Vodafone Spain selected Atos Origin to Implement a Virtual Private Network based on jNetX Technology
New service helps reduce voice call costs and increases efficient communication.
Madrid, 12 December 2005 - Atos Origin announced today that it has been selected by Vodafone Spain to design and implement its Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. The system is developed on jNetX technology, a JAIN™ SLEE-based next generation Intelligent Networks (IN). VPN allows Vodafone Spain to improve their service to corporate customers, optimizing development costs and time to market.
The VPN service allows Vodafone Spain to offer a differentiated service to its customers. Among its advantages are the dialing using short numbers, special tariffs for calls of the Private Network numbers, effective control of the calls that can be made or received in the own network or roaming, invoicing associated to company cost centers, etc. All of these services apply to both calls between fixed and mobile telephones.
“Our long term cooperation with Vodafone Spain and knowledge on value added services deployment continues to bring successful, innovative results” stated Alicia Lancho, Account Director at Atos Origin. “The technology of our partner jNetX provides us with all of the carrier class and rich functional requirements needed for this type of advanced IN service.”
“This is the fourth operator to select jNetX network service platform in the past month, clearly demonstrating an operator trend to move away from proprietary, monolithic IN platforms to programmable IT technologies like the JAIN SLEE which is well suited to run in the core network,” said Gary Miles, CEO jNetX.
The VPN application uses the JAIN SLEE standards-based execution environments from jNetX. The jNetX JAIN SLEE includes a rich set of integrated voice and data APIs which are sanctioned by the 3GPP. This platform allows for the abstraction of network functionality by mapping complex network protocols into simple Java APIs and exposing these APIs into a carrier class, high available and high performance application server. This technology frees operators to easily and cost effectively deploy new applications such as VPN, Prepaid, Call Capture, USSD services, etc.
Atos Origin has a proven record of over 20 years of accomplishment and experience in the Telecoms sector and has the capacity, skills, and capability to provide global services. Atos Origin delivers reliable end-to-end solutions and has a customer base covering major telecom operators in Europe such as France Telecom, KPN, Vodafone, and Telecom Italia. The company’s annual revenue in the telecom industry is close to EUR 1 billion.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
About Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Spain is part of the Vodafone Group, the world leader in mobile phone services, present in 27 countries and with agreements in a further 14 countries, throughout the five continents, which provides a complete range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data, to over 165 million customers. Vodafone Spain’s over 11.8 million customers benefit from the experience and capacity of this world leader, helping its customers, individuals, businesses and communities to be better connected in the mobile world.
Vodafone is a global organisation, acknowledged all over the world for its service quality and product innovation. Vodafone’s latest global 3G-service offering, Vodafone live! opens up a world of mobile communication in colour through photo and video messages, and also provides television, video-games, polyphonic and real music ringtones, news, e-mail, chat rooms, and location-based services. Vodafone live! It is available in 22 countries and has over 32.4 million active customers all over the world. For further information you can visit the Vodafone web site at: www.vodafone.es
About jNETx, Inc.
jNetX was founded in 2001 to capitalize on a dynamic emerging technology known as telecom middleware. The company’s mission is to develop and market the key middleware components of truly programmable voice-data networks and to make these components pervasive throughout networks worldwide. jNetX’s programmable intelligent network middleware components make it possible for carriers and service providers to cut sharply the time and costs of designing, testing, provisioning, and selling more revenue-generating, loyalty-enhancing services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, in the United States, jNetX also has offices in Moscow, Singapore, and Sophia Antipolis, France. More information is available at www.jNetX.com.
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