In independent tenders, three European service providers sought a new technology partner to transform their legacy services and accelerate the development of new services in 3G, 4G LTE and beyond. After highly competitive bidding processes, all three providers selected ECT to provide complete end-to-end solutions based on its virtualized INtellECT® Platform, including optional NFV support.
Munich, September 20, 2017: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe’s leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services in next-generation networks, has won three tenders from communications service providers in the UK, Scandinavia and the Benelux. Independently of one another, all three providers evaluated major vendors of virtualized solutions for value-added services, in some cases performing a proof of concept. ECT was chosen for its ability to migrate legacy services to its proven virtualized solution with a service creation environment that improves the current service offering and empowers providers to meet future service demands. One provider, a former European incumbent and a leading supplier of ICT services serving a large number of diverse customer groups worldwide, sought to migrate value-added services from a legacy network to a state-of-the-art next-generation network realized with one of the worldwide leading vendors of telecommunications networks. This vendor partnered with ECT to provide the customer a truly integrated solution based on ECT’s virtualized platform. One of the other two providers who selected ECT technology was in a similar position, but faced an even more daunting challenge: although the provider had already implemented a state-of-the-art 4G network, the legacy network still had eight bespoke consumer and business services that had evolved organically over many years and were both popular as well as profitable. The provider had to replace the legacy intelligent network with a virtualized next-generation solution that would drastically reduce operation expenditures, while at the same time migrating and enhancing the legacy services with minimal customer impact. ECT was able to meet this challenge. The last of the three new ECT customers, the leading B2B communications provider in its region, tendered for a nuisance call service which would allow customers to block unwanted calls, e.g. from companies doing telephone sales. The provider wanted the new platform to be the first step in its virtualization initiative, to integrate seamlessly with their many backend and frontend systems, and to enable as quick a service launch as possible. Based on ECT technology, the new service will now be launched shortly.