Sunny Capital Chooses NMS Communications for Voice over Broadband Product; NMS Communications Teams With WiseSpot to Deliver Interactive Services to M-Channel
FRAMINGHAM, MA - NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS), a supplier of technology for tomorrow's networks, worked with network equipment provider Beijing Sunny Capital Communications to deploy a voice over broadband solution at Leshan Telecom, a China Telecom subsidiary. Sunny Capital's SCX-1000 voice over broadband (VoBB) product is based on NMS platforms and technologies, specifically the Convergence Generation(TM) (CG) 6100C high-density digital trunk interface, ATM interfaces, echo cancellation, and Signaling System 7 interfaces to the public switched telephone network. Sunny Capital Communications also engaged NMS to provide planning, design, and implementation expertise that significantly expedited the field trial. Sunny Capital Communications' SCX-1000 VoBB product is in trial at the Sichuan-based carrier to provide voice over Digital Subscriber Line (VoDSL) service. VoDSL uses the same connection to deliver both voice and data services, which particularly benefits the proliferation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in China and Korea looking to reduce network costs by combining broadband lines for both telephony and data services. The SME market (up to 24 lines) is the "sweet spot" in the VoDSL target market since users at the lower end are unlikely to require the multiple lines offered by VoDSL while the higher end have access to much higher bandwidth services at competitive prices. According to a report published earlier this year by telecom market analyst firm RHK, China and other nations in the Asia Pacific region now lead the world in DSL subscriber growth and network build-out, with Asia Pacific now accounting for approximately 44 percent of the world's DSL subscribers. RHK expects the growth trend to continue as China, Japan, South Korea, and other countries upgrade their telecom infrastructures. "We chose NMS for this important project because of its proven platforms technology and experience in carrier-grade deployments. The field trial at Leshan Telecom is particularly significant for Sunny Capital Communications because we are a leader in researching and developing broadband voice technologies and applications in China," said Shen Er, general manager of Sunny Capital Communications. "Interest in broadband, especially DSL, is on an upswing throughout the nation as operators seek cost-efficient options to satisfy the voice and data needs of business and residential customers." "This installation represents the global appeal of NMS' offerings, and highlights our ability to respond to shifts in market requirements such as Asia Pacific's growing dominance in deployment of DSL. We are pleased that our system building blocks and services have been instrumental in enabling Sunny Capital to meet Leshan Telecom's voice over broadband requirements," said Critz Chan, vice president and general manager of NMS Asia. NMS Communications Teams With WiseSpot to Deliver Interactive Services to M-Channel
FRAMINGHAM, MA -NMS Communications (NASDAQ: NMSS), a supplier of technology for tomorrow's networks, has been chosen by WiseSpot, a Hong Kong-based wireless application provider, to supply the platform for new consumer interactive services designed to drive revenues for service providers and portals in the highly competitive Hong Kong market. M-Channel, an out-of-home media that operates LCD screens in public transportation vehicles and high-traffic locations, has already deployed a WiseSpot quiz game in which viewers call a dedicated number to answer questions and have the chance to win prizes. The application is enabled by NMS' Alliance Generation(R) (AG) 4000, a platform product that handles all of the voice transferring and signaling among servers required for these automated processes. WiseSpot's applications aim at providing their clients with unique ways to increase subscriber loyalty and revenue through various interactive customer relationship applications, such as lotteries and lucky draws, loyalty point reward programs and mobile games. . "The NMS platform's flexibility and open architecture accelerated our service creation tremendously. We were ready to deliver the quiz game application within two weeks. This development could have taken months with other vendors' offerings," said Garrick Ng, WiseSpot's CTO. "NMS also has superior local support, which made them a valued partner rather than just a technology supplier." As of January 2002, there were over 5.7 million subscribers of cellular phone services in Hong Kong -- a penetration rate of 85 percent, one of the highest in the world. Hong Kong's Internet network has also rolled out rapidly. Over 95 percent of all households and 100 percent of all commercial buildings are capable of linking up to broadband connections as of January 2002. Voice-enhanced and Internet-related services offer telecom and Internet service providers a valuable competitive edge in this aggressive market. M-Channel's Chinese New Year quiz game, the first of a series of games to be devised by WiseSpot, attracted more than 11,000 people within the first week of launch. "WiseSpot is focused on developing new technologies and applications to meet the demand for differentiated wireless interactive services in the Hong Kong market," said Critz Chan, vice president and general manager of NMS Asia. "Our partnership is a natural fit - WiseSpot has the expertise in creating the wireless and Internet applications required for operators to win in this market, and NMS has a long history of providing the systems and system building blocks for our customers and partners to bring solutions to market quickly and efficiently."