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HP and Nokia Deliver Integrated Service Quality Assurance Solution for Mobile Operators and Service Providers


HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced an integrated service quality assurance solution for mobile operators and service providers that is designed to provide integrated service management of telecommunications and IT environments.

Combining the strengths of HP and Nokia's technologies, software and consulting services, the solution offers service providers a single view over voice and data infrastructures, enabling a substantial reduction in operational costs and an increase in service quality and customer satisfaction.

The solution leverages the Nokia NetAct™ Framework, a centralized operation support system for mobile telecom management, and the innovative HP Integrated Service Management (ISM) solution, which is based on the HP OpenView services management product suite, to monitor, control and report the health of services and infrastructure across various IT boundaries.

The result is the ability to maintain functions across all layers of the service environment -- including the network, systems, applications, service and the Internet. The solution also can be delivered with default service-level indicators, which can be amended to suit operators' individual requirements.

As service providers transition their networks from 2G to 3G systems, a comprehensive solution is critical to manage converging environments. The HP and Nokia solution enables service providers to transition more quickly from network to service management and from solely managing voice services to managing voice and data services together. Combined with HP's consulting services, the companies' solution offers integration expertise with comprehensive and customized service for telcos and service providers.

"Nokia is strongly committed to delivering cost-saving network management systems and tools," said Jorma Häkkinen, vice president, Nokia Networks. "By moving from traditional 2G network management to packet-core and 3G systems, the convergence of traditional network management and IP/IT network management will become a reality. Nokia believes that this solution with HP combines the best expertise of the two companies and meets the challenges of a converging management environment for the benefit of our customers."

Finnish mobile operator Radiolinja has established a single organization for IT and telecommunications operations called Radiolinja Aava, an HP and Nokia customer. "From the beginning we have been developing tools and operational processes that support our integrated services," said Jarmo Jätyri, chief executive officer, Radiolinja Aava. "We are delighted to see market leaders from the IT and telco worlds coming together to provide a solution that supports our vision."

"The next generation of mobile service providers will excel by providing the best total customer experience," said Michele Campriani, worldwide marketing manager, HP Network and Service Provider Organization. "HP and Nokia have combined their respective knowledge of mobility and IT/IP infrastructure into a solution that will give mobile service providers a higher level of confidence and the ability to deliver services that meet customer quality expectations."

HP and Nokia customers and partners will be on hand at HP's booth (No. 25) and Nokia's booth (No. 80) at TeleManagement World in Nice, May 13-16, where the two companies will demonstrate their integrated service quality assurance solution.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet, Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.

About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. The merged company had combined revenue of approximately $81.7 billion in fiscal 2001 and operations in more than 160 countries. Information about HP and its products can be found at http://www.hp.com.


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