Sigma Systems, a provider of IP service fulfillment products, says that it has installed its Telco Services Accelerator at Bell Aliant. The Canadian service provider will use the Telco Services Accelerator to support residential service fulfillment of the operator's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
Sigma Systems’ partner GENBAND assisted in the deployment.
Bell Aliant’s FibreOP FTTH project, one of the first all-IP deployments in North America, provides broadband services to areas of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador. The FTTH project is on track to pass 600,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2012.
Sigma Systems says that its Service Management Platform (SMP) enables Bell Aliant to reduce its operational silos, which assists with the delivery of residential triple-play bundles from a single OSS service fulfillment system.
Sigma Systems' SMP delivers the ability for operators to go to market faster, says Sigma Systems, as well as introduce new service bundles and scale their IT operations in line with consumer up-take. Bell Aliant also recently rolled out service fulfillment for hosted commercial VoIP services, and deployed Sigma Systems' Device Provisioning Manager (DPM) to organize and provision SIP/IP phones for business users.
In addition, Sigma Systems asserts its combined offering provides Bell Aliant with other benefits, including:
- Built-in support for Alcatel-Lucent ONTs, GENBAND softswitches and Microsoft Mediaroom for IPTV
- Service order-to-activation processes, with integration to Bell Aliant's CRM and billing system
- Compliance with the TM Forum's certification for Order Management API and Web Services in a next-generation OSS (NGOSS) framework, enabling faster time to market through standards-based OSS to BSS interoperability
- Reduces the complexity of provisioning and managing multiple types of SIP and IP phones for future business VoIP services