IBM-Backed Telecom Center of Excellence Opens to Accelerate Growth of Industry

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IBM-Backed Telecom Center of Excellence Opens to Accelerate Growth of Industry


IBM has opened the ASEAN Telecom Center of Excellence (CoE) to accelerate telecommunications solution development and streamline product delivery to help ASEAN telecommunication service providers compete more effectively.The center brings together cutting-edge technical skills, specialized offerings and industry best practices to meet the rising challenges in ASEAN’s telecommunications industry.“To sustain growth in this competitive industry landscape, service providers must offer customers a more positive and differentiated user experience while reducing complexity and cost,” said Rey Lugtu, Country Manager for Telcom and Utilities Industry, IBM Philippines. “The CoE offers the ASEAN telco industry an unparalleled level of expertise and support to speed implementation and facilitate effective use of applications and technologies. This is very beneficial to the Philippines, wherein the telecommunications industry remains one of the more exciting and rapidly growing sectors in the country.”Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the center leverages IBM’s globally-integrated network of capabilities and partnerships. It offers a range of new telecommunications software solutions based on IBM’s Service Provider Delivery Environment 3.0 framework, including hardware, services and business partner applications.Clients will include telecommunication operators, network equipment suppliers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and extended service providers.The CoE is staffed by technical and telecommunications experts with experience in deploying service creation, service delivery as well as business and operation support systems.“By supporting ASEAN’s telecommunications service providers in innovation efforts which leapfrog traditional technologies plans to be world-renowned leaders, we have established a unique position in the industry,” said Lugtu in a press release. …

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