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CommTech Joins the Cisco New World Ecosystem

Cranbury, NJ., September 26, 2000 - CommTech, which provides
Sep 26, 2000

Cranbury, NJ., September 26, 2000 - CommTech, which provides FastFlow. flow-through provisioning solutions to communications service providers (CSPs), announced it has joined the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program as an OSS/BSS member. The Cisco New World Ecosystem is a community of technology and deployment partners enabling service providers to rapidly deploy innovative networking services.

As a Cisco New World Ecosystem member, CommTech utilizes a common reference architecture for integration with other Ecosystem software members to create end-to-end service fulfillment and service management solutions. This includes Cisco New World Ecosystem companies in areas such as customer care & billing as well as fault, service level, and element management.

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 Cisco New World Ecosystem member focus include OSS/BSS, Voice Applications and Packet Telephony, Broadband Access, and Solution Integration/Deployment.

"Cisco's New World Ecosystem Partner Program empowers CSPs with end-to-end solutions based on our members' best-of-breed technologies," said Steve Hoch, Director, Service Provider Marketing at Cisco. "Customers who deploy solutions provided by Cisco New World Ecosystem partners such as CommTech benefit from industry-leading technologies and innovative, integrated products, accelerating their time- to-market with New World services."

"Joining the New World Ecosystem Partner Program brings our flow-through provisioning solutions into Cisco Powered Network environments," said Bob Bolen, Director Strategic Alliances, CommTech. "Our ability to work with Cisco and its New World Ecosystem members in developing technology accelerates innovation and helps CSPs meet crucial market windows, earn revenue quickly, and enhance overall customer satisfaction." Added Frank Lauria, Vice President Strategic Business Development at CommTech, "This membership enables us to work more closely on joint development and marketing opportunities to benefit our joint customers."

FastFlow. Suite Helps CSPs Enter Markets Quickly and Compete Effectively

CommTech's FastFlow. Suite, including modules such as Order Management, Order Tracker, (x)DSL Activation, and Cable Activation, provides flow-through provisioning via end-to-end order management and service activation functionality. FastFlow's Workflow Engine provides Java/CORBA/XML/SQL integration with CommTech and partner applications. FastFlow's Business Process Editor (BPE) core technology enables the rapid customization of FastFlow solutions to match a CSP's business processes. FastFlow's multi-tier, thin-client architecture provides unparalleled flexibility to CSPs, business consultants/systems integrators, developers, and users to support evolving networks, services, and architectures.