Concilium agency wins international award

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Agilent Technologies has been named the recipient of the 2006 Frost &
Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in VoIP monitoring for holding the
highest revenue market share (22.7 percent) in 2005.

Agilent received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award after being recognised
as the leader by both peers and end-users in the market segment, says
Concilium, Agilent’s official partner in South Africa.

Daniel Coetzee, Concilium Telecoms Sales Engineer, says Agilent has been
able to leverage its historic strength in SS7 passive signal analysis to
successfully address Next Generation Communications Technologies such as
VOIP within the Carrier Networks.

“Agilent Technologies pride themselves on the fact that they cover the
complete lifecycle of the communications industry from research and
design to field deployment of products as well as systems monitoring and
management,” Coetzee says.

Concilium Technologies has to date supplied various products within this
lifecycle to early adopters of new technology within South Africa
including the Cellular and PSTN (Public Switched Telephony Network)
Operators.

“Products such as the Agilent’s N2X are used within the evaluation phase
for Conformance Testing and Stress Testing prior to deployment within
the network by operators. Agilent’s Voice Quality Tester and Telephony
Network Analyzer are used during trial phases of VOIP to test the
relevant network for VOIP readiness and thereafter for effective
troubleshooting and pro active maintenance ensuring minimum revenue loss
due to network related failures,” says Coetzee.

One of the main reasons Agilent won the award was its market leading NGN
(Next Generation Network) Analysis System.

Other factors that have enabled the company to be successful include
first-to-market, coverage of the entire technology lifecycle, its brand
recognition, global coverage and strategic partnerships with both
vendors and customers, according to Coetzee.

Operators will also be able to migrate seamlessly from their traditional
legacy networks towards a fully integrated NGN network, by integrating
the NGN Analysis System with their already installed SS7 System,
offering that end to end view across the network that they are looking
for.

“The NGN Analysis System will prove to be a crucial tool for operators
in South Africa, ensuring a successful deployment and profitable
operation of a Next Generation Network in South Africa,” Coetzee
concludes.


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