Actix Acquires ComOpt to Create the Premier Wireless Performance Optimization Company and the Industry's First End-to-End Voice and IP Performance Engineering Solution Capability.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
RESTON, Va. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2004
-- Actix and ComOpt are uniquely positioned to address the key
business drivers facing wireless operators today; the need to
squeeze more out of existing networks and to accelerate next
generation service revenues
Actix, the global provider of wireless network performance engineering software, has acquired ComOpt, a leading provider of automated au·to·mate
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2. wireless optimization optimization
Field of applied mathematics whose principles and methods are used to solve quantitative problems in disciplines including physics, biology, engineering, and economics. solutions. The combined products of Actix and ComOpt represent the wireless industry's only end-to-end, vendor independent, performance engineering solutions set. For all major wireless technologies, including 3G, they address every aspect of performance engineering from systems verification to optimization and troubleshooting Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving. It is the systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved. Troubleshooting is often a process of elimination - eliminating potential causes of a problem. , using drive test, protocol and predicted data, across voice and multi-media services.
This acquisition --which brings together two of the leading vendor independent performance software specialists --is a significant development for the wireless industry. Performance engineering is a key part of the operator workflow, where operators are seeking to maximize the return on existing investment, rapidly deploy new services, maximize the use of available spectrum and bridge the customer experience gap. Performance engineering is complementary to OSS Oss (ôs), city (1994 pop. 62,141), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands; chartered 1399. It is a significant industrial center. Manufactures include meat products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, and metalware. but where OSS hides engineering detail through aggregation, limiting the ability of engineers to 'drill down' and fix specific problems, performance engineering solutions facilitate analysis and decision making to improve the customer experience of 3G services. This enables operators to proactively make changes based on a detailed understanding of the network and services.
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hellgrammiate , Actix CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. said: "Actix and ComOpt have created a major new force offering intelligent performance engineering solutions for wireless focused on the key business challenges facing operators today -- squeezing more out of existing networks and realizing service revenues from new technology networks. Like Actix, ComOpt is profitable and growing fast and both management teams are convinced that the synergies will make us both even stronger. Combined, our solutions will enable operators to master the interaction of highly complex new technologies, allowing them to accelerate the rollout of new revenue-generating services and provide a high quality service to their customers."
Joachim Samuelsson, ComOpt Managing Director, added: "This move will not only accelerate our growth plans, through synergies with Actix's sales, marketing and global distribution resources, but also provide an excellent product fit. ComOpt's automatic optimization solutions are already established market leaders and widely regarded as the best in class. Together, our products effectively complete the picture for operators seeking an intelligent performance engineering solution portfolio that will help them to achieve performance targets right across today's network technologies through to next generation service offerings."
Both Actix and ComOpt have maintained strong and profitable growth throughout recent periods of industry-wide reductions in capital expenditure. Together the companies now have over 200 operators and the vast majority of wireless systems vendors as customers, together with some 5,000 individual users. Both companies have offices in the UK/Europe, the US, and Asia.
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A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. founded in 1991, Actix is the international market-leader in Wireless Performance Engineering software. Actix solutions address two of the biggest issues facing wireless operators today: the need to squeeze more out of their existing network investments and the race to generate significant new revenue from wireless data services.
Actix Intelligent Performance Engineering solutions enable wireless operators and manufacturers to e network performance, enhance service quality and gain detailed awareness of the customer experience. The company's vendor-independent solutions analyze data from all major wireless vendors and technologies, from 2G to 3G. Applications include: network performance troubleshooting, verification of customer-perceived service quality; competitive analysis and accelerated new-technology rollout.
Over 5,000 engineers from more than 200 operators globally - including Verizon, Orange, Vodafone, SKT SKT Socket
SKT South Korea Telecom
SKT Specialty Knowledge Test (USAF)
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SKT Small Kill Team (US DoD) Korea, Hutchinson 3G and T-Mobile - depend upon Actix software everyday to improve their wireless operations. Actix has offices in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , United Kingdom, Asia Pacific and China. For more information, see www.actix.com.
ComOpt is the world leader in automatic optimization applications for wireless operators. The software applications on which the company's notable success is built are called CellOpt(R). They allow wireless operators to optimize optimize - optimisation intelligently the performance of their radio networks automatically, enabling the best return on investment in radio spectrum, network infrastructure and human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. . CellOpt allows cell planners to do automatically what previously they could only do manually, by trial and error.
ComOpt's integrated automatic optimization platform, founded upon its unrivalled approach to Automatic Frequency Planning (AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. ), now extends its 'best in class' capabilities for 2G, 2.5G and 3G networks, with Automatic Cell Planning (ACP (Associate Computing Professional) The award for successful completion of an examination in computers offered by the ICCP. It is geared to newcomers in the computing field. For more information, visit www.iccp.org.
ACP - Algebra of Communicating Processes ) and Intelligent Quality (IQ) optimization providing Key Performance Indicator (KPI KPI Key Performance Indicator
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KPI King Pin Inclination (vehicle steering geometry angle) ) driven optimization and analysis. CellOpt applications are used in more than 200 wireless markets in over 30 countries. For more information see www.comopt.com.