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Sigma Systems

August 16, 2011 08:00 ET

Sigma Systems' Telco Services Accelerator Selected to Enable Fibre-Based Service Delivery in Eastern Canada

Telco Service Fulfillment Platform Simplifies the Provisioning and Activation of Triple-Play Bundles Over a Full FTTH Network, Including IPTV and SIP-Based VoIP

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, today announced, through its partnership with GENBAND, it has deployed its Telco Services Accelerator at Bell Aliant to provide complete residential service fulfillment support of the operator's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The FTTH project, one of the first "all-IP" deployments in North America named FibreOP, includes areas of the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and is on track to pass 600,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2012.

"Fibre-to-the-home networks are continuing to gain momentum with our telco customers, like Bell Aliant, around the world. With the Telco Services Accelerator, Sigma Systems enables service providers to monetize FTTH networks and assist our customers in bringing any type of service or bundle to market in an accelerated manner," said Tim Spencer, president and COO of Sigma Systems.

The Canadian operator has been leveraging Sigma Systems' Telco Services Accelerator for provisioning and activation of its services for the FibreOP network. With the Sigma Systems Service Management Platform (SMP), Bell Aliant has been able to reduce its operational silos, assisting with the delivery of residential triple-play bundles from a single OSS service fulfillment system. Sigma Systems' SMP delivers the ability for operators to go to market faster, rapidly introduce new service bundles and effectively scale their IT operations in-line with consumer up-take. Recently, Bell Aliant also rolled out service fulfillment for hosted commercial VoIP services and deployed Sigma Systems' Device Provisioning Manager (DPM) to configure and provision SIP/IP phones for business users.

In addition, the combined Sigma Systems solution gives Bell Aliant the following benefits:

  • Built-in support for Alcatel-Lucent ONTs, GENBAND softswitches and Microsoft Mediaroom for IPTV, reducing time to deployment
  • Fully integrated service order-to-activation processes, with integration to Bell Aliant's CRM and billing system
  • Compliance with the TM Forum's certification for Order Management API and Web Services in a next-generation OSS (NGOSS) framework, enabling faster time to market through standards-based OSS to BSS interoperability
  • Greatly reducing the complexity of provisioning and managing multiple types of SIP and IP phones for future business VoIP services

"By deploying a 100 percent fibre-to-the-home network, customers are now able to experience Internet and TV services to their full potential, with the fastest Internet upload and download speeds and best in-market TV product available to customers throughout our region," said Ivan Toner, CTO at Bell Aliant. "GENBAND and Sigma Systems have been key partners in bringing bundled service offerings to our customers in the quickest, most efficient method possible. As our FTTH network continues to evolve and deliver new, innovative services, we look forward to continuing our partnership with GENBAND and Sigma Systems."

About Sigma Systems
Sigma Systems is the proven global leader in delivering advanced IP service fulfillment solutions. Sigma Systems' powerful solutions enable the world's Next-Generation Operators (NGOs) to Deliver a Rich Consumer Experience through communications and entertainment services -- over any access technology to any device. The company's award-winning solutions include order management, provisioning and activation, and active mediation of residential and business VoIP, broadband, video, and triple-play and quad-play services. NGOs around the globe -- including Bell Aliant, Cox, Rogers, TELUS, YouSee, NETServicos and ZON Multimedia -- trust Sigma Systems for service transformation and innovative solutions with market-leading expertise for the delivery of today's -- and tomorrow's -- new services. For more information about Sigma Systems, visit http://www.sigma-systems.com and follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sigmasystems.

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