SOURCE: Telcordia

June 16, 2008 07:00 ET

Telcordia, Gantek Selected for Establishment of Number Portability Central Database in Turkey by Avea & Vodafone

Team Completes System Implementation in Just 120 Days; Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse and Telcordia Number Management System to Power Number Portability Nationwide

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, wireline and mobile telecommunication software and services, and Gantek Technologies, a leading provider of information and communication technologies in Turkey and the surrounding region, announced that the Telcordia® Number Portability Clearinghouse and Telcordia® Number Management System have been selected by Avea and Vodafone to facilitate number porting in Turkey. Number portability ordinance is in effect in Turkey, and the selection of Telcordia and Gantek to provide number portability will enable service providers in the region to turn a regulatory requirement into a fair and competitive environment.

In early 2007, Turkey announced plans to implement number portability for the country's service providers. Avea and Vodafone issued a request for proposal (RFP) and selected Gantek, which leverages the Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse and Telcordia Number Management System as the main application software. Avea and Vodafone then donated the solution to Turkey's telecommunications regulator to expedite the rollout of number portability in the region. The Gantek-Telcordia team was selected based on Gantek's in-depth experience in the telecommunications sector and Telcordia's proven number portability implementations expertise, customer base and readiness to offer a comprehensive number portability central database solution. It was also critical that the team be able to meet and adapt to Turkey's unique needs and market conditions, which included the ability to complete system implementation and testing in just 120 days, which has already been accomplished.

"We understand the local culture and unique operating environment in Turkey," said Selda Bagdat Bahadir, General Manager, Gantek. "Matching our expertise with Telcordia, which has the deepest and broadest knowledge base in communications, is a winning combination that will ensure a smooth number portability implementation within the pre-defined timeframe."

Avea and Vodafone's selection highlight the strength of the Telcordia and Gantek relationship, which was created to benefit Turkey's regulator and service providers by providing convenient, local access to Telcordia's market-leading number portability solutions.

"Service providers worldwide recognize Telcordia's ability to help them use numbering and interconnection to evolve their businesses in an increasingly competitive market," said Richard Jacowleff, President, Interconnection Solutions, Telcordia. "Having the right partner is one of the most critical factors to success. Gantek understands service providers' business, anticipates and addresses their needs and, like Telcordia, has the technical expertise necessary to execute complicated deployments quickly and correctly. With the addition of this selection in Turkey, Telcordia number portability solutions have now been selected by 12 countries, serving more than 600 million subscribers, reinforcing our position as the worldwide leader in number portability."

The Telcordia market leading number portability solution includes the Telcordia Number Portability Clearinghouse, which makes it easy for wireline and mobile service providers to comply with number portability mandates by serving as a central number database and a central point for porting all types of numbers. The open, scalable Telcordia Number Management System helps national regulatory authorities assign and track numbering resources and enables both the National Number Administrator and its service provider customers to access and view numbering and industry-related information via a web portal.

For more information about the Telcordia number portability solution, please visit www.telcordia.com/services/number_portability/index.html. General information about Telcordia can be found at www.telcordia.com. For more information about Gantek visit www.gantek.com.

About Telcordia

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia has the experience and reach to deliver the critical elements of success to help communication providers worldwide deploy innovative and profitable new services via any network or device while helping carriers aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)

About Gantek Technologies

Having started its information technology activities in 1987, Gantek Technologies has become one of the leading information and communication technologies (ICT) companies of Turkey to implement new technologies in Turkey and in the Region concurrently with the rest of the world. By making investments in advance in new technologies focused on specific fields such as Number Portability, Revenue Management, Telecom Billing, Broadband Service Management and Information Lifecycle Management and Optimization, the company implements these technologies. The company, which has adapted corporate management principles, makes long term cooperation with its customers in the areas of focus. Gantek, which offers solutions and services with ISO 9001 quality, has become the fastest growing technology company in Turkey in the "Deloitte Fast 500 ranking" with the professional staff and strategic partnerships. Aiming to create a value chain among its customers, business partners and employees in all its activities, the company has its headquarters located in Turkey. (www.gantek.com)

Contact Information

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    Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
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    Tugba Dandin
    Gantek Technologies
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