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HP OpenView Telecom TMN Platform Integrated With NTT Telecom Expertise.

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 1997-- Hewlett-Packard Company and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) today announced that they intend to combine their expertise in Telecom Management Network (TMN) platform development to jointly produce an enhanced TMN solution for a telecommunications-management application. The base functionality for this new joint platform will be provided by the HP OpenView Telecom DM TMN platform.

NTT, one of the largest telecom carriers in the world, will enhance the OpenView Telecom DM TMN platform by integrating functionality specific to its TNMS Kernel Platform. Additionally, NTT says it will redouble its sales and business-development efforts by adopting the HP OpenView Telecom DM TMN platform as the new core of its platform offering.

"We selected HP OpenView Telecom because it is the defacto industry standard," said Tomonori Aoyama, vice president and director of NTT's Optical Network Systems Laboratories. "With a worldwide installed base and extensive support infrastructure, HP brings a wealth of applicable knowledge to the table."

"We value NTT's technology leadership position and believe that, as an OpenView Solution Partner, NTT will help accelerate the penetration of the OpenView Telecom platform in the telecommunications-management-solutions market," said Fred Rampey, HP OpenView Telecom business manager.

The new middleware solution is expected to be distributed and supported by NTT Advanced Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of NTT, and is expected to be available for shipment in September. HP and NTT are currently working to define additional opportunities to jointly market and license management products.

NTT Corporation and its subsidiaries provide Japan's broadest range of telecommunications services, including telephone, telegraph, leased circuit, data communication facility and other services. NTT also sells terminal equipment. NTT has 185,500 employees and had revenue of $51.5 billion ($1=Y121) in its 1996 fiscal year.

Information about NTT's Advanced Technology Corporation can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.ntt.co.jp .

HP's OpenView Program offers users integrated network, system, application and database management for multivendor distributed computing environments. Solutions consist of a broad portfolio of management products from HP and OpenView Partners and a complete set of services to help customers improve service and reduce operating costs.

HP is the world's largest producer of network- and systems-management products, with HP OpenView installed in more than 100,000 networks around the world. There are more than 290 complementary HP OpenView-based management solutions available on a variety of platforms, including HP-UX(1), Sun Solaris, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Windows NT(R) systems.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer of computing, communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 112,800 employees and had revenue of $38.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year.

Information about HP OpenView products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com/go/openview . -0-

Note to Editors: (1) HP-UX 9.X and 10.0 for HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 computers are X/Open(R) Company UNIX(R) 95 branded products. HP-UX 10.20 is an X/Open UNIX 95 branded product.

X/Open is a registered trademark, and the X device is a trademark of X/Open Company Ltd. in the UK and other countries.

UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.

Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.

Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.

Windows NT is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.

CONTACT: Hewlett-Packard Company

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Akira Miura or Kawana Seiichi, 81-3-5359-4220
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