Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Cramer's OSS Selected for BT's 21CN

Cramer was awarded a multi-million pound contract to supply its OSS for BT's groundbreaking 21st Century Network (21CN) initiative, which will transform BT's entire circuit-switched infrastructure into a single "converged" IP core network. Cramer will provide its full suite of telecom operations and network management software. The agreement affirms Cramer as one of BT's strategic enterprise application OSS partners alongside Amdocs/Clarify, Siebel, BEA, Oracle and Geneva.

Cramer software will support both BT's domestic and global network operations, across all its major operating divisions including BT Wholesale, BT Retail, and BT Global Services.

Cramer said the landmark contract is the largest in its history. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • In June 2004, BT outlined a five-year timetable for migrating its circuit-based voice services to IP. The mass migration of customers from PSTN to IP will begin in 2006 and, by 2008, BT expects a majority of the transformation will be completed. BT's 21CN initiative aims to migrate the company's existing multiple, service specific networks to a single converged multi-service IP based network. It includes work towards increasing the bandwidth of services provided over the copper access network as well as the trials of FTTP.


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