Companies to provide comprehensive Wi-Fi solution to enterprises and municipalities
Pleasanton, CA — November 1, 2005 — Pronto Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class operations support systems (OSS) for managing large-scale, broadband wireless networks, today announced a global reseller agreement with Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) to resell Pronto Networks’ complete line of products and services. Pronto’s products and services enable the rapid and cost-effective deployment of Wi-Fi networks to service providers targeting the enterprise and municipality markets.
Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will incorporate Pronto Networks’ core products, including its leading UniFi OSS Platform, UniFi Service Controller, and UniFi Service Gateway, as part of its portfolio of Wi-Fi solutions and services targeted at service providers and enterprises worldwide. LWS will also be reselling Pronto’s Managed Services, enabling service providers to gain a time to market advantage by providing back-office operations. LWS will provide additional value to customers by providing installation, integration, and network maintenance services.
“Pronto’s products and services fit well into our business model of providing world-class, multi-vendor solutions to service providers across the globe,” said Stef van Aarle, vice president of marketing and strategy, Lucent Worldwide Services. “Pronto Networks’ OSS-related products enable us to quickly deploy a robust and scalable Wi-Fi network for our customers. It also provides a flexible platform for introducing new applications and converged services.”
“This agreement is a win-win for both companies as well as a win for network operators,” said Jasbir Singh, president and CEO of Pronto Networks. “Pronto’s leading technology, expertly deployed and enhanced by Lucent’s top-notch professional services, provide operators a world-class, comprehensive solution.
Pronto Networks’ solutions have been deployed by more than 100 network operators and dozens of municipalities worldwide. Pronto’s core product, the UniFi OSS Platform, is a flexible, standards-based Operations Support System platform providing critical back-office and service control functions, including user registration, multiple secure authentication options, captive portal customization, subscriber management, flexible pre- and post-paid billing, and remote network management. The UniFi OSS Platform includes modules tailored for the Municipality, Hospitality, Retail and Enterprise segments. Other products include the UniFi Service Controller and Gateway, intelligent, plug-and-play IP network access equipment supporting up to 100 or 2000 concurrent users, respectively. Pronto’s Managed Services is a hosted service that allows service providers to outsource all back-office operations so that they can focus on building their core business.
About Pronto Networks
Pronto Networks, based in Pleasanton, Calif., provides a carrier-class Operations Support System (OSS) that enables service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively provision, deploy and manage large-scale, broadband wireless networks. The company’s core software product– UniFi OSS Platform — handles provisioning, multiple authentication options, subscriber management, captive portal customization, pre-paid and post-paid billing, customer care, remote network management, and roaming settlement. It also serves as a flexible platform for delivering next generation services. Pronto Networks is funded by BV Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Intel Communications Fund. Pronto Networks was recently named to the AlwaysOn List of Top 100 Private Companies for the third consecutive year, and in 2003 received Wired Magazine’s Top 25 Wi-Fi Companies to Watch and Computerworld’s Innovative Technology Awards. For more information about Pronto Networks, visit www.prontonetworks.com.
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