11/14/2005 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced a $14.5 million order with India's primary communications service providers Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL) and Tata Teleservices Ltd. (TTSL). The companies will use the Agilent OSS solutions to form their centralized network management system (CNMS) located in Mumbai. The CNMS will manage the service providers' international and nationwide telecommunications services, ensuring high quality of service and optimal customer satisfaction while streamlining network operations.
"We chose Agilent's OSS solutions as the base of our CNMS, given their comprehensive functionality and flexibility across proven global deployments," said Greg Young, chief technology officer, corporate, at TTSL.
The $14.5 million deal includes Agilent OSS QoS Manager and NETeXPERT-based network management software products, services and support. Coupled with partner products, CNMS will be one of the most comprehensive end-to-end OSS solutions in the industry, covering fault, performance, configuration, security, inventory, trouble ticketing and work flow management.
"Since Agilent is the largest provider of service assurance solutions and has one of the largest OSS customer bases in Asia Pacific, it is uniquely equipped to offer the efficiency, experience and expertise that service providers in this high-growth region require," said Naveen Bhat, vice president and general manager, Agilent OSSG Asia-Pacific. "We are pleased that such prominent service providers as VSNL and TTSL have chosen our solution as the basis of their business-critical network management system."
Agilent OSS in Asia-Pacific
Agilent OSS in Asia-Pacific, with headquarters in Singapore, has offices in Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. Agilent OSS also has two primary development sites -- Agilent Technologies International, in New Delhi, and Agilent Technologies Software Co. Ltd., in Beijing -- which are key OSS product development locations. The company has experienced strong growth in Asia-Pacific over the past five years, engaging in more than 100 new OSS deployment projects at 30 customer sites.
Agilent in Communications
Agilent Technologies is a leading provider of components, test, measurement, monitoring and management solutions for the communications industry. Agilent enables designers, manufacturers and service providers to accelerate the delivery of next-generation devices, networks and services. Agilent's broad set of solutions and services includes optical, wireless, Internet and broadband technologies that span the entire communications life cycle.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004.
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