Wireless network management solutions from Compaq, Siemens

Compaq and Siemens join in alliance to deliver network management solutions to wireless customer.

P>Compaq Computer Corporation and Siemens Information and Communication Mobile announced a worldwide agreement to jointly provide unique network management solutions for their growing base of worldwide wireless customers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens ICM will serve as a strategic partner for Compaq's TeMIP (Telecommunications Management Information Platform), a multi-platform network and service management system for existing and next-generation networks.

The announcement was made at Compaq's worldwide TeMIP Forum in Singapore. The two companies will cooperate in the development, selling and deployment of "best of breed" network management solutions based on TeMIP and Siemens' performance management product SPOTS (Support for Planning, Operation &
Maintenance and Traffic Analysis System).

These two products form the basis of Siemens' Mobile Integrator, a tool that addresses the growing needs of mobile operators to manage increasingly complex, multi-vendor, multi-technology infrastructures, particularly in the areas of service assurance and performance management. Compaq and Siemens ICM will help mobile operators deploy the standards-based, highly scalable management solutions, and provide a secure path to third generation (3G) networks such as UMTS/IMT2000.

In the agreement, Siemens ICM selects Compaq Global Services as its partner for the delivery of Mobile Integrator solutions worldwide.

"This partnership will enable us to offer our customers an extended product and service portfolio, especially with regard to uniform network management in heterogeneous network architectures," said Manfred Grenzhäuser, president of Mobile Switching at Siemens ICM.

"This agreement is the natural result of cooperation that Compaq and Siemens ICM have enjoyed for many years," said Larry Schwartz, vice president and general manager, Compaq Telecom. "With the industry-leading TeMIP and Siemens' high value management products, along with Compaq worldwide professional services, our two companies today are much more able to meet the management needs of our joint customers, now and in the future as they move to 3G networks."