SOURCE: Aricent


November 16, 2009 18:00 ET

Aricent Executives to Present at Telecoms World Middle East

Communications Industry Leaders to Discuss WiMAX Roll Outs and How to Improve the Customer Experience

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Aricent™, a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, announced today that its Assistant Vice President, Kapil Singhal, and Vice President, Hamid Modarressi, will be presenting at Telecoms World Middle East, taking place November 16-19, 2009 in Dubai.

Singhal will be participating in the panel discussion, "Excelling in customer experience as a key growth strategy." The panel will focus on how to grow and retain key corporate customers and marketing segments by moving away from the "all you can eat" business model.

Modarressi's presentation, "WiMAX - zero to revenue in 30 days," will examine the challenges and solutions faced by operators in emerging markets that are deploying wireless broadband technologies. He will give real world examples of operators who have quickly rolled out WiMAX networks cost effectively and built a highly scalable OSS/BSS architecture to rapidly offer new services. Modarressi will also cover ways to handle subscriber growth without compromising the overall user experience and will speak to how operators can provide flexibility to quickly launch new services and fine tune business models.


-- "Excelling in customer experience as a key growth strategy," will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. GMT

-- "WiMAX - zero to revenue in 30 Days," will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 12:20 p.m. GMT


-- Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, PO Box 11416, Dubai, UAE


-- Kapil Singhal, AVP, Sales & Regional Head - EMEA, Aricent

Singhal has successfully built visibility and an increased market share for Aricent in the Telecoms, IT and software industry working with major Telcos, OEMs and device manufacturers in the EMEA market. He spearheaded the launch of Aricent's Telco solutions and services practice, winning some of the largest Mobile and Fixed service providers in Western & Northern Europe. He has carefully weaved business model innovation with technology capabilities and delivered significant value to Aricent's customers helping on both cost and revenue drivers. Singhal Challenges traditional operations models and leads radically new ones from the front, which is demonstrated in his passion for the Software industry. Singhal holds a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and MBA from the London Business School.

-- Hamid Modarressi, Vice President, Business Support Systems, Aricent

Modarressi brings over 20 years of experience to his position at Aricent and is responsible for Aricent's Business Support Systems (BSS) practice. He has extensive experience in directing, building, staffing and integrating large IT organizations, and managing complex software development and system deployment projects. His operational experience includes managing large data centers running multiple critical business applications in a 24X7 operational environment. Prior to Aricent, Modarressi has held a variety of senior roles including VP and CIO of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and Executive Director at NYNEX Science & Technology. He was also one of the founders and CIO of Everest Broadband Networks where he directed the planning, development and implementation of the systems infrastructure for the company. Modarressi holds a BSEE and MBA from Columbia University.

About Telecoms World Middle East:

Telecoms World Middle East brings key decision makers of the leading regional operators together to discuss their current position, their growth strategies and how they intend to invest in their future. Regional and International experts will engage in high-level panel sessions and present best practice case studies, which are invaluable to benchmarking and planning your strategy for the future.

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About Aricent:

Aricent is a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications. Aricent combines the leading innovation capabilities of frog design with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a strategic supplier to the world's foremost infrastructure, application and service providers. The company's investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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