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Dimension Data & Telcordia Technologies to Deliver Next Generation IP Networks

  • 25 September, 2003 15:24

<p>Dimension Data has announced it has signed a global teaming agreement with Telcordia Technologies Inc, the world’s leading provider of Operational Support Systems (OSS). The incorporation of Telcordia’s Managed IP Solution will enhance Dimension Data’s existing offering to service providers by accelerating the roll-out of new value-added business applications, such as voice, data and video services, to customers.</p>
<p>For further information please contact Elizabeth Dawson at Howorth Communications on (02) 9904 4555</p>
<p>DIMENSION DATA TEAMS UP WITH TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES TO DELIVER NEXT GENERATION IP NETWORKS</p>
<p>Sydney, 25 September 2003 – Dimension Data (LSE: DDT), a leading global technology company, has announced it has signed a global teaming agreement with Telcordia Technologies Inc, the world’s leading provider of Operational Support Systems (OSS).</p>
<p>Dimension Data and Telcordia will work jointly to develop, market and deliver fully integrated operations management products and turnkey solutions that enable service providers to realise the maximum investment from their next generation networks on a global scale.</p>
<p>The incorporation of Telcordia’s Managed IP Solution will enhance Dimension Data’s existing offering to service providers by accelerating the roll-out of new value-added business applications, such as voice, data and video services, to customers. Telcordia’s software enables service providers to manage Service Provisioning and Quality of Service (QoS) across a heterogeneous network infrastructure, thereby enhancing customer satisfaction and maximising profits by reducing operational costs.</p>
<p>The partnership supports Dimension Data’s global footprint and expertise in the IP-migration and network management space and enhances the 24 by 7 monitoring of carrier-grade business critical infrastructures. Dimension Data’s current IP/OSS delivery capabilities are further extended by Telcordia’s network management functionality. This combined, best-in-class partnership delivers to customers a truly global, scaleable choice for evolving new IP services to market under current capital and operational expense limitations.</p>
<p>Gerry Dehkes, Group Senior Vice President, Channels, Partners and Alliances Management, Telcordia commented: “Dimension Data is one of the world’s largest IP network solution providers with a strong footprint in the European, Asian and African markets. This relationship optimises the deep network management expertise of both companies by delivering a truly global and scaleable choice to service providers in order to bring new services to market quickly and efficiently.”</p>
<p>Mahmud Noormohamed, global CEO for Service Provider Solutions (SPS) at Dimension Data commented: “We are committed to providing service providers with solutions that help them both save money and drive revenues. Telcordia’s Managed IP Solution adds superior operations management to IP networks, enabling service providers to leverage their assets through optimising the performance of their IP infrastructure. This is a relationship formed with a joint goal of providing excellence in service delivery.”</p>
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<p>About Dimension Data
Dimension Data Holdings plc (LSE: DDT) is a leading global technology company. The Group provides solutions and services that optimise and manage the performance of IT infrastructures to enable business to build competitive advantage. To achieve this, the Group delivers solutions using its proprietary ‘Application Network’ architectural framework and its expertise in networking, application integration and managed services.</p>
<p>Dimension Data, founded in 1983, had revenues of $2.1 billion in 2002 and operates in 30+ countries with over 8,000 employees.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Elizabeth Dawson
Howorth Communications
Tel: 02 9904 4533
Email: pr@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>Martin Aungle
Dimension Data Australia
Tel: 02 8249 5502
Email: martin.aungle@didata.com.au</p>

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