Ulticom Inc, (NASDAQ:ULCM), a leading provider of service enabling software for wireless, wireline and Internet communications, today announced it has signed an agreement with a major Japanese distributor, Macnica, Inc. of Yokohama City, which has resulted in sales to Fujitsu.
Fujitsu is delivering a short messaging service to major wireless carriers in Japan.
"We are excited to be offering Ulticom's Signalware products with their extensive capabilities," said Kiyoshi Nakashima, General Manager of the Network Division of Macnica. "There is a strong market demand for service enabling software like Signalware here in Japan, a country that is leading the world in the development of Third Generation wireless communication. The local support we will offer for Ulticom's products is crucial to meet the customers' requirements. We are confident that this partnership will bring new levels of services and telecommunications possibilities to carriers nationwide in Japan."
Under the terms of the agreement, Macnica will offer Signalware(R) software and interface boards, including Signalware in a client/server configuration. Signalware provides the fault resilient reliability, high performance scalablity and global SS7 interoperability that are critical to develop and deploy carrier class services.
Signalware's patent-pending client/server feature offers additional benefits of distributing the service client and the signaling server for greater application flexibility. Signalware's unique client/server can support multiple clients and servers running on different computing platform and operating environments, allowing for no single point of failure and maximum system performance.
On a daily basis, Signalware interworks thousands of carriers, connects millions of subscribers and processes billions of transactions. In real-world networks, Signalware is relied upon to provide a host of revenue-generating business and consumer services.
Signalware enables communication service providers to offer Intelligent Network services such as voice-activated dialing, prepaid calling, caller ID and text messaging. Signalware also enables voice and data networks to seamlessly integrate, allowing converged network services such as voice over the Internet, Internet off-load and Internet call waiting.
"Ulticom's technology is used daily in Japan. We have provided the latest Signaling System Number Seven (SS7) capabilities that are essential for operating in Japanese telecommunications networks to our customers like Comverse, Logica, and Compaq. Our agreement with Macnica provides us with another way to access the extensive Japanese equipment and service provider community and provide local, in-country sales and customer support," said Shawn Osborne, President and CEO of Ulticom. "Our agreement with Macnica makes us well positioned to further penetrate the Japanese telecommunications market and reaffirms our commitment to provide the service enabling software needed deliver world class services anywhere across the globe."
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