28/02/2002

Vodafone Ireland to deliver faster network service

Cramer, Europe's leading provider of inventory management and provisioning automation software, has joined forces with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group to provide Vodafone Ireland with faster transport network service delivery.

Information held in Vodafone Ireland's legacy systems and manually maintained, will be transferred to Cramer Dimension, the comprehensive service-provisioning platform. This will meet Vodafone Ireland's need to enhance the efficiency of its service provisioning processes as it develops and expands its networks in preparation for the rollout of 3G services.

As a result, Vodafone Ireland will be able to turn requests into service demands enhancing revenue streams, in a fraction of the traditional time and cost.

Fionnuala Coburn, Head of Transport Networks at Vodafone said: "As a mobile operator, it is essential for us to increase the speed of service rollout, improve operational efficiencies and ensure networks are ready for next generation services.

"Without sophisticated software that presents us with information such as capacity utilisation and end to end network routings, it is impossible to provision services quickly and make timely responses. Cramer Dimension makes this possible, since it provides our engineers with an accurate view of the network."

Helen Roulston, Northern Ireland Director, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young added: "When we looked for a solution Cramer Dimension was our immediate choice. It is the most suitable product for such a project and its tried and tested capabilities are ideal for mobile operators looking to generate revenue from next generation services."

This new contract represents a growing trend among operators seeking to address issues of efficiency and speed by providing network managers with an end-to-end view of the network. (MB)

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