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
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
"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."