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Telcordia Wins Industry Excellence Award
Jun 10, 2010 (12:06 PM EDT)


Honored for National Rollout of High-Speed Multiplay Services for European Tier 1 Operator

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise software and services, proudly announced that it received a Billing & OSS World Excellence Award for "Best Network Management Implementation" during an award ceremony last night at the Billing & OSS World 2010 Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize excellence in a communications service provider's (CSP's) business from vendor-enabled or internal initiatives. In addition to winning this award, Telcordia was also a runner up in the "Best Cost Management Implementation" category.

Telcordia's winning submission centered on a European Tier 1 operator challenged with efficiently rolling out high-speed, mass-market multiplay services on a national scale.  Telcordia implemented a geospatial platform to consolidate and accurately record the operator's existing copper and fiber infrastructure, then ultimately manage its FTTx build-out. Key to the implementation, Telcordia® Network Engineer provided automated design capabilities and superior network management that enabled the operator to determine the location and connectivity of all its equipment, tie individual customers to service availability, and efficiently offer broadband service to its large customer base.

"Our solutions are about helping CSPs realize the potential for speed and efficiency in increasingly complex operations. This award recognizes our leadership in achieving that, especially for the particular challenges of Tier 1 carriers across extensive network assets, resources and change programs," said Bill Wanke, President, Operations Solutions, Telcordia.

According to Wanke, the operator saved USD$600,000 in the first three months of deployment and identified more than USD$45 million in unlisted network assets. Numerous time and cost savings were realized in the planning and record-keeping phases as well.

This win continues a highly successful year for Telcordia, which has won a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for its work with Tata Docomo as well as being a finalist for a number of prestigious industry awards, including "Best Billing and Customer Care Solution" at the Global Mobile awards.

For more information about Telcordia planning and engineering solutions visit www.telcordia.com/portfolios/planning_engineering/index.html. For more information about Telcordia service assurance solutions, visit http://www.telcordia.com/portfolios/service-assurance/index.html. For more information about Telcordia, visit www.telcordia.com.

About the Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards

The Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2010 are being judged by an independent panel that includes Ari Banerjee, senior consultant for telecommunications research company Heavy Reading; Susan McNeice, global director for communications infrastructure and OSS/BSS software at Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan; Elisabeth Rainge, program director of network and telecom software research for IDC; and members of the Billing & OSS World editorial team.

The Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2010 will be presented at ceremonies on Wednesday, June 9, at the Billing & OSS World 2010 Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. Award winners and runners-up will be featured in an upcoming issue of Billing & OSS World magazine and on the companion Web site, www.billingworld.com.

Billing & OSS World Magazine

Since 1995, Billing & OSS World magazine has been the primary source for coverage and analysis of the telecommunications billing and operations support services -- from service creation, provisioning and customer management to fraud management, billing, revenue assurance and more. Published six times a year, Billing & OSS World provides in-depth analysis for executives and billing professionals at communications service provider organizations worldwide.

About Telcordia

Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and government entities to successfully deploy innovative and advanced services that help our clients realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive edge in the new era of services-dominated communications. Telcordia has globally trusted expertise in software and services to meet the needs of customers and partners, including, consulting, next-generation OSS, network and application interconnection, service delivery and charging  solutions, industry research and new technology development. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com).

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