural choice for delivering cost-effective 3G coverage and high-speed data capacity to mobile phone users at home. Analysts are predicting a huge market for femtocells: a recent report from IDATE forecasts that 10 million UMTS femtocells will ship worldwide in 2010, rising to 18 million in 2011.

Operators plan to integrate femtocell technology within residential gateways and set-top boxes, such as those offered by Cisco's consumer products business. These integrated products will help enable fixed broadband and mobile services to be bundled together. They will also ultimately help enable mobile phones to better communicate with PCs, TVs and other devices in the ‘Connected Home' - for example, a slideshow of photos captured on a camera phone could be displayed on a TV set.

"We are delighted to have Cisco as an investor," said Stephen Mallinson, CEO of ip.access. "As the worldwide leader in Internet Protocol-based networks, Cisco brings complementary skills and experience to address the needs of operator and consumer customers."

ip.access' 2G picocells are already deployed in more than 30 live networks around the world. The company was recently selected as a Red Herring 100 Global Award winner. It also won numerous awards during 2007 for its Oyster 3G femtocell technology, including a Global Mobile award for ‘Best Radio Access Product', Light Reading's ‘Leading Light' Award for ‘Best New Product from a Private Company', and a World Communication Award for ‘Best Technology Foresight'.

ip.access will be demonstrating the capabilities of the Oyster 3G femtocell at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 11-14 February 2008.

Comverse, a supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, has announced that Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, went live with the Comverse Real-Time Billing Solution to serve MTS' subscriber base.

"Upon evaluation of the Comverse Real-Time Billing Solution, it made good business sense to deploy a comprehensive system that fulfils our billing needs while strengthening our marketing strategies," said Mikhail Shamolin, vice president and director at MTS Russia. "Now that we've completed a smooth migration to the Comverse system, we're ready to meet all requirements for future growth while delivering the highest level of services to our subscribers."

The Comverse Real-Time Billing (RTB) Solution serves as a real-time marketing engine for mobile operators by offering advanced personalisation capabilities, à la carte service plan customisation, and usage-driven automated marketing promotions to enable operators to increase revenues, profitability and subscriber loyalty. The solution provides operators with the ability to quickly create and launch service offerings to both broad and targeted market segments while simultaneously providing end-user empowerment through self-directed offers.

 "Our wealth of expertise and extensive track record position us well for this expansive billing deployment in Russia with MTS, the country's largest mobile operator," said Benny Einhorn, president of Comverse EMEA. "This particular deployment in MTS speaks well to the growing awareness by operators of the advantages of leveraging sophisticated marketing capabilities to realise revenue potential by using the advanced Comverse Real-Time Billing." 

Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying T-2 Slovenia, the country's leading IPTV and Internet service alternative provider, with a high-speed mobile network that will allow the operator to offer new top-quality multimedia and data services.

The deal marks the first commercial implementation in Europe of a pioneering Internet High Speed Packet Access (I-HSPA) flat architecture solution from Nokia Siemens Networks.

Also, with the current project, T-2 entered the mobile telecommunication market with a plan to expand its present customer base and attract new users.

Nokia Siemens Networks will set up a complete 3G network based on Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology, with a full range of solutions that allow data transfers at very high speeds in both directions - to the user and from the user.

The project is already in a "friendly user phase," with about 1,000 subscribers taking part in the trial.

Included in the deal is the MSC Server mobile softswitching solution with VoIP server functionality, as well as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which will enable T2 Slovenia to introduce new IP-based voice and multimedia services. The contract also covers planning and implementation services, a top-of-the-class network and service management system as well as the actual operation of the network by Nokia Siemens Networks.

The system features the Internet Protocol-based solution called Internet-HSPA, the new technological milestone pioneered by Nokia Siemens Networks and designed for heavy data and rich multimedia usage over the wireless network. Thanks to its simplified flat architecture, the new network is ready to offer the end user a full mobility of data services, improved multimedia, gaming, web browsing and email service experience.

"We at T-2 have been firmly committed to delivering top quality IP-based services to our customers," said Matevz Turk, T-2 CEO. "Thanks to Nokia Siemens Networks and their innovative flat-architecture network solutions we are able to move into a new field and offer new outstanding mobile services to our subscribers".

"We are very proud to announce the first commercial implementation of Nokia Siemens Networks Internet HSPA solution in Europe," said Hans-Jürgen Bill, Head of the West South Europe region at Nokia Siemens Networks. "This landmark project with T-2 Slovenia is another proof of our leading position among telecommunications solution and infrastructure vendors for the mobile market in Slovenia as well as all of Europe."

Martin Dawes Systems, a provider of billing, customer care and revenue assurance solutions, has today announced its appointment as a supplier to UK mobile operator O2 of billing systems for O2 business, corporate and SME subscribers.

This follows the successful implementation of an upgraded billing system based on the company's dise3G solution.  Martin Dawes Systems will work with O2 on developing new software features and functionality to continue to deliver improvements in billing & CRM functionality.

Dewi Thomas, Managing Director, Martin Dawes Systems said: "This confirmation of the strategic nature of our relationship cements the close ties between our two organizations and highlights O2's ongoing commitment to the highest standards of service for its valued business customers.  Now that we have successfully concluded the implementation, the system will help O2 maintain their deserved reputation for service quality excellence, as well as deliver the flexibility needed to support new service innovations."

"O2 (UK) will benefit from how we develop and enhance the platform as an integrated end-to-end solution for managing and growing customer revenue," Thomas added.

The recently completed project involved the implementation of the latest version of dise3G software for use by over 2000 end-users in customer care, sales and marketing among other areas.  O2 UK had previously operated a very early "green screen" version of the dise software.

The new GUI system transforms how the software is used in the business.  For example, dise3G provides the flexibility to support a wider variety of marketing initiatives including price promotions and service bundling.  Customer care and marketing end-users benefit from an interface that makes it much easier to interpret a customer's relationship with O2. 

By replacing the older system with dise3G, O2 also can choose to utilise newly-developed capabilities for managing convergent services, and explore more self-service account management options.  The new system is much more scalable and resilient, running in a single environment and therefore delivering further operational efficiencies to O2.

iBasis, a KPN affiliate, and TDC, the leading telecommunications company in Denmark, have announced that the companies have reached an agreement that will make iBasis the exclusive provider of international voice services for TDC for a five-year period.  iBasis will pay TDC approximately $10 million in cash, while the outsourcing arrangement is expected to generate approximately $80 million in new annual revenue for iBasis.  TDC will become a preferred partner for terminating iBasis traffic into the Nordic region.  Other financial details of the agreement are undisclosed.

The outsourcing arrangement closely follows iBasis' transaction with Royal KPN, N.V. in October 2007, which resulted in the acquisition of KPN Global Carrier Services by iBasis, effectively outsourcing KPN's international voice business to iBasis.  Combining KPN Global Carrier Services with iBasis has enabled iBasis to become a leading platform for international voice outsourcing by giving the company far greater scale, advanced features for mobile traffic, and a more complete premium quality product portfolio.

Upon completion of the agreement, which is pending consent from competition authorities, iBasis will acquire the voice-related assets, contracts, office rental and employees of TDC subsidiary TDC Carrier Services U.S., which will be fully integrated into iBasis. Approximately 130 non-Nordic international wholesale voice customers, as well as all of TDC's interconnection and bilateral agreements for inbound and outbound international phone calls will be transferred to iBasis. TDC will maintain its Nordic customer base and its pan-Nordic reach, and will benefit from becoming iBasis' preferred partner for termination of international traffic throughout the Nordic region.


The agreement affects approximately two billion international voice minutes annually including captive outbound traffic from TDC's retail services to non-Nordic destinations and inbound and transit traffic from non-Nordic countries. According to Telegeography 2007, approximately eight billion minutes of international voice traffic flow in and out of the Nordic region annually.

Intense competition in telecommunications is driving carriers worldwide to focus their resources on the implementation of innovative technologies and the development of compelling services that are highly valued by their consumer customers. TDC continues to invest massively in IT and fixed and mobile network technologies to deliver the highest quality TV, telephony, and broadband services in Denmark and through its subsidiaries in other Nordic countries. The convergence of network technologies and services provides TDC exciting market opportunities and requires increased focused on the development of consumer and business services.

"TDC has always been committed to delivering the highest quality of service for our fixed and mobile customers. The most efficient way for us to continue to provide reliable, high quality international voice services while addressing innovative technology initiatives such as fixed/mobile convergence is to establish a strategic partnership with a wholesale partner that specializes in outsourcing international voice services," said Ole Hvelplund, COO, TDC Wholesale. "We selected iBasis as the most qualified carrier, due to its focus on international voice, its expertise in IP, and particularly its combination with KPN Global Carrier Services."

 "Carriers are increasingly recognizing that they can focus more effectively on meeting the challenges and opportunities of their core retail business by outsourcing the commoditized international voice business to specialized wholesale providers like iBasis," said Ofer Gneezy, president and CEO of iBasis. "Unlike most wholesale providers, international voice is our core business, and because of the efficiencies of scale we're able to leverage, iBasis is uniquely positioned to be the outsource solution for incumbent carriers like TDC."

The agreement, which is subject to the approval of relevant competition authorities, is expected to close in Q1 2008. Until the agreement is officially completed, the companies will continue to conduct business independently.

The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced the finalists for the Mobile Innovation Global Awards, along with the headline keynotes for the Mobile Innovation Marketplace at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona between February 11th and 12th.

Jim Balsillie, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Research In Motion (RIM), and Charles Leadbeater, a leading authority on innovation and creativity and author of ‘We-think: the power of mass creativity', will be keynote speakers at the GSMA's Mobile Innovation Marketplace in Barcelona. The GSMA's Mobile Innovation Marketplace, launched in 2007, is designed to help the thousands of small and medium-sized companies developing innovative mobile products and services reach mobile operators and bring their innovations to end-users.

Mr. Balsillie, who has held the position of Co-CEO at RIM since 1992 and who's been a major force behind the success of the company and its flagship BlackBerryÒ wireless solution, and Charles Leadbeater, who has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy, will talk about how the mobile industry should encourage and leverage innovative ideas, solutions and products ahead of presentations by the top finalists at the Mobile Innovation Global Awards.

"With such high calibre and experienced business thought leaders kicking-off the Mobile Innovation Marketplace sessions in Barcelona, we hope to trigger lively discussions and debate focused on how new mobile products and services are developed and brought to market successfully," said Bill Gajda, Chief Commercial Officer of the GSMA. "The Marketplace also offers innovators with an opportunity to pitch their ideas to decision makers as well as get the level of exposure they need in front of senior executives within the mobile operator community."

The Mobile Innovation Marketplace, which is being sponsored by Ericsson and FierceWireless, will also include a ‘speed dating' session, whereby twenty-five shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to present their innovations to operators and potential investors. Other activity includes a panel session entitled ‘Breaking Down the Barriers - exploring the realities of bringing innovation to market', which will include speakers such as Dr. Yeon-Hak Kim, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer of KTF, and other representatives from leading industry innovators and global venture capitalists.

The Mobile Innovation Global Awards were created by the GSMA as part of the Mobile Innovation Marketplace to encourage breakthrough technology, applications and services in the mobile industry by bringing together smaller companies developing innovative mobile products, industry investors and mobile operators.

Ahead of the Mobile Innovation Marketplace in Barcelona, innovators were invited to submit an application in one of five categories, which were reviewed by senior executives from mobile operators and venture capitalists. Two finalists in each category have been chosen to pitch their products and services to an expert judging panel at the Marketplace on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February. A winner from each category will be presented at the event, with one Overall Mobile Innovation Global Award winner being presented at the Global Mobile Awards 2008 Gala Dinner at the National Palace in Barcelona on the evening of Tuesday February 12th. The ten finalists for the Mobile Innovation Global awards are:


Most Innovative Wireless Device-centric Technology
·        Inside Contactless, France

  • Vuzix Corporation, UK


Most Innovative Carrier Infrastructure or Platform
·        Flexenclosure, Sweden

  • Xtract, Finland


Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market
·        GestureTek, Canada

  • Wyless, UK


Most innovative Consumer Application or Service
·        Tagattitude, France

  • Valimo Wireless, Finland


Most Innovative ‘True Mobile Start-Up'
·        Audience, USA

  • uLocate Communications, USA

Amobee Media Systems has announced its selection by Vodafone Italia to offer ad-funded mobile video content to the operator's 29.1 million Italian customers.
 
The service, called FreeVideo, allows Vodafone Italia UMTS users to access a wide range of high-quality, local and branded video content for free in return for receiving relevant commercial messages from major brands. Two of the first brands to sign up to the service are the charity group ActionAid and the global media company RCS Media Group.
 
Amobee is providing the centralised ad-server to seamlessly integrate relevant and dynamic commercial messages. This service closely follows Amobee's recent announcements with Vodafone in Spain, Greece and the Czech Republic, in which the company is enabling ad-funded peer-to-peer SMS and games as well as advertising on Vodafone Live!
 
Amobee and Vodafone Italia have brought together a set of partners to enable the launch of FreeVideo. QuickPlay Media, a world leader in the management and delivery of mobile TV and video services, is powering streaming video content with its OpenVideo service delivery platform. QuickPlay is also enabling dynamic real-time stitching of ads provided by the Amobee platform and FreeVideo content.
 
Dada's advertising agency Dada Ad is responsible for recruiting and managing the relationship with advertisers aiming to run rich-media, tactical campaigns on mobile. Dada Ad has been successfully selling mobile campaigns for Vodafone Italia since March 2007.
 
UMTS users with a video-enabled handset can opt-in to watch free news, sport, comedy and music clips from media brands such as e-Class, Dorna and Digital Magics. Amobee instantly processes the user's profile and contextual information and selects a relevant "pre-roll'" video ad, followed by the video content and then a "post-roll'" ad.
 
Zohar Levkovitz, CEO of Amobee commented, "We've been rolling out new and exciting mobile advertising deals with Vodafone across Europe. Vodafone Italy is the latest step in a very successful relationship. Ad-funded video services enable operators to develop a new revenue opportunity as brands make use of mobile as a channel to reach audiences. It also allows users to watch mobile video for free. Vodafone is really making great strides in maximising the potential of this."

Momail has announced the successful closure of its first round of funding, valued at SEK 35 million ($5.4 million). Investors are said to include institutions such as the Swedish 6th Pension Fund and Bonnier Invest, as well as individual investors from Sweden, England, Russia and South Africa.

"We are grateful and proud of our investor's confidence despite uncertainties in the financial markets. As mobile email is a quickly growing segment of the market, and Momail offers a unique and easy solution for this market with its patented in-house server-side technology, the company attracts many interested parties in the market," says Roger Grönberg, CEO of Momail.

"The new funding will enable Momail to expand into new markets as well as to further enhance product development to make Momail even easier to use for the delivery of email, pictures, documents and other digital content via mobile handsets. Not only do we continue to experience ever greater numbers of consumers becoming avid Momail users, but we have also received strong interest from, operators, ISP's and communities around the world for partnership opportunities so that they can also offer Momail's market leading mobile email solution to their customers," says Roger Grönberg.

Momail's MMOPE (Mobile Message Optimization and Protection Engine) technique optimizes all mobile data transmitted through its system, including attachments. This functionality speeds up data transmission, while also saving up to 99 percent of the data sent to the mobile device. Unlike most  mobile email solutions on the market today which use a special mobile client or complicated downloads, Momail leverages the built-in email support provided in most of today's mobile phones, in order to simplify the installation and use of mobile email. By using this unique approach Momail has quickly become the market leader in number of devices supported - today over 1000.

NDS, a leading provider of technology solutions for digital Pay-TV, has announced that Arcor, the second largest telecommunications provider in Germany, has selected NDS VideoGuard content protection to secure its new IPTV service. Arcor-Digital TV will initially be available in 51 German cities and communities offering digital TV and advanced entertainment services such as VOD (Video On Demand).

Operating a nationwide broadband network with a DSL subscriber base of over two million connections, Arcor, a subsidiary of leading global cellular provider Vodafone, selected VideoGuard Server, the server-based content protection solution from NDS. VideoGuard Server is specifically designed for always-on two-way networks such as DSL and digital cable. It features proven VideoGuard CA and DRM technology, now providing security in over 50 Pay-TV platforms around the world. The hardware-based security components of the solution include robust CA/DRM security in the headend for linear and on-demand services, as well as authentication and content protection in the decoder chip in the set top-box.

With more than 78.6 million smartcards deployed worldwide, NDS VideoGuard is the world‘s leading content protection technology with an unsurpassed track record in securing digital content. The advanced CA and DRM features of VideoGuard will enable Arcor to run an industry-leading digital IPTV platform capable of securely delivering digital TV and value added entertainment services. In addition, VideoGuard enables operators to efficiently roll out new advanced services such as DVR (Digital Video Recorder).

Bernd Wirnitzer, Department Director at Arcor, commented: "Its flexibility, security and cost-effectiveness made VideoGuard Server the logical choice for our new IPTV platform. We are pleased to be working with a technology partner renown for offering the most secure and reliable content protection solution available. With the commercial launch of Arcor-Digital TV, we look forward to working with NDS to develop one of Germany's most compelling entertainment offerings on a secure and flexible platform."

"We are very pleased to have been selected by Arcor and NDS looks forward to supporting the company as it develops its new IPTV service," commented Yves Padrines, Director of Business Development at NDS. He added: "Now with our third major contract in Germany and our second deployment of VideoGuard in this market in 2007 alone, NDS is proud of its role in bringing new information and entertainment services to the German marketplace."

Subex, the provider of Operations Support Systems solutions for communications service providers, has announced the release of Prevea 2.2, the latest version of its credit risk management offering that enables communications service providers to continuously assess and mitigate subscriber credit risk throughout the customer lifecycle.

Designed to help service providers achieve greater operational efficiency and a key component of the Revenue Operations Center (ROC), Prevea tracks credit risk in near real-time, prior to subscriber acquisition, ongoing usage, and recovery. Prevea builds an extensive customer profile consisting of demographics, usage patterns, payment information and other relevant customer information.

Prevea 2.2 brings out the 'true exposure' of the subscriber and enables operators to automatically track credit risk by removing the guesswork associated with the value of service utilization. It creates structures and processes for defining credit risk assessment schemes and customer-specific credit limits, allowing for alert conditions to be configured that track risk variations, such as deviations in customer behavior and payment delays/reversals.

It also raises alerts at the earliest signs of an account problem and provides workflow mechanism to aid investigation. The benefits of deploying Prevea are increased customer profitability, improved collection rates, reduced bad debts and operating costs and improved bottom-line financial performance.

Mark Nicholson , Chief Technology Officer, Subex Ltd. said, "This latest version of Prevea is designed to enable service providers to easily monitor subscriber risk and improve the bottom-line. These latest product updates make it easier for our customers to optimize their margins and become leaner and more efficient in their operations."

T-Mobile is ramping up its backhaul infrastructure in readiness for the latest generation of mobile HSDPA data services. To do so, it is deploying gateways from RAD Data Communications. The pilot phase in Germany has concluded with successful tests, and expansion based on RAD's ACE-3000 gateways is now in full swing. These gateways give T-Mobile, the mobile communication subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, the added option of connecting HSDPA-enabled NodeBs (3G base stations) via low-cost ADSL2+ lines and drawing on the services of its sister company T-Com. Equipment from RAD is also to be used in other T-Mobile networks later on.

"HSDPA needs more bandwidth. So T-Mobile wanted an economical solution to expand what are known as the 'mobile backhaul' links between base stations and radio network controllers (RNCs)," says Adolf Nadrowski, VP RAN Strategy at T-Mobile Germany. "It made sense to do without expensive E1 leased lines and, instead, access a very well-developed DSLAM infrastructure and T-Com's transport networks and buy DSL backhaul as a service."

For UMTS and HSDPA backhaul, however, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has singled out ATM as the standard technology for the time being. Ethernet-enabled mobile equipment is only gradually being introduced as a platform for packet-switched transport infrastructures.That explains why NodeB manufacturers still only supply their equipment with E1 interfaces, and not the Ethernet interfaces that they would need to connect to DSL lines. The same goes for RNCs, which still feature STM-1 interfaces and, therefore, remain ATM devices.

"We rank as a pioneer in the field of pseudowire technology. This order from T-Mobile thus comes as powerful confirmation that we are on the right track," notes Volker Bendzuweit, Managing Director of RAD Data Communications GmbH. "In the phase where conventional telecommunication technologies are giving way to dedicated packet-switched infrastructures, there is vast potential for strategies that use virtual lines to emulate services."

Pseudowire Technology
To enable ATM services (E1 UNI or STM-1 UNI) to be emulated over packet-switched services (Ethernet/MPLS/IP), gateways in the ACE-3000 series employs ATM PWE3 (pseudowire emulation edge-to-edge). The RAD gateways use pseudowire technology between NodeBs (i.e. HSDPA base stations) and RNCs (Radio Network Controllers) to emulate ATM tunnels through Ethernet networks. By doing so, they enable backhaul resources to be allocated at low cost - and facilitate delivery of the latest 3G services.

Telenity, a leading provider of next generation converged services platforms and applications for communications networks, announced today that Nawras, the second leading operator in Oman, has selected Telenity's next generation video-enabled Canvas CoolRings, Personalized Audio and Video Ringback Tone Application and several other converged value added services to be deployed in its network. These services will run in conjunction with Telenity's service delivery platform, Canvas CSP, which is already deployed in Nawras' network.

In addition to Canvas CoolRings, the new contract includes:

  • Canvas USSD Services Center and USSD Services bundles
  • Roamer Service Center - Roamers Welcome and Bon Voyage Service

The offer also includes licenses for service creation where Nawras is enabled to create their own new services with the Telenity infrastructure. Previously Nawras had selected Telenity's Canvas CSP, Converged Services Platform as an end-to-end SDP solution to make its network programmable and offer converged multimodal services cost-effectively and quickly. Leveraging the capabilities of the already deployed Canvas CSP, Nawras is now able to reach its current 2G and future 3G customers with innovative personalized services efficiently with faster time-to-market.

"Nawras is excited to grow relationship with Telenity with addition of Telenity's Video Ringback Tones (RBT) solution and other advanced value added services to our offering," said Nasser Nawras Selects Telenity's Video RBT Solution Esfahani, Head of Engineering at Nawras. "Telenity's SDP solution already deployed in our network is enabling us to offer enhanced value added services faster while simplifying service integration. Telenity's Video Ringback Tone solution supports audio and video RBT on the same platform and this is what we exactly needed to reach both of our present 2G and future 3G customers."

Telenity's Canvas CoolRings, Personalized Audio and Video Ringback Tones Application allows customers to:

  • Personalize their communications with a variety of multimedia content: music videos, celebrity clips, personal messages, infotainment clips or promotional messages
  • Assign different video RBT to different callers or a groups of callers
  • Select a variety of video RBT for their callers based on date, day or time
  • Gift video content to other customers
  • Receive flexible SMS notifications for new video content availability
  • Access the service through IVR, Web, WAP, SMS and Interactive Video Portal (IVP)interfaces

"Nawras is a valued customer and their selection of our Video Ringback Tones solution and converged value added services proves the strength of our SDP solution and our services portfolio as well as our ability to understand and meet our customer's needs," said Dilip Singh, CEO at Telenity. "We are committed to support Nawras in their journey to be the best next generation communications service provider of choice in Oman."

 

Telenity, a leading provider of next generation converged services platforms and applications for communications networks, announced today that it has won the HP Software Partner of the Year Award at this year's HP Software Universe Conference in Barcelona, Spain on November 27, 2007. This is the third year Telenity is honored for being an exceptional partner with regards to revenue, joint engagement and business development commitment.

The annual award, now in its tenth year, recognizes partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to HP Software and HP communications, media and entertainment (CME) business group. The Partner of the Year Awards honor partners that add value to HP business by bringing the company into strategic markets and by supporting applications sales and implementation, developing innovative, joint solutions with improved efficiency and quality to meet individual customer needs and helping grow revenue. This year's awards were presented at the HP Communications World conference in Barcelona on November 27-29.

The partnership between HP and Telenity is established to deliver value added service enabling applications, platform and services not only for today's but also for the next generation converging network. Telenity and HP OpenCall have been working successfully on major projects and enlarged their joint installed base with new and innovative solutions. This year's success included Telenity's Canvas® converged messaging solutions and video applications including video ringback tone (RBT) and video mail service.

"We are delighted by HP's ongoing recognition of Telenity and our commitment to promoting our joint solutions and exploring new business approaches, worldwide" says Serif Beykoz, General Manager, Telenity Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This award celebrates collective Telenity Wins HP Partner of the Year Award success of Telenity and HP. Telenity and HP bring together tremendous talent and solutions and our future holds many more opportunities to be concurred."

    

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