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SFR Deploys Cramer System

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BATH, U.K. -- Cramer Systems today announced that SFR, the wireless division of Groupe Cegetel, France's number two telecommunications service provider, has completed the national rollout of the Cramer Systems inventory solution to manage the growth and development of its GSM900 and GSM1800 networks. SFR is using Cramer to maintain a centralized, accessible and continuously updated inventory of network resources across France. The local operations divisions and the supervision team at headquarters now share continuously up-to-date information on the network. The solution combines standard features of the Cramer product with functionality inspired by SFR's long-term use of the Cramer product set in an earlier project phase. "Cramer gives us tight control over our actual network and its planned evolutions," said M. Paul Corbel, VP Mobile Network for SFR. "It enables us to maintain the quality of the service delivered to the end customers." SFR is one of three French wireless operators licensed to provide 3G services in France. It plans to launch 3G services in 2004. Cramer CEO Jerry Crook expressed satisfaction at the news: "Cramer's relationship with its long term customers is deepening as our software meets and exceeds expectations of ROI and business value. Just as the industry is acknowledging that effective inventory management is key to meeting business objectives, so carriers are increasingly acknowledging Cramer as the key to effective inventory management." SFR Cramer Systems Ltd.

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