Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems

April 10, 2006 12:51 ET

Sigma Systems Service Management Platform Supports Bendbroadband's Phone Service Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 10, 2006) -

Robust Solution Supports Voice Service as Sigma 'All Play' Becomes Real in Oregon

Sigma Systems, www.sigma-systems.com, a premier provider and leader in the design, development and deployment of OSS service management solutions, has been selected and its solutions deployed by BendBroadband, www.bendbroadband.com, a nationally recognized, Oregon-based cable operator serving Central Oregon. BendBroadband has used Sigma's industry leading Sigma's Service Management Platform (SMP) for its newly launched Phone service offering.

Sigma's multi-service and multi-technology Solutions for Cable Telephony provide the order management, service provisioning and billing system integration for BendBroadband's phone and high speed data services. This robust solution interfaces with systems from Nortel, IP Unity, Primal and Cisco. The fully integrated and automated solution from Sigma sets the service management foundation for Sigma's 'All Play' provisioning of BendBroadband's future initiatives, which include commercial voice services and residential high-speed data services.

"Sigma Systems offered BendBroadband an OSS solution to enable provisioning automation as well as improve customer order efficiencies," says Paul Azar, BendBroadband's Vice President of Voice and Commercial Services. "Our network serves as a foundation for both today's voice, video and data products, and for future convergence and interactive applications that many have only started to imagine. In selecting Sigma Systems as our long-term service management partner we'll continue implementing back office automation while advancing cutting edge technology rollouts in the Central Oregon market."

SMP is a high performance, extremely reliable, flexible, and customizable service management Platform with proven service provider deployments in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific since 1996. Sigma's latest release, SMP Release 3.0, has major enhancements to automate service management and service delivery of subscription, on-demand, and converged telecommunications services for IP broadband and wireless service providers.

"BendBroadband needed an integrated and proven Cable Telephony solution, complete with an industry-leading systems integration, training and support services," says Tim Spencer, President and COO Sigma Systems. "Our significant investment in the SMP Platform, combined with our packaged Cable Solutions experience has delivered tremendous operational and business benefits to BendBroadband."

During the May voice telephony deployment, Sigma's Voice Service Package will support commercial Phone services rollout in the Central Oregon market. Sigma's All Play Solutions will be extended for high-speed data services and is slated for launch Summer 2006.

About Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems is a premier provider and leader in the design, development, and deployment of OSS service management solutions. As 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.

Our award-winning software solutions help deliver voice, data/internet, video and advanced multimedia services - anywhere, anytime and on any device. Sigma's All Play Solutions provide the "Intelligence Behind Converged Services Delivery" and is supported by the company's proven ability to empower a greater freedom of service choice for the digital consumer.

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 are a proven global OSS leader, managing deployments for communications service providers that have over 40 million subscribers combined across North America, EMEA and APAC.

Sigma's tried, proven and trusted deployments are powered by its global team of 200 dedicated professionals, who design, develop, sell and deliver Sigma's products and services.

About BendBroadband

BendBroadband is a privately owned, nationally recognized, Oregon-based cable operator serving Central Oregon since 1955 with a variety of services including: Phone, Video on Demand, Moxi digital video recorders, digital cable, HDTV, high-speed internet services and local programming. The company was one of the first in the nation to deploy cable modem Internet services in 1997, and was recognized by CableWorld magazine as the 2004 Small Operator of the Year. For further information, visit www.bendbroadband.com

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