Telco 2.0™ Executive Brainstorm
Reducing Friction in the Digital Economy
Acropolis Congress and Exposition Centre in Nice, France
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STL Partners Ltd

Platinum Partners
Amdocs
BT
Openet
Juniper Networks

Gold Partners
Alcatel-Lucent
Buongiorno
Infonova
Nokia Siemens Networks
Oracle
SAP

Silver Partners
detica
Jaduka
Martin Dawes

Bronze Sponsor
Aepona
Transverse

In partnership with
TelecomTV
TM Forum
GSM Association
Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG)
DESS Consulting
Mobile Entertainment Forum

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Platinum Partners

Amdocs Interactive

Amdocs is the leader in customer experience systems innovation, enabling world-leading service providers to deliver an integrated, innovative and intentional customer experience™ - at every point of service. Amdocs provides solutions that combine the software, service and expertise to help our customers execute their strategies and achieve service, operational and financial excellence. Our unique business model focuses on enabling our customers to create differentiation and build brand, loyalty, profitability and competitive leadership. Amdocs solutions ensure a consistent experience across every point of service, integrate customer and operational processes in real time, and can deliver any service over any network with any financial model. A global company with revenue of $3.16 billion in fiscal 2008, Amdocs has more than 17,000 employees serving customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com.

BT

BT is Europe's largest and most successful wholesaler and a key enabler of growth and innovation for the communications industry and UK plc. BT Wholesale is focused on meeting the needs of 700 CP customers in the UK and on leveraging BT's economies of scale and capability to help them succeed.

BT Wholesale contributes over 20% of BT Group's revenue and profit through a portfolio of transit, data, broadband and value added services and a growing Managed Solutions business. It is is rapidly becoming a next generation communication business, building on BT's 21st century network platform strategy and an active programme of portfolio renewal for the future and Web 2.0 world.

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

Openet

Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event-processing and transaction-management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the company's solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity.

Through its open architecture and modular design, the award-winning FusionWorks™ FrameWork serves as the scalable foundation for a range of Openet products; Convergent Mediation, Convergent Charging, Network Edge Rating, Balance Manager, and Policy Manger.

A global company, Openet implementations include long-running engagements with the world's leading service providers such as BT, Orange, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Telstra.

Gold Partners

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move.

With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: www.alcatel-lucent.com

Buongiorno

Buongiorno (Italy, MTA STAR: BNG) is the multinational leader in mobile content and digital entertainment. The Company counts on an unparalleled international presence with 24 offices and business in 57 countries in 5 continents, 200 direct connections with +120 telcos and access to over 2 billion mobile customers. Buongiorno is market leader in Europe and is one of the top 3 players in 8 of the world's most important geographies. Buongiorno is also present in Russia and Pacific Asia (India, Vietnam and Philippines) through the Joint Venture with the Japanese group Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The Company operates with two business lines: mobile value-added services distributed directly - through its brand BlinkoGold for Mobile Content services and through its Mobile Social Networking brand peoplesound - as well as through partnerships with leading telcos and media groups (Consumer Services) - and digital marketing services referred to as sponsored content (Marketing Services).

For more information about Buongiorno, please visit their websites, www.buongiorno.com and www.peoplesound.com

Infonova

Infonova Implementations to-date
The Infonova Next Generation BSS is a proven Order-to-Cash platform that has been implemented for fixed line incumbents, tier 2 aggregators / attackers, cable operators, mobile "MVNO" bureau, utilities and Content players. These implementations illustrate capabilities to support highly complex product & bundling billing scenarios with online rules based configuration, for example: event, usage, royalty sharing, micro, geographic band & time of day charging, alacarte, prepaid, post paid and mostly paid.

Case studies attest to great results: Telekom Austria's triple and quad plays were delivered in record time – in 16 weeks & 12 weeks respectively. Zero Touch Automation of MPLS (NGN's critical plumbing) has delivered significant business outcomes. MDCC illustrates how Infonova product management can design, test & implement new price plans to respond to competitors’ new pricing schemes in hours not weeks.

Infonova platforms offer an improved customer order to cash experience with configurable sophistication and due to high levels of automation, a low cost to serve.

Infonova Latest Platform
Launched in May 2008, Infonova's Next Generation BSS Release 6 is Telco 2.0 ready. Release 6:

  • delivers Virtualization and White-Labeling of Infonova's Next Generation BSS proven Order-to-Cash product
  • aggregates, bundles and bills for products / services across multiple technologies (both IP & legacy) from both a carrier's own network / services as well as wholesale suppliers (including full re-pricing functionality)
  • enables multiple independent brands to operate on one single BSS stack including highly automated functionality to add new brands & sales channels
  • delivers a "quote to cash&" online experience for the customer, managing the process from sales to collections, and
  • can be deployed to support both a bureau operator as well as retail operators.

It provides the operator with the power to address business opportunities created by the converging value chains of telco, media, ICT and e-commerce and supports the operation of independent brands on one single BSS stack.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

Oracle

Oracle is #1 in Communications globally with 20 of the world's top 20 communications companies running Oracle applications. Oracle Communications integrates industry-specific BSS and OSS solutions with a standards-based service delivery portfolio, as well as the capabilities of Oracle's industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, and carrier-grade middleware and database technologies. Oracle Communications enables service providers to deliver next generation convergent services rapidly, increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, and reduce costs in the business and the network. Oracle.com/communications

SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With approximately 75,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol 'SAP'. (For more information, visit www.sap.com)

For communications companies - whether focused on telecommunications services or media content - these are challenging times. Markets are saturated with new offerings, and margins continue to diminish. In response, communications service providers (CSPs) are concentrating on improving offers of voice, content, and data services. These offers have the best chances of being accepted when they are attractive to the customer - and made in real time and through the right channel. SAP is in a strong position to help CSPs, with products that enable requisite functionality for real-time offer management optimised within the context of enterprise processes.

*SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.

Silver Partners

detica

Detica specialises in helping government and corporate clients collect, manage and analyse information to reveal intelligence, maintain security, manage risk and strengthen resilience in today's complex operating environment.

By combining technological innovation with in-depth industry knowledge, we have developed a range of world-class solutions centred on our expertise in information exploitation, security and resilience, threat intelligence and customer insight. In these areas, our business and technical consultants offer a range of services from strategy formulation through people and process change to the development, delivery and support of software and hardware technology. Our understanding of today's information-intensive challenges has also led us to develop a range of specialist services and products based on our unique intellectual property.

Detica delivers projects of significant scale across government, financial services and telecoms markets in the UK, US and continental Europe. For further information, please visit www.detica.com.

Jaduka

Jaduka On-Demand Customer Communications Services target business process optimization by blending real-time communications into critical workflows. Delivered over the Web, our time-sensitive notifications, event-triggered alerts, ad-hoc conferencing functionality and Web site call support help companies increase sales, decrease response times and reduce operating costs across the enterprise. Jaduka offers frictionless integration, pay-as-you-go billing and zero capital expenditures. Accessed by companies a million times daily, the Jaduka API supports over 1 billion accounts. For more information, please visit: www.Jaduka.com.

Martin Dawes

Martin Dawes Systems specialises in delivering advanced billing, customer management and data analytics solutions to the convergent communications market. We consistently deliver complex projects on time and to budget.

Combining process innovation with robust and proven systems, Martin Dawes Systems offers attractive propositions that help build customer loyalty, improve efficiency and increase revenue for telecommunications, media and web players. Choosing our Managed Service also streamlines implementation, reduces operational impact and helps control CAPEX and OPEX.

Headquartered in the UK, we have offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific from which we support customers, including Vodafone, O2 and BT, internationally.

Bronze Sponsor

Aepona

Aepona provides software products and solutions to Telcos globally, empowering them to fully embrace the emerging Network as a Service (NaaS) business model and unleash the full potential of their network assets.

Headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland with offices in North America, the UK and Europe, Aepona's products have been deployed by Tier 1 operators such as France Telecom/Orange, Sprint, Vimpelcom, Bharti Airtel, TELUS, TDC, BT and KPN, in networks supporting several hundred million subscribers worldwide.

Aepona's core product offering, the Universal Service Platform, enables the transition to NaaS by allowing operators to securely publish their network capabilities - communications, information and intelligence - to the outside world as Web Services-based APIs, enabling thousands of 3rd parties to telecom-enable both Enterprise business processes and web-based consumer services.

Aepona's solution provides the crucial bridge between the Web / IT and Telecoms domains, creating new channels to market and opening up new revenue sources from existing network assets. New services can be developed and rolled out faster than ever before, and can be seamlessly deployed across mobile, fixed, circuit-switched and IP/IMS networks.

Aepona is also the technology provider for the GSM Association's "OneAPI" initiative.

Transverse

Transverse is the leader in providing low-cost, carrier-grade business support solutions (BSS). Unlike traditional providers, Transverse's flexible, end-to-end solution leverages cutting-edge technologies and the most advanced open source software enabling service providers to easily deploy new revenue streams. Transverse reduces the high capex and opex risks associated with making changes to BSS systems, ends vendor lock-in by giving access to the product's source code, and drastically reduces TCO.

Transverse supports on-site and SaaS deployment models for wireless, wireline, WiMAX, VoIP, IMS and converged networks. Transverse delivers its solution through value-added services that include implementation, documentation, training and on-going support and maintenance using a dual license model. www.gotransverse.com.

 

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