SOURCE: Sigma Systems

October 17, 2007 10:23 ET

Sigma Systems and Xener Systems Team to Accelerate VoIP Deployments in APAC

- Both companies to cooperate in joint marketing and sales strategy -

TORONTO, ONTARIO and SEOUL, KOREA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the AP picture wire via Marketwire.

Sigma Systems (www.sigma-systems.com), a premier provider and leader in the design, development and deployment of OSS service management solutions and Xener Systems, Inc., (www.xener.com), a key provider of Next Generation Networks, of Seoul, Korea, have signed a strategic alliance to accelerate and collaborate on voice over IP (VoIP) solutions in Korea and Asia Pacific.

"Softswitch vendors now recognize the value of an integrated service management platform to enable operators to deliver an end-to-end solution as an integral part of a complete service delivery model," says Sigma Systems president and COO Tim Spencer. "As such, we have forged a strategic alliance to embark on a joint marketing and sales strategy that will provide a holistic solution for Xener's current and prospective customers in Korea and APAC."

"With this agreement, we gain momentum to expand into new markets by taking Sigma Systems' residential and commercial VoIP expertise and offering a value-added solution that addresses the voice needs of cable and telecommunications companies," adds Xener Systems CEO Yong-Gu Kang. "Through our mutually beneficial business collaboration, we will leverage our own next generation network capabilities and add Sigma's service management solutions to expand our voice services business. We will position Sigma as a valued partner as operators expand or transition services for competitive or operations scalability opportunities."

The Sigma VoIP Service Packages provide a robust OSS service management solution that is pre-integrated to define, provision and maintain residential VoIP and hosted commercial VoIP services on IP networks. The service package encapsulates the voice services domain expertise and best practices that Sigma has gained from working closely with some of the world's largest communication service providers since 1996. The solution is applicable to any cable, telco or broadband IP service provider looking to offer residential and/or business voice services.

"Our solution will allow quick optimization and automation of operational processes for voice services for many of Xener's customers," adds Spencer. "It can rapidly create new bundles of residential and commercial services, including hosted voice service for small to medium businesses (SMBs), voice mail, unified messaging, SIP residential telephony features and Centrex and IP-Centrex call features for SMBs."

"As the VoIP service market is quickly growing in Korea and Asia Pacific, Xener has focused its efforts in enhancing responsiveness to the customers' needs on the diverse and differentiated subscriber services by expanding its partnerships with the industry's best-of-breed solution providers like Sigma Systems," adds Yong-Gu Kang. Xener has maintained its leading position in NGN and VoIP solution market, deploying the core networks for most of VoIP service providers in the Korean VoIP market such as KT, Hanaro Telecom and Korea Cable Telecom (KCT), and recently extended its coverage into the enterprise IP telephony solution market with its own IP PBX and IP-Centrex solution.

About Xener Systems, Inc.

Delivering top-of-the-class IP based service platforms and service solutions for NGN since its inception in February of 2000, Xener has outperformed and outpaced its competitors and has established itself as one of leading groups in NGN, packet-based convergence network technology.

Ushering in a new era of NGN, Xener's solutions - ranging from carrier-grade softswitch and service platform to enterprise IP PBX - have been tested, deployed and successfully proven on large-scale commercial networks like KT, SK Telecom, Hanaro Telecom, SK Telink, KTF, LG Telecom offering carrier-grade reliability and scalability to incumbent carrier networks, data service networks and enterprises. Xener has provided StarHub, Telekom Malaysia, Indosat and many others with its NGN solutions. Recently, Xener has established its position in 3G multimedia service platform market by deploying video telephony solution for both fixed and mobile service providers including KTF, LG Telecom, KT and SK Telink in Korea.

About Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems is a premier provider and leader in the design, development, and deployment of OSS service management solutions. A global company, Sigma automates Communications Service Providers' (CSPs) business and operational processes enabling them to define, activate, manage and diagnose subscribed, on-demand and real-time IP broadband and wireless services. Sigma All Play Solutions provide the "Intelligence Behind Converged Services Delivery".

Sigma's proven software provides CSPs with industry leading solutions for voice (circuit switch, VoIP, SIP, cellular voice), video (IPTV, DTV, ITV, VOD, PPV), data (DSL, DOCSIS, 2-way satellite, mobile and WiFi/WiMax data), and IMS-based services.

Sigma has more than 10 years experience using a proven implementation methodology that provides rapid deployment integration and turn-up in multi-service, multi-technology operating environments. Today, Sigma manages 50 deployments for communications service providers, such as Cox Communications, Rogers Communications, TVCabo, Shaw Communications and Jupiter -@NetHome Japan, and others with a combined total of over 30 million subscribers managed on its platform, across North America, EMEA, CALA and APAC.

For more information, about Sigma Systems, please visit www.sigma-systems.com.

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