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Comptel, the vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, has announced today that convergent operator Tunisiana, a joint venture of Orascom Telecom Holding and Wataniya in Tunisia, has selected Comptel Provisioning and Activation Solution. This follows the recent announcement of Comptel being selected as preferred supplier by Orascom Telecom. The solution will be used to improve the service fulfillment processes for mobile services including planned 3G services.

Since launching services in 2002, Tunisiana has grown at a phenomenal rate. But with success comes challenges, and one of those were to provision and activate services fast and efficiently for Tunisiana's growing customer base.

Mr Hatem Mestiri, CIO at Tunisiana said  "We chose Comptel because time-to-market was a very important criteria for us. Comptel has an outstanding track record, across the world for delivering reliable provisioning and activation solutions that genuinely improve operators' fulfilment processes"

Comptel Provisioning and Activation Solution automates the provisioning and activation processes. With a single interface, it covers the entire workflow - from service order to start of billing.

Mr. Kari Pasonen, Comptel's Senior Vice President, Provisioning and Activation Business at Comptel, concludes: "Comptel is really pleased to add Tunisiana to its growing list of customers in North Africa. The region has one of the most youthful and demanding subscriber base for new services.  Service providers in the region recognise that Comptel can help them deliver innovative and reliable services to their customers."

Pirelli Broadband Solutions, the broadband access and photonics company within the Pirelli Group, has today announced that, together with Intracom Telecom, a leading supplier of integrated solutions and professional services to telecom operators in the EMEA region, will deploy its City8 CWDM Multiservice Platform solution in Hellas Online's transport network in Athens, Salonika, and rural areas throughout Greece.

"With Pirelli we found not only a high-performance metro access platform but also a solutions partner," said Charalampos Papanastasiou, Wireline Systems Manager of Intracom Telecom.  "The Pirelli system is very flexible and allows our customers to add further CWDM capacity and DWDM wavelengths when they need it."

Pirelli's CWDM Metro Access System is a carrier-class platform providing high-bandwidth, managed services over a single fiber pair.  Customers of City8 can easily upgrade (in-field) to Pirelli's City+ CWDM & DWDM Multiservice Platform, which supports six CWDM wavelengths, each operating at 2.5Gbit/s, and 16 DWDM wavelengths, each operating at 2.5 or 10Gbit/s, for a total capacity of 175Gbit/s. 

"With the announcements of triple-play services and the arrival of faster broadband access technologies such as VDSL2 and FTTx, we are seeing a growing interest for our CWDM/DWDM Multiservice platform," said Pierluigi Franco, senior vice president, Marketing of Photonics Products for Pirelli Broadband Solutions. "Partnering with solutions providers like Intracom Telecom further validates our value proposition."

Pirelli's Metro-Access Multiservice portfolio supports SONET/SDH, FC, 10GE, ESCON, and FICON interfaces. Field programmable electronic core and pluggable SFP/XFP optical transceivers allow telecom operators and MSOs to address all possible network scenarios. Sub-lambda multiplexing enables the transmission of multiple services over a single wavelength while maintaining transparent client services. 

Convergys Corporation, a global leader in  customer care , human resources , and billing services , has announced an agreement to provide consulting services to Telecom Egypt, the largest fixed line provider in the Middle East and Africa serving over 11 million subscribers,

As part of the new agreement, Convergys is providing its industry expertise to implement a Business Process Re-engineering project to enhance Telecom Egypt's billing operations.  Convergys will re-engineer all billing processes to align them with Telecom Egypt's new billing platform.

The contract announced today builds upon the 5-year licensing contract Telecom Egypt signed with Convergys in 2006 to manage the replacement of the existing billing system with Convergys' Infinys rating and billing solution.

"The new Infinys solution has provided us triple play billing capabilities and the capacity to support millions of new subscribers as we introduce increasingly sophisticated services," said Khaled Marmoush, Telecom Egypt Chief Information Officer.  "We realized the importance of reengineering our business processes to fully utilize the advantages of the new billing solution and to improve our customer service.  Convergys' global consulting expertise was invaluable to our transformation initiative."

"Telecom Egypt has wisely invested in Convergys' next-generation, convergent rating and billing solution providing the highest level of scalability, dependability, and flexibility to support the differentiation of its services," said Jean-Herve Jenn, Convergys President, International.  "Re-engineering its billing processes will further improve Telecom Egypt's ability to support a high volume of transactions, new bundled service offerings, and retain customers."

With this new agreement, Telecom Egypt's objective is to ensure that its business is transformed to the defined "future state" in line with the Infinys implementation.  With the completion on the final operational phase of the Business Process Re-engineering project, Telecom Egypt will fully realize the benefits of the Infinys solution.

Telecom Egypt moved its billing to Infinys to lower IT costs through the consolidation and elimination of redundant systems, utilizing a distributed open source platform, and limiting the need to pay for expensive and time-consuming custom system and application development.  The Infinys solution also facilitates revenue growth and profitability for Telecom Egypt through its capabilities to support the rapid launch of new convergent service bundles, the roll out of next-generation IP based services, and the application of new business models.  

The DSL Forum has announced new broadband and IPTV statistics at the Broadband World Forum Europe in Berlin.  The statistics, prepared for the DSL Forum by industry analyst Point Topic, show that the number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to 30 June 2007.  On the broadband access side, DSL continues to dominate with almost 66 per cent of subscribers using this technology. 

Over eight million people are now connected to IPTV services.  Europe added over three million subscribers in the 12 months to 30 June 2007, making it the strongest market both in terms of growth (231 per cent in 12 months) and total subscriber numbers (almost five million by 30 June 2007). 

"Top markets like France (2,550,000 customers) and Hong Kong (938,000 customers) show that IPTV can be deployed rapidly to large numbers of subscribers, if the market conditions are right," said Point Topic Senior Analyst John Bosnell.  "On the demand side, competitive and clear bundle pricing and content deals will help to attract customers to IPTV services, while on the supply side, making IPTV easier to install and develop will help to deliver IPTV services to a wider subscriber base."

Bosnell continues, "Developing and agreeing standards will help to simplify the delivery process and drive higher take-up in other markets too."

IPTV is an important focus for the DSL Forum: the Forum's BroadbandSuite focuses on areas critical to the successful deployment of IPTV services and current work addresses transport improvements around VDSL2, policy control framework and network performance improvements, as well as home networking optimisation, including IPTV remote management and Set Top Box (STB) initiation advancements.

DSL remains the most popular access technology, with over 200 million of the world's 313 million broadband subscribers connecting via DSL.  The global market share of broadband technologies remains largely unchanged from December 2006, with almost 22 per cent of subscribers using cable, and just over 10 per cent using FTTx.

Western Europe continues to have the most broadband users, with 72 million of the 86 million broadband subscribers using DSL.  The Eastern Europe DSL market, while small (less than 14 million), is the region with the strongest growth (over 60 per cent in the 12 months to 30 June
2007).   The USA has the most broadband subscribers (over 63 million),
but China tops the DSL subscriber list with over 44 million of its 59 million broadband users connected via DSL.  15 countries now have over three million DSL subscribers, and 29 have over one million subscribers, with Portugal passing the one million mark in the second quarter of 2007.

"Today's figures highlight that services such as IPTV, which have held the promise of increased revenues and reduced subscriber churn for a number of years, are finally becoming a reality for millions of people,"
said Robin Mersh, chief operating officer at the DSL Forum. 

"The figures also illustrate that DSL remains a vital tool in the successful delivery of bandwidth-hungry bundled services.  The DSL Forum continues to play a critical role in aiding the mass global deployment of IPTV through our development of specifications that not only facilitate increased speed and bandwidth offered by DSL technologies, but also ensure a standardised approach to network management and the interoperability of customer premise equipment, regardless of access technology."

With more than 100 million mobile customers throughout Europe, the France Telecom Group operates in some of the world's most competitive markets. To increase revenue, reduce churn and maintain its competitive edge, France Telecom has selected Telcordia Technologies as its preferred vendor for service quality analysis. Orange UK is the first France Telecom property to deploy Telcordia Service Director which analyses disparate network and operational data to present a consolidated view of service degradations and their impact on customers. This capability will help Orange UK improve customer satisfaction by continually monitoring user experiences and taking pre-emptive action to correct problems before they become noticeable to customers.
 
Service Director is part of the Telcordia Service Management Suite. Orange UK's deployment of Service Director builds on its existing, highly successful relationship with Telcordia
 
"Operators worldwide turn to Telcordia when they need innovative, robust and flexible solutions that address today's biggest challenges," said Michael Anderson, President, Global Solutions, Telcordia. "One of those challenges is service management. Telcordia Service Director gives savvy operators the ability to harness the power of service management to increase revenue, reduce churn and strengthen their competitive edge. With Service Director's end-to-end view of and control over services, those operators can continue to put customers first by ensuring consistently high quality of service for popular applications such as mobile TV and e-mail, as well as fixed-mobile services."

ASC, a leading global provider of innovative solutions to record, analyze and evaluate communications, has today announced Wave Telecom's certification as a partner in ASC's Partner Network Program. Wave has joined the ASC partner network to provide communications recording and quality monitoring solutions to their customers in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. 

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jersey Telecom Group based in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Wave provides fixed and mobile telecommunications services for its residential and business customers. The new partnership with ASC was achieved after completion of technical and sales training courses at the ASC branch in Camberley, England. The ASC partner network program includes many special benefits such as extensive pre-sales support to integrate ASC solutions into customers' existing IT infrastructures.

Mike Murley, General Manager of ASC telecom UK Ltd., said, "Our Partner Network Program is designed to merge our participants' market knowledge with our technology to create powerful solutions and generate true value for our joint customers. Wave Telecom's partner status was only achieved after intensive coordination among our engineers, and it indicates our shared commitment to excellence."

Kevan Marquand, Technical Development Manager of Wave Telecom, added, "We wanted to become an ASC partner since we recognized the continuing value of the ASC brand. With more than 40 years of experience and an intensive commitment to research and development, ASC is poised to continue its leadership in communications recording and quality monitoring for the foreseeable future."

Engineers from Wave Telecom were certified for ASC's communications recording solutions, MARATHON EVOLUTION, MARATHON EVOlite and EVOip, and have already sold ASC recorders to local customers such as EFG Read, Yorkshire Building Society and Legis. Wave will receive sales and support services from ASC's direct subsidiary in the United Kingdom, ASC telecom UK Limited.

ASC partners receive a variety of incentives and benefits, depending on the partnership level, including competitive Partner Transfer Prices, sales and marketing support including access to ASC's online Partner Portal, demo software and equipment at reduced prices, comprehensive training programs and ASC Project Management and Service Support. 

Ericsson has announced the launch of infrastructure and device platforms for WCDMA/HSPA in the 2.6GHz frequency band. The move is said to be triggered by strong market interest and supports the growth of mobile broadband worldwide.

Ericsson says the launch of HSPA products for the 2.6GHz frequency band provides an immediate and secure choice for operators planning to offer mobile broadband services in this band.

The initiative also follows increased interest from mobile device manufacturers in launching HSPA devices for the 2.6GHz band. In turn, Ericsson is adding 2.6GHz support to its successful family of WCDMA/HSPA device platforms and mobile broadband modules for use in notebook computers.

New licenses for the 2.6GHz frequency band are now becoming available globally and Ericsson's HSPA solution for the 2.6GHz frequency band supports opportunities for operators to create new markets.

The deployment of HSPA on the 2.6GHz frequency band also stimulates current HSPA operators to further grow their existing mobile broadband business into new frequency bands, as it allows them to leverage existing infrastructure, providing greater cost efficiency, and supports a wider range of end-user devices.

Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson, says: "The launch of HSPA products for the 2.6GHz frequency band supports Ericsson's ambition to bring mobile broadband everywhere, at any time, from any device to as many people as possible.

"HSPA is a proven technology and the leading industry standard. It is already deployed in several frequency bands - including 850, 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2100MHz - and deployment in the 900MHz frequency band will start soon. Support in the 2.6GHz frequency band brings the economies of scale of HSPA also to operators with 2.6GHz licenses and their end users."

Today, HSPA is available in more than 130 live networks worldwide with more than 50 additional deployments ongoing.

The commercial launch of networks and end-user devices with HSPA support in the 2.6GHz frequency band is set to the latter part of 2008.

Ericsson and Svenska UMTS Nät AB (jointly owned by TeliaSonera and Tele2) have signed a contract for a nationwide rollout of mobile broadband in Sweden. TeliaSonera and Tele2 will offer their customers enhanced mobile broadband services with speed up to 7.2 Mbps. The network is already prepared for 14.4 Mbps.

The rollout has already started, and before the end of 2007 all the major cities in Sweden will be covered.

Ericsson's High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) solution offers data speed in the downlink up to 14.4Mbps but today's commercial HSPA subscriber devices only allow a maximum downlink speed of 7.2Mbps. The advanced technology boosts network capacity and cuts response times for interactive services, increasing the performance of mobile broadband.

Fredrik Lerigon, CEO Svenska UMTS Nät AB says: "Reliability and a proven track record were the key criteria when choosing Ericsson for this key project. We are now able to offer competitive services based on the latest technology."

Mikael Bäckström, President Ericsson Nordic and Baltics, says: "We are proud to be selected by Svenska UMTS Nät AB to expand its HSPA radio network, and in this way contribute to bringing even faster mobile broadband to Swedish consumers. This contract takes Ericsson's leadership in broadband to the next level."
Ericsson is responsible for deployment and integration and will also deliver educational and customer support services.

Operax, the leading vendor of Network Service Quality control solutions, has today announced a successful field trial of Operax Bandwidth Manager 5500 with Telecom Italia, Italy's largest communications provider. The trial was undertaken to assess Bandwidth Manager 5500 as a means of assuring Quality of Service (QoS) for IP applications on Telecom Italia's Next-Generation Network (NGN).

The field test, conducted in Rome and Turin, supported Telecom Italia's Alice VoIP service offering. The field trial of Operax Bandwidth Manager 5500 served to assess the viability of an external Resource and Admission Control component. The field trial was carried out on a cutting edge ATCA platform and provides further evidence of the Operax application's robust and scaleable capabilities. Operax Bandwidth Manager performed well on all levels, and included functional testing as well as high availability and performance analysis.

Stefano Nocentini, Head of Tilab - Innovation, Engineering, Testing - at Telecom Italia, said:  "The trial with Operax Bandwidth Manager was successful and demonstrated the suitability of the technology for managing multiple sessions of single services".

Jeremy Deaner, General Manager EMEA & APAC at Operax, commented: "This successful field trial with Telecom Italia is a major achievement for Operax, and reinforces that our proposition for IP services is deployable for Telecom Italia. We believe the carrier-grade capability of Operax products is well-proven by this and similar projects with other Tier-1 Service Providers".

Avaya and Nokia have today announced the next phase of their strategic collaboration with a solution that provides users of Nokia Eseries business devices with one number access and advanced enterprise telephony capabilities as they travel across private Wi-Fi and public mobile networks.

With a single mobile device, workers can "handoff" phone calls at the click of a button, using dual mode communications, as they travel from inside a company building (Wi-Fi) to the outside environment (mobile) - and vice versa.  This is said to give workers a more convenient and productive way to manage their communications, while giving organisations a more cost-effective approach to enterprise mobility. 

The solution - Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode Edition - combines Internet protocol (IP)-based applications with Nokia Eseries business devices - the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 models - to deliver the full benefits of FMC. The offering includes a dual-mode device with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) capabilities that can make and receive calls over both mobile and wireless local area networks (WLAN), both on and off a company campus. 

For example: when a worker is communicating while roaming inside company walls, the solution uses the company's communications system and a secure Wi-Fi network. This drives cost savings by eliminating the need to use cellular minutes while at work. When the worker travels outside a company's Wi-Fi network, they can handoff their Wi-Fi call to the cellular network outside by pressing a button, keeping their conversation going uninterrupted.

An organisation that is using Avaya mobility solutions to keep employees connected wherever they go is CNIPA, the Italian National Centre for Information Technologies in Public Administration.

"We recently planned to introduce VoIP technologies which would see the migration of a million desk phones to IP mode over three years," said Stefano Paolucci, CNIPA CIO manager, the Italian National Centre for Information Technologies in Public Administration. "We are enthusiastic about the possibility of collaborating with Avaya to provide access to mobility services in our headquarters in Rome.  With an easy and quick installation system we are currently using WLAN and GSM dual-mode technologies to provide mobile access to PBX services such as call transfer, call registration and conference calls. Despite the complexity of our building - Mr. Paolucci continues - the communication through the continuous coverage of the Wi-fi network  is secured thanks to the various access points located on all floors and the connection from one point to another does not cause any sort of interference during the conversation. Not only has this resulted in increased mobility, but we have also reduced costs." 

 "We're finding that more and more businesses are using mobile devices in their telephony evolution cycle to deal with an increasingly virtual workforce," said Nathan Dyer, Yankee Group senior analyst, Enterprise Mobility. "Apart from cost-savings, integrated Wi-Fi and cellular devices enable simplified management and greater enterprise control over wireless voice devices."

Avaya one-X Mobile Edition and Nokia Eseries business devices deliver greater convenience, enhanced functionality, and improved security by giving workers one device for business and personal use, one number call access, and one voicemail message interface. Enterprise telephony features available with the dual mode solution include conferencing, transfer, and extension dialing - key capabilities enabling more productive communications for mobile workers. Security benefits include the ability to authenticate the Nokia Eseries device to a PBX, giving businesses greater control over wireless communications by allowing only authorised users to access the company's systems.

 "Bringing the functionality of the IP PBX to mobile devices over cellular and Wi-Fi to employees both inside and outside the office is one of the ways mobility is transforming the way business is done," said Tom Furlong, vice president, Security & Mobile Connectivity, Nokia. "Working with a leading IP telephony provider like Avaya to extend their solutions to Nokia Eseries business devices is a key element to realizing the Nokia vision of connecting people using virtually any device over any network to any corporate application or data source."

"Embedding Avaya mobility applications with Nokia dual mode technology represents a core part of Avaya's vision of delivering Intelligent Communications to every worker, regardless of the network they're on," said Geoffrey Baird, Avaya vice president and general manager of Appliances, Mobile and Small Systems Division.  "This unifies a business' voice applications, devices and networks to simplify communications for enterprise users wherever they go.  Greater productivity and savings are just the beginning of the benefits gained with dual mode mobility."

Avaya will sell the mobile application as part of its IP telephony portfolio through its enterprise channels; Nokia will sell the solution through its operator and other channels. Both companies are investing research, development and marketing resources to realise the enterprise fixed mobile convergence market.

Blyk, the youth-focused MVNO formed with Orange, has deployed GB's ID3 solution for customer authentication to protect against ID theft and ensure customer data is accurate for advertiser clients.

As the first ad-funded mobile network in Europe, Blyk says it has paid extensive attention to its customer authentication process to ensure best user experience and quality of its member data to advertisers.

Working with GB, Blyk is able to maximise the number of new customers they can sign up by offering an instant ID verification process, powered by GB's ID3 technology. The seamless and totally unobtrusive verification process ensures that Blyk customers are fully and uniquely identified, providing advertisers with access to an ever growing pool of potential customers.

Timo Ahopelto, Head of Strategy at Blyk, comments: "All our technology platform and service partners are proven leaders in their fields, and GB's expertise in age and identity related verification issues, particularly in the telecommunications market, means we have total confidence in this critical starting point of our customer life cycle process. The quality of the verification process from GB satisfies large part of the requirements in the UK and internationally."

"We are delighted to be working with Blyk on this exciting, revolutionary service for young people", says Richard Law, GB's CEO. "Blyk's decision to select GB as its partner says as much about the innovative culture of both businesses as it does about the scalability of ID3 technology to meet customer needs."

JumpTap, the specialist in the mobile search and advertising solutions, has announced that it has launched services on Telefónica, the first operator in Spain to bring a complete search and advertising solution to the mobile screen.

JumpTap has deployed a comprehensive mobile search and advertising solution for Telefónica, serving contextual banner ads on the home page and throughout the content verticals on the operator's movistar emoción portal, as well as delivering sponsored search links within the Games, Images and Music channels. In the first months of working together, the JumpTap search and advertising solution twice sold out Telefónica's entire display advertising inventory - a first for any mobile operator. Sony Ericsson, Warner Music, Gameloft, Vivendi Games Mobile, Coca-Cola, Buongiorno, Terra, Barclays Bank, PrisaCom and BMW are amongst the first advertisers to launch mobile campaigns on this new medium.

"As the leader in the market, it was essential we deployed a search and advertising solution that would enhance the user experience without being intrusive. The mobile screen is too small to make mistakes," said Susana Rodriguez, Director of Online and M-Commerce at Telefónica. "The JumpTap solution seamlessly integrated into the movistar emoción platform and delivers search results with highly relevant sponsored links - associated to the search - along with high impact, contextual advertisements throughout the portal."

Rodriguez continued: "Mobile advertising is still in its infancy, yet major brands are already recognising the huge potential offered by this new medium. Advertisers are recognizing that no other channel comes close in terms of combining audience reach with the ability to interact on a personal level with targeted subscribers, as well as having the results associated with their campaigns in an online way."

Telefonica is said to be the number one operator in market share in Spain, and every month over four million people access movistar emoción. As the majority of Telefónica's handsets are enabled for WAP, the number of mobile searchers and browsers is expected to rise drastically over the coming years. Jupiter Research predicts by 2011 that over $13B will be spent on mobile advertising annually.

"We are delighted that a globally recognized regional market leader is taking such a big leap forward with new technology the way Telefónica has done. It demonstrates a tremendous commitment to the future of mobile marketing. This move will undoubtedly be commercially beneficial for advertisers who now have access to a new, young demographic on the most interactive and personal medium we have seen to-date," said Dan Olschwang, President and CEO of JumpTap.

JumpTap has solutions deployed by numerous operators worldwide. Telefónica represents JumpTap's first commercial deployment in Europe.

Nokia Siemens Networks has won a contract to supply Ethernet last-mile access products to Belgacom's Carrier Ethernet Backbone, which will feature data connectivity with higher bandwidth, better performance and increased security. With this deal, Belgacom extends its BLES offering (Belgacom LAN Extension Solutions) with "Belgacom Explore", the path to real-time enterprises.

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply, implement and service the ADVA Optical Networking FSP150 product line from its solutions portfolio. Belgium's leading operator has already started the implementation of the new features, which is scheduled to continue over the next three years.

With the FSP150, Belgacom is able to simplify the transport and the management of its innovative, revenue-generating broadband services to enterprise and business customers. Its intelligent Ethernet features enable the verification of strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and facilitate immediate online supervision and support. It is one of the cornerstones of Belgacom's application aware infrastructure.

"The Nokia Siemens Networks solution allows Belgacom to optimize our customers' resources by providing seamless access to their business applications. Belgacom Explore is a converged communication platform with guaranteed quality of service and embedded security." said Bridget Cosgrave, COO Belgacom Fixed Line Services

"We are pleased to continue the contract with Belgacom to serve its enterprise business. We will supply our optical solutions portfolio, established since 2001, with the delivery of optical access and WDM solutions." said Sampsa Lahtinen, Sub-region West Head (UK, Ireland, Belgium, France and Netherlands) - Nokia Siemens Networks.

Tiscali International Network (TINet), said to be the world's only carrier dedicated exclusively to wholesale IP-MPLS, has announced that the Irish broadcaster RTÉ (Radio Telefis Éireann) has chosen its IP Transit service to deliver audio and visual streaming for RTÉ's online service.

RTÉ's selection of TINet is evidence of a growing trend amongst broadcasters and content owners to expand their presence online by delivering more programmes over the Internet. TINet will be the IP transit supplier to the public service broadcaster, whose cross-media service includes two national TV channels, four radio stations and a comprehensive website with news, entertainment and sports programmes.

TINet, who has the second largest IP network in Europe, provides reliable connectivity with proactive management of SLAs and protection from DOS attacks to minimise downtime. RTÈ will use TINet's service to deliver web and multimedia content from its website, such as news updates, media alerts and live streaming feeds.

Marcus O'Doherty, Technology Development Manager of RTÉ said, "Our audiences have come to expect high quality programming on TV and radio, and visit our website expecting the same level of excellence. TINet demonstrated that it was able to supply RTÉ a reliable high capacity network, backed up with great technical support. We have very high standards for our viewers' user experience and are delighted to be working with the TINet team who understand our business needs."

Paolo Susnik, Chief Executive Officer at TINet added: "TINet's dedicated focus on wholesale IP and MPLS has meant that we are in a position to provide a faster and more customer focused solution than our competitors. Our partnership with RTÉ guarantees management of their network and performance stability for high volume traffic - essential for a broadcaster like RTÉ where fast, safe surfing is essential to add value to its audiences."