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Archive for March 25th, 2009

InnoPath Adds LTE Support to ActiveCare MDM Platform

This news lays the basis for true next-generation over-the-air management infrastructure. We’re excited about it. Before we dive further into our news, if you’re going to CTIA, we are too! In fact, InnoPath has been selected as a finalist in the 4G Service Management category for the 2009 CTIA E-Tech Awards. We’ll also be demonstrating our end-to-end ActiveCare solution at Booth 1090 on the 2 nd floor of the South Hall.

Onto the news… InnoPath announced yesterday that it is partnering with its Tier-1 operators globally as part of their planned LTE deployments. This game-changing technology lays the basis for a new mobile landscape, a true next-generation, over-the-air management infrastructure in support of activation and care, and provides a clean break from OMA-CP vendors and their now obsolete platforms. Recently, the GSMA has stated that more than 26 operators worldwide have committed to LTE, with more than 10 expected to launch commercial services by the end of 2010.

Pressures placed on operators with regard to bandwidth, service availability, device procurement and application/device stability, become front-and-center with mobile broadband. Many subscribers, both casual and business, will ‘un-tether,’ using their mobile devices or laptop data cards as their primary means of communication in a mobile broadband environment. They expect that applications will work as advertised, that their phone or laptop is properly configured, and that if they call in with a support problem, the frontline care agent is able to quickly troubleshoot the device, determine what is wrong, and take corrective action.

InnoPath’s ActiveCare server simultaneously supports CDMA, GSM, WiMAX and now LTE, effectively tying the circuit/SMS world with IP. This support leverages the extensibility of the platform as well as the company’s deep understanding of OMA-DM standards evolution and the deployment plans of its Tier-1 customers. Key elements of the company’s LTE support include:

- Activation The InnoPath solution offers operators the ability to effectively detect, provision and customize devices over an IP-centric LTE network. It supports extensibility customized for a specific operator deployment, such as gathering the current SIP or IP address for client-server interaction.

- Device Support The InnoPath solution supports both LTE-only devices as well as ‘dual-mode’ devices used in phased operator deployments. InnoPath only requires an OMA-DM client on the device which can be either pre-loaded or post-loaded into the mobile device. InnoPath ActiveCare is compatible with both planned FDD and TDD LTE (TD-LTE) deployments.

- Standards Evolution InnoPath, drawing on its strong track record of innovation, is helping to drive the completion of DM 1.3 within OMA-DM. DM 1.3 provides for provisioning and management of native IP devices over-the-air by supporting non-SMS based bootstrap. Looking to the future, InnoPath is helping drive the definition of DM 2.0.

- Care InnoPath’s complete ActiveCare capability set and Smart Client are deployable within LTE with a goal of reducing client server network bandwidth, average call time and increasing customer satisfaction.

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BSkyB Integrates ConceptWave’s Catalog Management Product to Accelerate Convergent Service Delivery

Strategic solution utilizes innovative product and service catalog to create next generation platform for business transformation

DENVER - March 18, 2009 - ConceptWave Software Inc., a leading provider of order automation and catalog management solutions, today announced BSkyB (Sky) in the UK as a new customer. ConceptWave will enable Sky’s strategic initiative to streamline its sales and fulfillment process, reducing time-to-market and cost-of-sale of convergent services offerings including Internet, telephony and television.

The ConceptWave Order Care suite will enable a centralized enterprise-wide catalog management platform for all products and services for Sky. The catalog management solution leverages an existing web-based order entry system, billing system and other operational support platforms with a core central reference data model for all product related information. Sky will be better able to consolidate the sales and fulfillment processes in order to accelerate the roll-out of broadband offerings. ConceptWave’s Product Catalog, with its open interface structure, will support Sky in addressing legacy integration and migration challenges as part of the larger business and systems transformation initiative.

“ConceptWave will enable us to better meet customer demands through a product catalog platform which helps support our business objectives, said Graham Calder, Director of core systems for BSkyB. As Sky continues to deliver innovative entertainment and communications services to its customers, we are confident that ConceptWave will be able to support our evolving requirements.”

With ConceptWave’s Order Care suite, Sky will utilize a business rules engine to model Sky specific business requirements and accelerate deployments. Utilizing web services, ConceptWave Order Care integrates easily within Sky’s current system architecture to achieve transparent integration with existing processes and applications and provides an evolving platform for future enhancements.

“Sky’s implementation of ConceptWave’s Product Catalog will demonstrate the modular nature of our product offerings which enable service providers to easily integrate a new application in the midst of their current BSS/OSS architecture, said Zarar Rana, CEO and President of ConceptWave. Our implementation at Sky enables us to highlight our strength as a provider of catalog management solutions for companies seeking to consolidate, simplify and accelerate deployment of advanced communication services.

About Sky

Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.2 million homes - a third of households across the UK and Ireland - enjoy the very best entertainment, movies, news and sports channels on Sky Digital. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch.

Over 4.6 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and over three quarters of a million homes enjoy the unprecedented picture and sound quality of Sky+ HD, which offers 31 dedicated HD channels. Sky is also the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with over 1.9 million customers taking Sky Broadband and over 1.5 million customers taking Sky Talk.

About ConceptWave Software, Inc.

ConceptWave Software Inc. develops and markets order and catalogue management solutions that improve operational efficiencies and facilitate the rapid delivery of new services for the Communications Service Provider market. ConceptWave Order Care is a highly configurable order handling and product management platform that supports end-to-end flow-through order capture, order management and product lifecycle management through a fully-integrated J2EE/SOA product platform. ConceptWave solutions have been proven in the marketplace with over 20 successful deployments worldwide. ConceptWave Order Care is also sold through OEMs and global system integrator partners. ConceptWave can be reached at 905-405-2188, or on the Web at

ConceptWave and ConceptWave Order Care are registered trademarks of ConceptWave Software Inc.

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Net Insight signs reseller agreement with Nera Telecommunications Ltd in South East Asia

25 March, 2009

Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight today announced a partnership with Nera Telecommunications Ltd (”NeraTel”), one of the leading premier solutions providers for Transmission, Satellite Communications and Infocommunications.

Under the non-exclusive business partner agreement, NeraTel will distribute Net Insight’s Nimbra products in the South East Asian market. NeraTel will be actively promoting Net Insight’s multi-service media transport products as part of turnkey solutions for IP and Media applications for broadcasters and service providers in the region.

“Being a leading system integrator for digital TV and mobile TV networks in the region, we find that Net Insight’s Nimbra state-of-the-art technology is a good complement to our existing product offering in the broadcast and media distribution markets” said Samuel Ang, President & CEO of Nera Telecommunications Ltd. ” We believe the partnership with Net Insight will increase our business opportunities in the Broadcast and Media segment with our existing Telecommunications and Infocomm product offering through an efficient multi-service transport platform.”

“The Asian market is very important to us and we are delighted to see NeraTel teaming up with us to further extend our reach in the region and enabling more competitive and comprehensive turnkey solutions,” said Bengt Hellström, Director Business Development APAC, Net Insight

Headquartered in Singapore, Nera Telecommunications has twelve offices in ten countries and more than 500 employees in the region. Initially the joint Net Insight and NeraTel solutions will be marketed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra(TM) platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 30 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit

About Nera Telecommunications Ltd

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, established in 1978, is a public company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd (”SGX-ST”). NeraTel plays an important role in realizing the global needs of communication. A premier solutions provider, NeraTel offers a comprehensive range of products and services from

Transmission, Satellite Communications to Infocommunications. NeraTel has twelve offices in ten countries in Asia Pacific, serving an established network of customers for more than thirty years.

With communications technology opening gateways to increasing possibilities, NeraTel is well-positioned to provide its customers with exciting solutions from the convergence of telecommunications, info-communications and broadcasting industries.

For more information, visit

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Edgeware Enters IPTV Partnership with World-leading Systems Integrator

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN March 25, 2009 Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for network deployed on-demand TV, today announced a global IPTV cooperation with Ericsson, the world’s leading supplier in telecommunications.

With this agreement, Edgeware is integrating its solid state video-on-demand (VoD) platform with the Ericsson end-to-end IPTV solution and OpenStream Digital Services Platform to enable operators worldwide to easily deploy advanced on-demand TV services. Edgeware’s network-distributed server architecture allows operators to utilize their existing network, even when bandwidth and quality of service (QoS) are limited, by caching popular content close to the viewers.

We are proud to be part of the Ericsson IPTV solution. Partnering with an industry leader like Ericsson gives us a strong global reach and together we are able to provide advanced IPTV solutions to a large number of operators around the world, said Mikael Samuelsson, VP of channel sales at Edgeware.

Edgeware’s industry-leading flash memory-based network server appliances bring a number of additional benefits to operators, such as carrier grade reliability, 99 percent energy savings and the highest stream density on the market 20 Gbps from a single, half rack depth, 1U box. Since early 2007, the Edgeware solution has been deployed by leading Telcos and cable MSOs, as well as Web TV and over the top (OTT) service providers.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the supplier of revolutionary server systems for on-demand TV, setting new industry standards for video streaming over IP. Edgeware enables Video On-Demand (VoD), Time Shifted TV, Web TV and Ad-insertion services, with unmatched scalability and at the lowest investment and operational cost on the market.

In 2006 Edgeware pioneered using flash memory by launching a fully solid state flash memory based network appliance, for truly distributed deployment. By combining solid-state flash memory and hardware accelerated streaming, Edgeware offers the most integrated, reliable and power efficient appliances in the industry. The systems solution includes dynamic asset propagation and management to enable highly scalable and resilient architectures with central clusters in combination with caches distributed deep into the network. Caching popular content close to the viewers means substantial savings on network infrastructure and shortened time to market. Edgewares server systems have been deployed around the globe by leading Telcos and cable MSOs, and more recently by over the top service providers.

The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S.-based office in San Jose, California.

Edgeware is nominated for the 2009 IPTV World Series Awards in two categories:

“Best On-Demand Technology for IPTV” and “Best Internet TV Technology/Solution”.

These solutions will be showcased at IPTV World Forum in London, March 25-27, Booth 226.

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