Leaders of New Zealand’s Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative turn to the experts at ETI to tackle the challenges of broadband integration of fiber networks with back office (Billing and OSS) systems.
ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 14, 2011 – Enhanced Telecommunications (d/b/a) ETI Software Solutions, Inc., (ETI) (www.etisoftware.superiorux.com), in cooperation with the Telecommunication Carriers’ Forum (TCF), the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group (NZRFG), and local broadband industry professionals, presented the first-ever “Broadband Integration Management Seminar,” Feb, 1-3, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
This invitation-only educational forum was specifically designed to alert telecom leaders to the potential speed bumps that occur when deploying fiber networks and integrating with existing billing and OSS software. “What you don’t know can hurt you,” explained Peter M. Pifer, CEO and Chairman of ETI. “Are your back office systems able to accurately activate services? Maintain your equipment? Bill your customers? Or will your network technology be unable to communicate with your existing billing system? Essentially, you must avoid having your operating costs outweigh the new revenue that fiber will generate.”
Because ETI Software Solutions has been an integral part of multiple fiber deployments across the globe, they are in a unique position to advise New Zealand as its Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) plans move forward. “We have been helping government and service operators manage billing and FTTH-delivered triple play service integration for years, and we’d like to share our knowledge,” said Pifer.
“The expansion and development of broadband is vital to New Zealand’s future economic growth,” said David Stone, CEO of the Telecommunication Carriers’ Forum (TCF) and keynote speaker. “This important seminar brought together industry leaders, a Member of Parliament and the experts at ETI Software Solutions – veterans of fiber network and back office integrations world-wide – to prepare for the opportunities and challenges the UFB brings.”
Vaughan Baker, CEO of The New Zealand Regional Fibre Group, a coalition of electric and fiber companies formed to support the UFB, agreed. “Focusing on the technical, operational and aspects of broadband service delivery, ETI Software’s seminar outlined mission-critical tasks we face,” he said.
“ETI understands the importance of protecting the government’s billion dollar investment,” said Pifer. “The fiber network must operate with the highest efficiency and provide the world-class service that Kiwis expect, and ETI is excited and honored to play a role in a project of this scope.”