Enterprise OSS software leader Cramer today announced it has signed a multi-year contract with BellSouth. Under terms of the agreement, Cramer will become a strategic component of BellSouth’s broadband transformation journey, with Cramer’s solution to be deployed across and within all of BellSouth’s network domains.
“We are on our transformation journey to stay ahead of the changing landscape of communications. With competition increasing, the converged, on-demand world requires us to change how we do business,” said Don Hallacy, BellSouth Chief Information Officer- Communications Group. “We are transitioning from our legacy systems to solutions that are flexible enough to support rapid change and reliable enough to reduce operating expenditures and revenue leakage. Cramer delivers on both counts.”
The first domain targeted for migration to Cramer is BellSouth’s IP Domain, which today provides IP-VPN and direct Internet access services to enterprise customers. Cramer will replace a series of legacy systems and databases, maximizing data accuracy between the inventory and the network. When the Cramer solution becomes operational, BellSouth will have an automated solution to order, design and assign, and fulfil a range of IP services – quickly and accurately. The first phase of deployment is on schedule for Spring 2006.
“Controlled migration to a next-generation OSS is an important first step toward next-generation network transformation,” said Guy Dubois, President and CEO, Cramer. “Cramer’s functionality, agility, and scalability will enable BellSouth to manage the complexity associated with next-generation service portfolios, while reducing the time-to-market for innovative new services.”
About BellSouth Corporation
BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth has joint control and 40 percent ownership of Cingular Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless voice and data provider with 54.1 million customers.
Backed by award-winning customer service, BellSouth offers the most comprehensive and innovative package of voice and data services available in the market. Through BellSouth Answers(R), residential and small business customers can bundle their local and long distance service with dial-up and high-speed DSL Internet access, satellite television and Cingular(R) Wireless service. For businesses, BellSouth provides secure, reliable local and long distance voice and data networking solutions. BellSouth also offers print and online directory advertising through The Real Yellow Pages(R) and YELLOWPAGES.COM(TM) from BellSouth.
BellSouth believes that diversity and fostering an inclusive environment are critical in maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. More information about BellSouth can be found at http://www.bellsouth.com.
Cramer is the leading provider of operational support system (OSS) software that is changing the economics of telecom. Cramer offers the industry’s only complete, end-to-end service fulfillment solution, enabling providers to introduce and deliver new products and services quickly and cost effectively. Leading service providers continue to deploy Cramer’s solutions and include BellSouth, Bell Canada, KPN, TDC, Telefonica, TeliaSonera and Vodafone. Cramer has partnerships with industry leaders including Accenture, Alcatel, Ericsson, HP, IBM, Oracle and SAP. Customers can also take advantage of Cramer’s world class consulting, support and education capabilities delivered by Cramer Global Services.
Cramer is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For more information, please go to www.cramer.com.