Accuris in major NZ telecoms deal


29 Mar 2007

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Irish telecoms software company Accuris Networks has won a landmark deal with Telecom New Zealand (TNZ) to deploy its technology to enable TNZ’s customers roam anywhere on the world regardless of a mobile network’s underlying technology.

This erases the common-held myth regarding restricted global roaming possibilities for CDMA (code division multiplex access) network subscribers, the company said. CDMA is an alternative network technology to GSM and is used in Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Dublin-headquartered Accuris was set up in 1997 and has offices in Malaysia, the US, France and China.

The company’s technologies enable convergence between various platforms on a carrier network and its AccuRoam technology provides seamless subscriber roaming between existing cellular networks and IP-based networks.

“Accuris Networks’ history of innovation in telecoms technology, and specifically CDMA, was one of the attractions for us,” said Kevin Bowler, general manager for consumer marketing at TNZ.

“We looked at the number of vendors offering CDMA to GSM roaming and quickly deduced that not only could AccuRoam be deployed quickly, helping us to meet our aggressive WorldMode campaign rollout time frame, but that it also represented the best solution both technically and operationally available to us.”

In January, Accuris received a prestigious Frost & Sullivan award for product differentiation and innovation for its AccuRoam technology.

“Prior to AccuRoam, CDMA networks were limited in their ability to offer inter-standard roaming to GSM networks,” explained Accuris chief executive Aidan Dillon.

“We view our ability to enable network operators, and especially CDMA carriers, to connect their subscribers to GSM networks and Wi-Fi networks as a real differentiator,” said Dillon.

By John Kennedy