Open Tel teams with Cap Gemini for Asian leg-up

Open Tel teams with Cap Gemini for Asian leg-up

Unfazed by damning reports about its financial status, local telecommunications and network provider Open Telecommunications has announced a major alliance with consulting giant Cap Gemini Ernst and Young (CGE&Y) to assist its expansion across the Asia-Pacific region.

CGE&Y counts 85 per cent of global tier-one telcos amongst its client base. The partnership will create a pathway for Open Tel, giving carriers in the Asia-Pacific region access to its openCI voice and data network service configuration and network provisioning software solution.

Open Tel is looking to leverage off CGE&Y's OSS/BSS (operational support systems/business support systems) expertise with tier-one carrier. It provides a perfect fit for its vendor-neutral openCI solution.

"We are delighted to form an alliance with CGE&Y, to jointly exploit the many opportunities that exist for Open Tel's software products and our services with carriers in the region," said newly appointed Open Tel CEO, Tony Rogge.

"While the Australasian market remains a sizeable opportunity, new business opportunities exist outside this region. This necessitates a reallocation of resources to other geographies, including North America and the Asia-Pacific, while continuing to meet the requirements of the company's Australasian customers."

CGE&Y was drawn into the deal by Open Tel's track record in providing quality solutions to globally. "[Open Tel's] commitment to open carrier-grade specialist telco software solutions convinced us to add its brand to our OSS solution suite," said Chris Severn, director of OSS solutions for Cap Gemini Ernst and Young, Asia Pacific.

In response to queries about

the company's health and ongoing viability, Rogge said

Open Telecommunications has

taken initiatives to better focus the company on its core

technologies and key markets.

"Parallel with this refocus, Open Tel continues to gain momentum in the appointment of partners to assist in the sales and delivery of its software products globally," he said.

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