The SS7 NMS, or SNMS, manages several key functions, including Fault Management, Configuration Management, Performance and Security Management. The two companies have been working together since 1997, and this contract is the latest enhancement to a successful SS7 domain management system which has been running for more than five years.
Dr. James Storey, General Manager of the Rocket Software Telecom Unit said, "We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Telkom for many years, and this contract demonstrates the value of our products in the global marketplace. As telecommunications networks continue to become more complex, our field-proven, carrier-grade products are in an excellent position to meet the needs of wireless and wireline providers around the globe."
Telkom SA Limited (NYSE & JSE: TKG) is one of the largest companies registered in the Republic of South Africa and is the largest communications services provider on the African continent based on operating revenue and assets. We offer business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including fixed-line voice services, fixed-line data services, and mobile communications services through our joint venture, Vodacom, a company incorporated in the Republic of South Africa.
Our competitive strengths include our leading market position in the South African fixed-line communications market, our state-of-the-art, fully digital fixed-line network and the financial, operational and managerial expertise of our strategic equity investors, SBC Communications and Telekom Malaysia. In addition, Vodacom is the leading South African mobile communications network operator with strong brand recognition, extensive network coverage and distribution channels, experienced local and international shareholders and management, and potential for further expansion in sub-Saharan African countries. More information is available at www.telkom.co.za.
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.