Marconi Resells CoManage

Marconi signs global reseller agreement with CoManage to deliver network inventory data integrity solution to wireless carriers

June 3, 2003

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DALLAS and PITTSBURGH -- Marconi Corporation plc (London: MONI) today announced that its Wireless Business Unit has entered into a global reseller agreement with CoManage Corporation. Under terms of the agreement, Marconi will market the CoManage TrueSource solution to wireless service providers worldwide. The TrueSource network inventory data integrity solution dramatically improves the effectiveness and utilization of network resources and the efficiency of provisioning and managing new services on 2G, 2.5G and 3G networks.

Industry experts estimate network inventory systems and asset management systems are typically 20-40% inaccurate. This results in millions of dollars in stranded assets and capacity and creates numerous problems for service fulfillment and assurance processes. In fact, poor data integrity in Operations Support System (OSS) databases is often a stumbling block that prevents carriers from reducing operations costs and improving service profitability. CoManage's award-winning solution, TrueSource, combats these inaccuracies, serving as the industry's first integrated network discovery and reconciliation engine that improves and maintains the data integrity of OSS databases by synchronizing them with the actual physical and logical network.

TrueSource provides Network-Driven(TM) Data Integrity, recapturing lost resources and stranded capacity, improving provisioning success and troubleshooting, and fighting revenue leakage. TrueSource enhances Marconi's portfolio of industry-leading OSS products such as Planet, CEOS and Planet NOVA. In addition to these mission-critical products, Marconi offers consulting services to help wireless operators accelerate the maximization of their network investments and deployment of new technology.

"Marconi's heritage in providing network engineering services to its large wireless customer base, combined with the TrueSource data integrity solution from CoManage, allows organizations to address the network data integrity problem head on," says Karl Whitelock, Program Director for Stratecast Partners OSS Competitive Strategies and Analysis service. "The complexities of the mobile Internet -- utilization of network resources combined with content information from multiple sources -- are forcing operators to align their systems capabilities much more closely with an increasing list of customer service needs. Of most significance, will be an always-accurate view of what resources are being used and what capacity/capabilities are available."

"Today, a carrier's financial health is directly linked to its operational health, and improved data integrity is a critical component of efficient operations. We are thrilled to partner with Marconi, a leader in innovative solutions, to help wireless operators better manage their operations costs and maximize the value of their infrastructure," said Razi Imam, vice president of marketing and alliance strategy for CoManage. "The combination of CoManage's product value with Marconi's vast experience and reputation as a leader in the wireless industry will result in a very valuable offering for wireless service providers."

"The current state of the industry and the related expectations of improving efficiencies and financial performance make TrueSource an essential carrier tool and strategy," said Chip Wagner, head of Marconi's wireless business unit. "Wireless networks have expanded at an exponential rate, while network inventory strategies and data integrity issues have not been adequately addressed. The result is a staggering amount of deployed capital and capacity that is underutilized or unknown. This solution enables an immediate and significant capex and opex reduction, a top-of-mind issue for wireless operators."

Learn more about the Marconi Wireless and CoManage wireless data integrity solution. Visit Booth 20717 at SUPERCOMM 2003, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, June 3-5.

Marconi Corp. plc

CoManage Inc.

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