The integration of ACE*COMM's Convergent Mediation(TM) with Infranet, Portal's customer management and billing platform, will broaden the capability for the convergent communications market. Convergent Mediation(TM) enables the organization of network usage data from a variety of network elements while assuring revenue in a complex switch and rating systems environment, and offering multiple applications access to common data. The agreement encompasses technology integration, collaborative selling and joint marketing initiatives.
"In this alliance, two industry leaders have integrated their market-leading technologies to enhance the scope of their offerings to this marketplace," said Gino Picasso, President and COO of ACE*COMM. "We provide Portal with the technology bridge for integrated service providers who are becoming more data-centric but have an established voice infrastructure."
"The relationship with ACE*COMM is important for Portal because the joint solution enhances our offering to operators providing convergent communications services," said John Janetos, director of strategic alliances at Portal Software. "This integrated offering provides a software platform that our customers can utilize to deploy, market, and sell services quickly and easily."
Portal Software provides software to manage next-generation communications and e-services. The Infranet software platform enables service providers to rapidly deploy new services, define optimal business models and price plans, and bill their users.
ACE*COMM is a global leader in enterprise network management applications and advanced Convergent Mediation(TM) products for wired and wireless voice, data, and Internet communications providers.