Granite Systems Joins the Cisco New World Ecosystem
Manchester, NH - Nov. 14, 2000 - Granite Systems, a communications software provider of network and service resource management solutions, today announced it has joined Cisco's New World Ecosystem Partner Program as an OSS/BSS (operations support system/business solution software) member. As a Cisco New World Ecosystems member, Granite Systems will utilize a common reference architecture for integration with other Ecosystem Software members to provide service resource management and end-to-end service fulfillment to service providers worldwide.
The Cisco New World Ecosystem is a community of technology and deployment companies enabling service providers to seize revenue and service opportunities created by the transition from circuit to packet networks. With the ecosystem model, service providers gain efficiency, innovation, and flexibility along with the power to choose from best-of-breed products and services based on open industry standards. Key categories of member focus include OSS/BSS, Voice Applications and Packet Telephony, Broadband Access and Solution Integration/Deployment.
"Our entry into the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program will allow us to work on collaborative technology development and to address the service resource management needs of carriers with Cisco-powered network environments," stated John E. P. Borden, Jr., president and CEO of Granite Systems. "This membership will allow our mutual customers with growing packet-based network infrastructures to gain efficiency and flexibility through enhanced integration between Xpercom and Cisco's portfolio of products."
Granite Systems' Xpercom platform is a next generation network and service resource management solution for telecommunications service providers worldwide. Xpercom's object model enables carriers to manage a wide variety of resource technologies, from wireline to wireless, circuit to packet and advanced optical networks from a single common platform. Xpercom gives network managers the tools to:
- Manage current inventories of network resources and capacity, down to a port and channel level.
- Define network configurations for complex equipment and circuit layout records.
- Order and schedule future resources to meet expected demands.
- Provide a database of record to other operations support systems (OSSs).
Xpercom's overview of network assets enables service providers to optimize their assets' utility.
"The Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program delivers the power of choice to service providers with end-to-end solutions comprised of our members' best-in-class solutions," said Steve Hoch, director, Service Provider Marketing at Cisco. "Customers who deploy solutions provided by Cisco New World Ecosystem members such as Granite Systems benefit from industry leading technologies and innovative, integrated products for greater flexibility and efficiency in deploying services."About Granite Systems
Granite Systems provides network and service resource management software for carriers with wireless, wireline, optical and packet technology networks. Utilizing Granite Systems' Xpercom product suite, carriers can manage inventories of network resources and capacity, define network configurations, order and schedule resources and provide a database of record to other operational support systems (OSSs). An Inc. 500 company in 2000, Granite Systems enables clients including AT&T Wireless, ConnectSouth, KPN Belgium and Verizon to eliminate resource redundancy, improve network reliability and speed service deployment. Founded in 1993, Granite Systemsis headquartered in Manchester, NH with offices in Denver, CO, Miami, FL and Fleet, Hampshire, U.K.Additional information about Granite Systems and its Xpercom product suite may be found at www.granite.com or by contacting (603) 625-0100.
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