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IBM Introduces New Services for Communications Service Providers to Build High Quality Multi-Play Networks


BARCELONA, Spain, - 15 Feb 2011: Mobile World Congress -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced new services for mobile operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), communication service providers and cable companies transforming their network infrastructures to address exploding data demands while launching their next generation voice, video, data and mobile services.

With a crowded marketplace and increased price volatility, subscribers expect their providers to offer the latest cutting edge services — and furthermore, they expect superior quality of service, security and reliability. To compete, communications service providers need data and application aware networks that support new innovative consumer services and the ability to support advanced analytics in their network to ensure high quality and reduced costs.

IBM's Communications Service Provider Network Infrastructure Services tackles the challenges in building advanced networks by enabling providers to develop new revenue generating services while controlling costs. More specifically, IBM's services provide the professional services for solution planning, migration, architecture, detailed design, project planning, deployment, and end-to-end multi-vendor infrastructures.

Major French communication service provider, Bouygues Telecom, worked with IBM to consolidate its multiple networks -- voice, data, TV and mobile -- into one high end multi-vendor backbone with advanced policy control features to support quadruple play.   This solution gives Bouygues Telecom the agility needed for their daily operations and provides to their consumers a higher level of quality and availability with dynamic network backup.

"IBM delivered Bouygues Telecom an end to end network solution by providing services from high level design to daily maintenance," said Jean Paul Arzel, Network Director, Bouygues Telecom.  They worked with us to integrate solutions from third-parties such as BootEdge from ActivNetworks to compress and optimize data traffic over 3G to save bandwidth.  Their understanding of our constantly evolving industry and the unique challenges we face has been key to the success of the project."

"We have built worldwide expertise based on nearly a decade of helping clients build next generation network infrastructures and new services," said Laurence, Guihard-Joly, VP, Integrated Communications & Security Services, IBM. "This portfolio is the result of that experience and our ongoing investments in new solution capabilities such as mobile broadband, video distribution, cloud and the service assurance monitoring infrastructure that is the foundation for deploying the advanced analytics required by our clients."

IBM works with the top 1,000 communications service providers worldwide, including all 20 of the largest global providers.

For more information about IBM Integrated Communications Services, please visit: https://www.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/itservice/gn/a1000412

Contact(s) information

Steve Tomasco
IBM Media Relations
917-687-4588
stomasc@us.ibm.com

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