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Alcatel and Motive join forces to meet Triple Play digital home management challenge

  • 22 April, 2005 15:22

<p>Alcatel and Motive join forces to meet Triple Play digital home management challenge</p>
<p>Sydney April 22 2005 — Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Motive, Inc. (NADSAQ: MOTV) today announced a joint marketing and development agreement that will give service providers worldwide the ability to solve a critical piece of the next-generation broadband services puzzle in a multi-vendor environment: the remote management of home networking devices that deliver Triple Play services (IP-based voice, video, data).</p>
<p>As part of this relationship, the companies will enhance their existing products by jointly developing, marketing and selling a single software solution for automating the deployment, configuration and support of advanced home networking devices called residential gateways, regardless of vendor, platform or operating system.</p>
<p>Triple Play services depend on a more sophisticated infrastructure that includes residential gateways for connecting the provider’s network to multiple devices in millions of subscriber homes. All of these devices are subject to constant change, creating a dynamic, highly distributed, new architecture that makes it challenging to deliver and manage a high volume of services. In order to profitably deliver, support and maintain these services, providers must extend their network visibility and control into the residential gateway and all of its connection points. Furthermore, they must ensure a simplified experience for consumers for who quality of service requirements are higher than ever before.</p>
<p>“Delivering IP-based Triple Play services to the home requires a totally new management paradigm that can address the varied support requirements for each service while keeping things simple for consumers,” said Michael Greeson, president, principal analyst for The Diffusion Group. “By joining forces, Alcatel and Motive are uniquely positioned to help service providers automate home gateway provisioning, reduce the complexities associated with gateway management, and stimulate end-user adoption of next-generation services.”</p>
<p>“Effective home network management is a must-have for service providers to profitably deliver Triple Play services. Our agreement with Motive is a further step in making these services a reality for our customers and their end-users.” said Michel Rahier, who is in charge of Alcatel’s fixed communications activities.</p>
<p>“The advancement of broadband technology provides tremendous new opportunities for service providers seeking to grow and expand their business in a highly competitive climate,” said Scott Harmon, CEO at Motive, Inc. “Our relationship with Alcatel will help operators worldwide implement Triple Play strategies that bring new information, communication and entertainment services to consumers, enabled by the combination of powerful broadband network solutions and customer service management technologies.”</p>
<p>About Motive, Inc.
Motive, Inc. has pioneered a unique approach to designing management services into Internet-era networks, systems and applications. Motive’s software makes complex products and services self-managing, reducing overhead costs and optimising customers’ return on investment. Companies worldwide have relied on Motive’s software to provide a range of problem remediation and configuration management tasks for more than 40 million endpoints. Founded in 1997, Motive is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to the planned integration of the companies' products and the expected benefits of those products. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things: (i) the technical challenges and time and effort involved in the development and integration, (ii) the continued cooperation between the companies, (iii) the ability of the software to produce results for customers, and (iv) the companies’ ability to achieve broad adoption and acceptance of the products. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors associated with our business can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at Statements included in this press release are based upon information known to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to update any information contained in this press release.</p>
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