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Ascom receives two orders from Tier-1 Operator to manage wholesale network platform
EUR 10 Million Orders Establish Ascom as one of World’s Premier Network Solutions Providers; Orders Follow Introduction of the New Electronic Exchange Platform
Aachen, Germany, July 9, 2013 -- Ascom Network Testing’s Business Unit Systems & Solutions (www.ascom.com) today announced that it has been selected to maintain, support and upgrade a telecom wholesale management platform on behalf of one of Europe’s largest mobile and fixnet operators. The two orders have a combined value exceeding EUR 10 million and will be fulfilled over a 36-month period.
Michael Wallrath, Managing Director, Ascom Systems & Solutions, said: “The new orders demonstrate our ability to provide the kind of leading-edge IT tools and network solutions that carriers throughout the world can depend on to streamline their interconnect processes and strengthen network performance.”
Ascom will manage all aspects of the platform overhaul, including IT management and analysis, and integrate Ascom-developed software modules to better manage and optimize voice and non-voice business processes, such as billing, purchasing and interconnect agreement management. System upgrades will also be undertaken to facilitate routing efficiencies, improve QoS and QoE, and lower operational costs.
Ascom’s Business Unit Systems & Solutions Assumes Market Leadership Role
The new service orders follow the preliminary launch of the new Electronic Exchange Platform for full life-cycle management of complex bilateral contracts and SWAP deals. The innovative service solution will automate the manual processes involved with negotiating and finalizing inter-carrier contracts and shave months off the laborious process, saving carriers valuable time and resources that can be reallocated to other business needs.
“The services we provide – and the growing demand for them – underscore the depth of our product range and technical experience,” said General Manager Ascom Network Testing, Rikard Lundqvist. “Our ability to optimize network architecture and performance and devise OSS/BSS solutions that help customers increase profit margins, has positioned Ascom as the vendor of choice across the globe.”
Ascom is a global leader of mission critical communications solutions, with subsidiaries in 17 countries and a workforce of more than 1,800 employees. Ascom’s Business Unit Systems & Solutions provides innovative software and solutions for business and operations support. The service offering include consulting, planning, implementation, service support, as well as the complete operation of large-scale IT solutions.
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