Strategic partnership to expand global reach while providing actionable intelligence to Communication Service Providers on how network assets are delivering value over their lifecycle
SEATTLE, WA. — May 8, 2015 — Communication Service Providers (“CSP”s) need accurate information about the “as is” state of their networks in order to properly manage and account for the deep investments made in these networks. Today Fulcrum Technologies, makers of the CATS Asset Lifecycle Management (“ALM”) software, announced a global partnership with Subex Limited, a leading provider of Business and Operations Support Systems (B/OSS). This partnership underscores both companies commitments to providing with a complete picture of how network assets are returning value over their lifecycle.
The partnership between Fulcrum, whose software is used by 3 of the 4 largest telecom providers in North America, and Subex, which has more than 300 installations across 70 countries globally, is aimed to further increase the partners’ market reach and pursue additional global opportunities.
Networks are in a constant state of flux, resulting in potential disparities between how a network is planned and what is installed at any given moment. Inventory systems maintain an “as-planned” view of a network and asset management systems track the “as-built” status. Meanwhile, networks themselves are increasingly composed of connected components that can report on their status in real-time. Subex Limited offers technology and services that continuously assure data integrity between these multiple inputs, as well as enterprise analytics that provide actionable insights to drive optimization of the Asset Lifecycle Management processes.
As a result of the partnership, Fulcrum customers will benefit from new levels of actionable intelligence coming from asset data they manage using CATS. Operational benefits include easier discovery of stranded assets, improved and streamlined auditing of assets in the field, and the basis for Analytics such as “Time to Value” for procured assets. Strategic improvements include more informed decision-making over capital expenditures, plus more accurate compliance and financial reporting.
“The new partnership with Subex further increases the accuracy and meaningfulness of asset data coming from CATS” said Brent Bauer, CEO of Fulcrum. He added, “This will enhance the operational efficiencies of our customers while further leveraging the value of asset data across their companies.”
“Accurate network knowledge is critical to driving down operational costs and increasing service profitability”, said Vinod Kumar, COO of Subex, “Integration of our data integrity and Subex Asset Assurance technologies with Fulcrum’s CATS solution gives Communication Service Providers the reliable information they need to reduce capex expenditures substantially.”
The joint offering is available now to both existing and new Fulcrum customers internationally.
About Fulcrum Technologies™, Inc.
Fulcrum is the leading provider of Asset Lifecycle Management solutions for Communication Service Providers including both wireless and wire-line telecom carriers, Internet and cable providers. Fulcrum’s CATS software allows companies to track the status of their infrastructure assets in real-time while automatically synchronizing with other back office systems. CATS enhances operational efficiencies, regulatory compliance and profitability by improving capital equipment utilization, rationalizing spares allocation and streamlining return and repair processes. Fulcrum is used by 3 of the 4 largest telecom providers in North America and has recently been selected by one of the world’s largest providers in APAC. To learn how to get visibility, gain perspective, and take control of your physical assets, please visit www.fulcrum.net.
About Subex Limited
Subex Limited is a leading global provider of Business and Operations Support Systems (B/OSS) that empowers communications service providers (CSPs) to achieve competitive advantage through Business Optimization – thereby enabling them to improve their operational efficiency to deliver enhanced service experiences to subscribers.
The company pioneered the concept of a Revenue Operations Centre (ROC®) – a centralized approach that sustains profitable growth and financial health through coordinated operational control. Subex’s product portfolio powers the ROC and its best-in-class solutions such as revenue assurance, fraud management, asset assurance, capacity management, data integrity management, credit risk management, cost management, route optimization and partner settlement. Subex’s customers include 29 of top 50 operators* and 33 of the world’s 50 biggest# telecommunications service providers worldwide. The company has more than 300 installations across 70 countries. For more information on Subex Limited, please visit www.subex.com.
*Total Telecom Top 500 Telecom Brands, 2013
#Forbes’ Global 2000 list, 2014
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