HP Helps VIVACOM Integrate Fixed and Mobile Networks for Better Services
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HPtoday announced that VIVACOM Bulgaria is using HP solutions andexpertise to build a next-generation intelligent network (NGIN)that can increase efficiency and deliver a better, morepersonalized experience for more than 600,000 prepaid and virtualprivate network customers.
VIVACOM is a majortelecommunications provider in Bulgaria, offering a range ofservices in fixed and mobile voice, broadband data and television.By moving to NGIN, which includes support for voice-over-InternetProtocol (VOIP)-based applications, VIVACOM strengthens existingservices and opens the way to future services that take advantageof real-time capabilities in the network.
Working with VIVACOM, HPconsolidated its different networks at the service layer, using thestandards-based HP NGIN solution. With a single platform linkingthe network service layers in both core network and IT domains,VIVACOM can control all services – voice, data and messaging – inreal time, and manage prepaid billing.
With HP NGIN, VIVACOMachieves three key benefits:
- rapid rollout of new, integrated services across allnetworks;
- increased revenue generation by allowing the bundling ofattractive, cross-network promotions for all users; and
- reduced operating costs.
“Our No. 1 priority iscustomer satisfaction, and our integrated network platform is a keybuilding block,” said Bernard Moscheni, chief executive officer,VIVACOM. “Convergence is happening on many levels, and HP’s deepexpertise in both core network and IT technologies was instrumentalin the success of the project.”
The consolidated platformalso provides an open, flexible development environment, allowingVIVACOM and third parties to create new services moreefficiently.
“VIVACOM is able to offerBulgarian customers more innovative services with a consolidatednetwork platform driven by HP NGIN,” said Erwan Menard, vicepresident and general manager, Communications and Media Solutions,HP. “With deep expertise in both IT and telecom, HP can be acatalyst for the transformational strategies that lead togrowth.”
The HP NGIN solutionintegrates network and IT domains, and includes:
- HP Universal Signaling Platform for network integration
- HP OpenCall Convergent Communication Platform for real-timeexecution
- HP OpenCall Media Platform for rich media interaction
- HP Convergent VPN (virtual private network)
- HP Virtual PBX (virtual private exchange)
- HP BladeSystem servers running carrier-grade Linux
More information isavailable at www.hp.com/cms.
VIVACOM is the trademark ofthe Bulgarian Telecommunications Company AD (BTC), Bulgaria’sincumbent telecoms operator. The company offers a full range oftelecom services – fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internetand data transfer. It has the country’s largest and best-developedtelecom infrastructure. VIVACOM’s converged services are availablein over 1,000 outlets of the operator and its dealers throughoutBulgaria. For more information about VIVACOM and its products andservices, please visit www.vivacom.bg.
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