ATLANTA, GA - November 6, 2007 : - GE Energy has announced that its Smallworld Physical Network Inventory* software is now integrated with Amdocs Operations Support Systems (OSS) solutions. The integrated solution is designed to provide service providers with a single, unified planning solution that ensures physical and logical resources are planned and rolled out efficiently to better support next generation service demand.
The integration of Smallworld solutions with the Amdocs service and resource planning products enables providers to easily identify underutilized network resources and forthcoming shortfalls and to execute proactive planning that is based on trending and forecasting. This integration offers a complete network planning solution, which covers both the physical and logical network and IT resources. As a result, service providers can reduce unnecessary spending on network resources, which can now be deployed "just in time" to meet service demand.
GE Energy has worked with Cramer, Amdocs OSS Division, to develop a more seamless integration between Amdocs network resource management and planning products to provide service providers with the integrated solutions required for the deployment of next generation services. This integrated solution features products from both GE Energy and Amdocs, notably the Smallworld Bearer Management* solution and the Cramer Engineering Adapter for Smallworld Physical Network Inventory. The integrated solution has already been delivered to a major convergent service provider.
Bob Gilligan, general manager for GE Energy's transmission and distribution business stated, "The combination of spatially accurate inventory, integrated design intelligence and strategic decision support is what service providers need to control the deployment of their network and establish a 'service-ready' network that's in the right place at the right time to meet customers' needs."
"The challenge for service providers is the ability to optimize network planning to ensure that resources are allocated appropriately to meet changing demand," said Charles Born, vice president of corporate communications, Amdocs. "Amdocs and GE Energy have introduced a powerful combination of solutions that will enable service providers to achieve greater efficiency in their planning and fulfillment processes, with shorter planning cycles, reduced order fallout and more efficient capital and operational expenditures."
Amdocs offers a combined Business Support Systems (BSS) and OSS solution that delivers complete visibility of the customer, the network and the service. The combination helps facilitate service providers' transition from legacy to next-generation networks and systems, and helps them rapidly launch new converged services that quickly turn network investment into service revenue. Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation, enabling world-leading service providers to deliver an integrated, innovative and the intentional customer experience(TM) -- at every point of service.
About GE Energy
GE Energy (www.ge.com/energy) is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2006 revenue of $19 billion. Based in Atlanta, Ga., GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels. Numerous GE Energy products are certified under ecomagination, GE's corporate-wide initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges.
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