Alameda, California -- September 29, 2003 -- Rocket Software Telecom Unit, a global provider of Service & Network Management Solutions, today announced that its Rocket Telecom Suite has achieved interoperability approval from Nortel Networks (NYSE/TSX: NT). This was achieved using CDMA2000 1x infrastructure equipment in Nortel Networks' Richardson, Texas Wireless Interoperability Lab. The approval and participation in the interoperability testing (IOT) program demonstrates that the Rocket Telecom Suite will work successfully with Nortel Networks CDMA2000 1x equipment. The Rocket Telecom Suite consists of three products: Rocket Integrated Service Management (ISM), Rocket Fault Management (FM) and Rocket Performance Management (PM).
According to Dr. James Storey, General Manager, Rocket Software Telecom Unit, "achieving Nortel Networks IOT approval demonstrates Rocket's commitment to supporting wireless operators world-wide. By developing strong relationships with leading network equipment manufacturers, we can provide wireless operators with low cost, low risk Telecom Solutions that can be installed and running in 30 to 45 days."
About Rocket's Nortel Networks IOT Approved Products
Rocket ISM enables wireless providers to offer advanced service level management capabilities and Service Level Agreements (SLA) on 2.5 and 3G networks and services. The Rocket ISM product enables end-to-end management of the wireless service provider's increasingly complex service delivery chain. This allows wireless providers to quickly prioritize and correlate service impacts and degradations to high margin customers and value chain suppliers.
Rocket FM provides integrated multi-technology/multi-vendor network and service management. The Rocket FM alarm and graphical management capabilities provide NOC operators with a feature rich user interface for correlating and filtering alarms, topological information and generating trouble tickets to Rocket FM's integrated trouble management module or a 3rd party trouble system.
Rocket PM provides near real-time and historical views enabling Wireless Service Providers to proactively manage their network and service quality. The Rocket PM module also provides reporting intelligence for visualizing the behavior of wireless services End-to-End.
About Rocket Software Telecom Unit (formerly TCSI Corporation)
The Rocket Software Telecom Unit was formed in 2003 as a result of the acquisition of TCSI Corporation, a leading provider of software products and services for the global telecommunications industry. TCSI was founded in 1983 and was traded on the NASDAQ exchange prior to the purchase of the company by Rocket Software, Inc. Rocket Software's Telecom Solutions enable telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprise network users and system integrators to deploy and manage network infrastructure and services through products that provide carrier-class service and network management capabilities. The company's Telecom software is installed in more than 300 networks around the world, and customers include a "Who's Who" of telecom players including China Telecom, Verizon, Motorola, Lucent, NTT and NEC. The Rocket Telecom Unit is based in Alameda, California, with offices in Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information, call +1 510-749-8500 or go to www.rocketsoftware.com.
About Rocket Software
Founded in 1990, Rocket Software, Inc. is an independent software development organization providing a broad spectrum of integrated, value-added software development and support services to leading software original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and directly to corporate customers worldwide. The company's current lines of business complement and extend strategic OEM offerings in the areas of business intelligence, relational databases, mobile and wireless computing, and operating system support. Rocket's current OEM relationships include IBM, RSA Security, Microsoft, NEC, and Toshiba. Rocket Software is based in Newton, Mass., and employs more than 200 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.rocketsoftware.com.
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.