Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems

May 01, 2007 15:00 ET

Shaw Upgrades With Sigma Systems

Deploys Sigma's SMP 3.0 for OSS Service Management of Internet, Residential and Commercial Voice and Next Generation IP Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 1, 2007) - Sigma Systems,,, a premier provider and leader in the design, development and deployment of OSS service management solutions, has been selected for deployment by Shaw Communications Inc. Shaw Communications Inc. is the largest broadband cable television supplier in Western Canada and owns and operates a modern plant and network infrastructure.

Sigma's SMP 3.0, Broadband Data and Voice Service Packages will be used to upgrade Shaw's existing Provisioning Platform, and will manage services such as High Speed Data, and Shaw Digital Phone and Shaw Business Voice. Shaw will also leverage SMP for future IP services using the scalable, configurable and standards-based Sigma Platform.

"We chose Sigma because of their strong performance history at Shaw over the past 7 years, and their proven ability to manage Internet, Digital Phone and Video services," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications. "Implementing Sigma's Service Management Platform will enable Shaw to reduce operational costs for provisioning and assist in laying the foundation to deploy next generation services for our growing subscriber and product base."

Sigma's signature Service Management Platform (SMP), a real-time intelligent service activation and fulfillment platform, is a next generation J2EE based solution with global deployments managing triple and quad play services. Future generations of "All Play" services, including IMS based multimedia services, and fixed-mobile convergence are all enabled through Sigma's Service Management Platform (SMP), the foundation for real-time OSS service fulfillment.

"Shaw's deployment of SMP 3.0 extends to them the benefits of Sigma's 3rd generation investment in a Platform that is designed to provide the utmost flexibility in packaging, provisioning and management of communication and multimedia services sought by Shaw's customers," said Tim Spencer, President, Sigma Systems. "SMP provides Shaw an OSS infrastructure that can quickly adapt to new technologies and deliver future revenue generating services."
The upgrade and migration to SMP 3.0 was deployed in Shaw's production environment in September 2006.

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, we automate 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 10 years experience using a proven implementation methodology that provides rapid deployment integration and turn-up in multi-service, multi-technology operating environments. Today, we manage fifty (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 25 million subscribers managed on our platform, across North America, EMEA, CALA and APAC.

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About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice) to 3.2 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR).

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