SOURCE: Kabira Technologies, Inc.

Kabira Technologies, Inc.

December 07, 2009 07:00 ET

Kabira® Enhances Its Leading Kabira Provisioning and Service Activation™ Solution by Integrating With Aktavara's Dynamic Network Inventory Technology

Integration Brings New Level of Simplification and Automation to Network Resource Management for Wireless and Broadband Service Providers

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Kabira Technology announced a technology partnership with OSS software vendor Aktavara today at TMForum's Management World Americas. This partnership will integrate Aktavara's x.akta dynamic network inventory management technology into the widely implemented Kabira Provisioning and Service Activation (KPSA) solution. By pre-integrating x:akta into KPSA, Kabira is providing a comprehensive service fulfillment solution, enabling wireless and broadband service providers to reduce implementation costs while accelerating time-to-market for new services.

Understanding and managing changing network inventory plays a critical role in how operators can focus on their operational and capital efficiency and to quickly introduce new services and technologies. Asset tracking and reporting are also critical considerations with regard to how operators comply with regulatory requirements. Unfortunately, most network inventories used today are expensive and difficult to maintain to the high standards of precision and accuracy required by telecommunications service providers.

By seamlessly integrating x:akta technology within KPSA, Kabira can now provide its clients with up-to-date and detailed end-to-end network resource models for all their wireless, packet-switched and circuit-switched networks. The planning, maintenance and capacity management of both physical and virtual network resources is fully integrated, simplifying complex processes and making it easier to run and improve critical operations.

Stephane Beauvais, head of Kabira's service fulfillment product line, said, "Network resource management is extremely synergistic with provisioning, and our clients are increasingly seeking single integrated solutions that take advantage of how these processes can be efficiently brought together. We're extremely excited about working with Aktavara to address our customers' service provisioning challenges."

Kabira chose Aktavara because their network inventory technology particularly complements KPSA's solution. x:akta is designed to fit the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model. This capitalizes on Kabira's own open network adapters for network discovery and synchronization. Aktavara technology is also compliant with industry agreed specifications including TMF eTOM and NGOSS standards, as well as CMDB.

Philippe Lavigne, director of alliances for the EMEA region for Kabira, added, "Aktavara is an excellent and complementary partner for Kabira and like us, they are committed to delivering flexible, open and cost-effective solutions." Lavigne continued, "With this partnership in place, wireless and broadband service providers will be able to reduce their total cost of operation (TCO) by simplifying and automating their provisioning and capacity management business processes. We are delighted to provide our customers and partners with such an innovative and integrated provisioning and inventory solution that will help them extend their market offerings."

Andrew Ruckemann, director of business development for Aktavara, said, "We are very enthusiastic that Kabira has selected our latest x:akta software to include in their service fulfillment solution. We see Kabira as a clear market leader both in terms of their technology as well as their ability to meet the needs of modern operators. By pre-integrating our advanced resource planning and dynamic inventory capabilities into KPSA, Kabira can quickly and reliably provide operators an easily configurable and cost-effective system."

Pricing for the integrated Kabira/Aktavara solution is dependent on specific network configuration characteristics. Pricing and additional information about this solution can be obtained by sending an email to info@kabira.com. For additional information about Kabira Technologies, please visit www.kabira.com. For more information about Aktavara, please visit www.aktavara.com.

About AKTAVARA AB

AKTAVARA provides its advanced software to world-class mobile and fixed network operators. The x:akta Network Resource Planning and Management software includes the essential end-to-end resource model for efficient service fulfillment and technology upgrades for all packet-switched and circuit-switched networks. Using automated planning processes and auto-discovery, x:akta builds and maintains a dynamic inventory for all types of network assets -- logical and physical. x:akta is Service Oriented Architecture from the ground up and enables operators to efficiently leverage any combination of network technologies from any vendor to deliver their full range of convergent service packages quickly, accurately -- and -- profitably. Telefonica O2, Hansenet/Telecom Italia and Banverket, the Swedish Government Railways Networks are among customers who rely on x:akta for critical network operations. AKTAVARA is a privately held Swedish corporation founded in 2002. www.aktavara.com

About Kabira Technologies Inc.

Kabira Technologies, Inc. ("Kabira") is a leading supplier of customer life-cycle solutions for communications service providers globally. With installations for over 100 customers in more than 40 countries, and serving over 700 million subscribers, Kabira has established its reputation for delivering highly scalable and reliable solutions. Based on its powerful transaction platform and designed to meet the demands of real-time, always-on subscriber services, Kabira's solutions are designed to provide crucial infrastructure capabilities such as subscriber provisioning, value based charging, and payments. Kabira's software is designed to be implemented rapidly with much higher performance and at substantially lower cost than alternatives. Some of Kabira's customers include AT&T Corp., Orange/France Telecom Group, Globacom, STC and Vimpelcom. Kabira partners with marquee companies such as Hitachi, Cisco, Atos Origin, Bull, Cap Gemini, Jet Infosystems and Torry Harris to deliver solutions to service providers.

Kabira, Kabira Provisioning and Service Activation, Kabira Mobile Transaction Hub, and the Kabira logo are registered trademarks, registered service marks or trademarks or service marks of Kabira, and its affiliates, in the United States and certain other countries. These marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to Kabira, unless expressly permitted by a license with Kabira, and may not be used in any manner likely to cause confusion among customers, nor in any manner that disparages or discredits Kabira, its licensor, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. www.kabira.com

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