HP launches Advanced Open Telecom Platform for network and service providers

October 7, 2004

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PALO, ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) (Nasdaq:HPQ) today announced a new comprehensive framework that is specifically designed to help network and service providers adapt to the market forces that are re-shaping the $219 billion communications industry.(1)

The Advanced Open Telecom Platform (AOTP) advances HP's strategy to leverage modular, standards-based technologies, enhance them to meet the stringent requirements of telecom operating environments and build them into the heart of voice, data and media networks.

HP AOTP has as its foundation the industry's most complete array of commercial and carrier-grade platforms (rack-mount, blade and custom), but it is much more than hardware. HP AOTP is a comprehensive framework of enabling technologies that incorporates a portfolio of operating systems including carrier-grade Linux, telecom network software such as HP OpenCall and OpenView, and SAF-compliant management software. It also includes platform testing and validation, consulting and integration services, global sales and customer support, and a large network of tightly linked solution partners.

As part of its investment to create AOTP, HP also plans to bring to market a new telecom-specific blade server that is based on the emerging industry standard, called Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA(R)), based on Intel(R) processors.

HP AOTP brings commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) to telecom industry

As an IT company with 25 years of experience in voice and data networks, HP is in a unique position to bring to network and service providers the benefits of commercial off-the-shelf technology. Modular, standards-based technologies are the foundation of HP's Adaptive Enterprise strategy to synchronize business with IT -- and now of AOTP as well.

With AOTP, HP and network equipment providers can build modular solutions that give operators the agility they need to increase revenue through new services and faster time-to-market -- while reducing structural cost and risk.

"HP is the only major IT company that is at the crossroads of telecom and commercial information technology, and that's why telecom equipment providers continue to rely on HP as a single point of accountability for their complex needs," said Sebastiano Tevarotto, vice president and general manager, Network and Service Provider Business Unit, HP. "The HP AOTP integrates our products and expertise, as well as our key partners, into a single, coherent program that creates tremendous business value for equipment providers and operators."

Hewlett-Packard Co.

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