SOURCE: Telcordia

September 15, 2009 10:00 ET

Telcordia Highlights Importance of Mobile Identity for Service Delivery

Multiple Speaking Engagements Across Globe Indicate Trend for Authoritative Subscriber Information Exchange Between Mobile Operators and Content Providers

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Spotting a growing trend for mobile operators and content providers, Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, wireline, and mobile telecommunications software and services, has articulated the benefits of using the mobile phone number as the first building block in creating a complete subscriber profile, or "mobile identity." Through the exchange of comprehensive subscriber information in this mobile identity, operators and content providers can intelligently deliver more personalized, optimized content and services, such as location-based services (LBS), social media, advertising/couponing, mobile banking and much more.

With billions of dollars lost or gained on the proper delivery of services, industry awareness of the need for accurate data such as number portability corrected routing data and subscriber intelligence information has grown significantly in the last 12-18 months. Evidence of this is a confluence of speaking engagements this month for executives of Telcordia's Interconnection Solutions group, which offers comprehensive subscriber-based information and data exchange interconnection service that is essential for guaranteed service delivery.

"In the next five years, mobile identity will be borne as a result of plentiful bandwidth, increased processing power, developer energy and maturing identity standards," said Josh Holbrook, director, Yankee Group. "The opportunity exists for a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem to be developed that will capitalize on the coming mobile internet wave and the 360 billion events that will be initiated annually."

Tom Kershaw, senior vice president and general manager, Interconnections Solutions, Telcordia, will present "Future-proofing Number Portability Solutions for Next Generation Networks and Convergence" on September 22, 2009 at IIR Number Portability 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Kershaw will discuss the regulatory and operational challenges faced when implementing number portability in an all-IP network, and evaluate the role and importance of ENUM in telephone number mapping as well as the challenges of porting geographic to non-geographic numbers.

Sridhar Ramachandran, vice president and chief technologist, Interconnection Solutions, Telcordia, will present "Service Agnostic Mobile Interconnection for Service Providers" at the 3rd Annual IP and Telecoms Interconnection Strategies 2009 in Berlin, Germany, on September 21-23, 2009. Ramachandran will examine commercial and regulatory developments, and how to establish effective migration strategies to an all-IP interconnection environment.

Joel Fisher, vice president of marketing, Interconnection Solutions, Telcordia, will discuss "What's In a Number? The Future of Dialing and Identifiers in the Mobile Universe" at VON Expo and Conference on September 21, 2009. There, Fisher will discuss how CSPs can extrapolate countless data points by outlining its customers' usage patterns, type of mobile devices they use, location-based information, peak periods of use, frequently used services (e.g. voice, SMS, VoIP, etc.) and more. He will also discuss how all critical information and intelligence will ultimately be associated with an individual mobile phone number.

"Telcordia Interconnection Solutions offers the three essential components that are required to deliver timely, relevant and integrated services: information, intelligence and interconnection," Fisher said. "Our experience in helping operators and content providers accurately deliver personalized services and content will be showcased in each of these speaking engagements. We will highlight how speedier service adoption depends on timeliness, relevancy and integration of new services into a subscriber's lifestyle, and how those 'triggers' can be derived from a complete mobile identity."

For more information about Telcordia, visit www.telcordia.com. For more information about Telcordia Interconnection Solutions, visit http://www.telcordia.com/services/interconnection/interconnection.html.

About Telcordia

Telcordia, a global leader in the development of fixed, mobile and broadband communications software and services, enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and government entities to successfully deploy innovative and advanced services that help our clients realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive edge in the new era of services-dominated communications. Telcordia has globally trusted expertise in software and services to meet the needs of customers and partners, including, consulting, next-generation OSS, network and application interconnection, service delivery and charging solutions, industry research and new technology development. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)

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