CTC Communications Selects Telcordia Technologies to Deliver Next Generation Network Solution.Business/Technology Editors
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2000
Telcordia(TM) Call Agent to Deliver Voice Over CTC CTC - Cornell Theory Center IntelliNET
Communications software (communications, software) communications software - Application programs, operating system components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These different software components might be classified according to the functions within the Open Systems and solutions provider Telcordia Technologies, Inc. today announced it has signed agreements to deliver software, professional services and procurement services to build a state-of-the-art Next Generation Network for CTC Communications, Waltham, Mass., a fast growing Integrated Communications Provider (ICP (1) (Internet Cache Protocol) A protocol used by one proxy server to query another for a cached Web page without having to go to the Internet to retrieve it. See CARP and proxy server. ).
The contract, totaling $25 million in revenues, includes delivery of the Telcordia(TM) Call Agent, a Class 5 switch alternative that will serve as the core software framework for CTC's IntelliNET, delivering a high-speed, broadband network to medium-to-large sized enterprises. IntelliNET is allowing customers to consolidate voice, data, Internet and video over a single high-speed ATM facility at the customer site. This will allow customers to save money, improve data performance and take advantage of innovative, differentiating services that CTC will be able to offer.
The Telcordia Call Agent is first to market for delivering the promise of Next Generation broadband services. It is currently in production, providing voice services over both IP and ATM networks for a major U.S. carrier and two North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. cable operators. This proven software will now be a part of CTC's advanced, reliable technology services. IntelliNET customers will enjoy a carrier-grade, "24 x 7" broadband network with the universal IP connectivity. The Call Agent will bring a rich set of telephony services, including CLASS(TM) software features, PBX (Private Branch eXchange) An inhouse telephone switching system that interconnects telephone extensions to each other as well as to the outside telephone network (PSTN). interoperability and most critically, public switched telephone network (PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) The worldwide voice telephone network. Once only an analog system, the heart of most telephone networks today is all digital. In the U.S. ) interoperability.
"We have selected Telcordia after reviewing several call agent platforms," said Frederic Kunzi, chief technology officer, CTC. "Telcordia provides a clear road ahead with its architecture and product development which is very important as CTC develops and implements its Class 5 initiative. Telcordia's role in our Next Generation Network Solution will allow our customers to enjoy the local services they have presently and provide the platform for some exciting future applications."
"CTC has an aggressive business plan that calls for advanced technology to enable Class 5 switching capabilities on its packet based network infrastructure. The Call Agent is a proven product and Telcordia is uniquely positioned to satisfy CTC's demanding market launch schedule," said Steve Chappell, corporate vice president of Services and Business Management Systems, Telcordia. "The Telcordia Call Agent is a highly scalable, fault tolerant computing platform that is doing the job previously done by a class 5 local office switch."
About Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
Telcordia Technologies, Inc., an SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com. company, is one of the world's largest providers of operations support systems Operations Support Systems (also called Operational Support Systems or OSS) are computer systems used by telecommunications service providers. The term OSS most frequently describes "network systems" dealing with the telecom network itself, supporting processes such , network software and consulting and engineering services to the telecommunications industry. The Telcordia software organization, comprised of Operations Support Systems and Service and Business Management Systems, has been ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001-certified and has been assessed at Level 5, the highest level of the Capability Maturity Model(R), an industry standard for measuring software development processes that was developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University, at Pittsburgh, Pa.; est. 1967 through the merger of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (founded 1900, opened 1905) and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research (founded 1913). . A leader in the development of Next Generation Network technologies, Telcordia employs more than 6,500 professionals and has revenues of more than $1.5 billion. Telcordia (www.telcordia.com) is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey Morristown is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 18,544. Its estimated population in 2004 was 18,842. It is the county seat of Morris CountyGR6. , US with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America and Asia Pacific.
CTC is a rapidly growing, full-service Integrated Communications Provider (ICP) located in Waltham, Massachusetts. CTC is delivering converged voice, data, Internet and video solutions to medium and larger business customers in the most robust telecommunications region in the world -- the Washington D.C.-to-Boston corridor. Designated by Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine as one of the top "one hundred fastest growing U.S. technology companies," CTC was serving more than 13,000 customers with 314,000+ access lines as of March 31, 2000. Central to the Company's performance and future growth is its Cisco-powered IP+ATM Integrated Communications Network (ICN ICN International Council of Nurses. ) named IntelliNET(sm), which is deployed from Maine to Maryland. CTC can be found on the Internet at www.ctcnet.com
(R) Capability Maturity Model is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University