Piscataway, NJ - September 14, 2005; Tata Teleservices, Ltd., a leading wireless operator in India, has selected Telcordia to support its long-term evolution of prepaid and postpaid convergent solutions effectively jumpstarting the global telecommunication industry's move toward convergence. This is the latest example of how Telcordia continues to drive projects that are helping many of the world's largest and most respected carriers to position their network operations to fully maximize emerging market opportunities and maintain their competitive advantage.
As part of the three-year deal, valued at approximately $20 million, Tata Teleservices will deploy the Telcordia® ISCP® System, an advanced service delivery platform that will support the roll-out of new converged prepaid and postpaid services. Telcordia Global Services will provide comprehensive consulting services and will program manage the solution integration into the existing Tata Teleservices network.
Tata Teleservices, which began few years ago as the first company in India to launch CDMA mobile services, continues to be at the forefront of technological roll-outs. With the India wireless market expected to grow five fold in the next four years to about 250M in 2009, Tata Teleservices remains committed to operating a technologically superior, forward looking network.
"We have very aggressive goals to meet the demands of an ever evolving wireless industry, as we grow our prepaid customer base and introduce new & innovative value added services in an environment of convergence," said Greg Young, CTO of Tata Teleservices. In addition to their expertise and reputation in the telecommunications market, the flexibility, and sophistication of the ISCP product put Telcordia ahead of the competition in enabling us to execute on our corporate vision."
"Telcordia is committed to being the transformation partner of choice for carriers worldwide," said Scott Erickson, President, IMS Service Delivery Solutions, Telcordia. "We recognize that IMS is the path to true convergence and are pleased to be working hand-in-hand with one of the world's leading wireless operators to advance the ongoing transformation of the industry."
Telcordia will partner with Openet Telecom, a leading provider of real-time charging and convergent mediation software solutions, and with Telesoft, a leading provider of Intelligent Peripherals (IP), on the project. Telcordia will also partner with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to provide Systems Integration services.
Telcordia ISCP has revolutionized the way service providers deliver intelligent network services. Deployed worldwide, the ISCP system is the foundation of the deployment and management of advanced services by managing service creation, validation, interoperability, configuration, web-based service provisioning and management and fault detection and error recovery. The recently announced addition of the advanced rating capabilities to the ISCP system provides carriers with greater freedom and flexibility in offering advanced services, such as mobile games, creating service packages, pricing offers and promotions, such as two-for-one ring tone downloads, holiday calling offers, or account sharing capabilities, that increase customer satisfaction and drive incremental revenues.
Telcordia Global Services has been a key differentiator, enabling service providers globally, to efficiently transform their networks and deliver various solutions within the aggressive timeframes. This helps service providers reduce the time-to-market, thus providing a competitive advantage.
About Tata Teleservices Ltd.
Tata Teleservices is one of India's leading private telecom service provider. The company offers integrated telecom solutions to its customers under the Tata Indicom brand, and uses the latest CDMA 3G1X technology for its wireless network. Tata Teleservices operates in 20 circles across India and has a customer base of over 5 million.
Tata Teleservices' bouquet of telephony services includes Mobile services, Fixed Wireless Phones, Public Booth Telephony, and Wireline services. The company, which heralded convergence technologies in the Indian telecom sector, is today the world leader in the fixed wireless telephony market with a total customer base of over 2.8 million.
Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia is focused on being the undisputed transformation partner for its customers. By delivering flexible, standards-based software solutions and consulting services that optimize complex network and business support systems, Telcordia helps customers transform their business while aggressively reducing costs and growing revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J, with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com
Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the company's solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity. A global company, Openet's implementations include long-running engagements with the world's leading service providers such as British Telecom, Orange, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.openet.com