Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Italtel Partners with Accenture on NGN Solutions

Italtel and Accenture agreed to jointly develop next-generation solutions for telecommunications service providers in Europe and South America.

The two companies will integrate Italtel's products, which support the IMS standard, with Accenture Communications Solutions to help service providers bring next-generation services to market more quickly.

Accenture offers a suite of business solutions that provide telecommunications service providers with ready-to-use, pre-packaged components that include a robust common integration framework and are aligned with industry standards.

Products to be included in the ACS suite are:

  • i-UDB - Italtel Universal Data Base, which is a unique common database for the storage and handling of all subscriber information.

  • i-SSW - Italtel Softswitch, which is a next-generation multi-service system based on an open architecture.

The co-development agreement builds on the existing relationship between Accenture and Italtel, who recently teamed to develop a converged services capability for next-generation networks solution at Telecom Italia. At the heart of Telecom Italia's services is a unified database that Accenture and Italtel integrated to provide a fast, scalable and reliable, centralized database that helps manage high volumes of customer profiles in real-time to facilitate innovative services. This agreement will allow Italtel to address a broader complement of business challenges through synergistic co-development around Accenture's framework for the development of next-generation services and applications.

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