IBM and EDB Business Partner's subsidiary, EDB 4tel, increase their cooperation Together for the Telecommunications Sector Thursday 8 March 2001 PDF Print IBM and EDB 4tel have decided to increase their cooperation and concentrate on attracting customers in the telecommunications sector. The two companies will market EDB 4tel's leading Customer Care and Billing (CCB) solution on IBM's full range of platforms. The cooperation is an escalation of an agreement signed by the two companies in June last year. The original agreement between IBM and EDB 4tel was based on EDB 4tel's CCB solution and IBM S/390 hardware and software products. The new agreement makes EDB 4tel a full independent software vendor, and an important part of IBM's Inner Circle Program. EDB 4tel will receive greater access to IBM resources, enabling it to enhance its knowledge of IBM's tools. "The telecommunications market is an important area for IBM. Together with EDB 4tel, we are able to offer a leading CCB solution that handles 3G on the IBM platform, and thus further secure our position within this market segment," said Norton Lokken, Manager of IBM's Communication Sector. "Established telecommunications operators and service providers require flexible and reliable solutions that can be integrated with their existing systems portfolios. Our cooperation with IBM will enable us to offer modular and scalable CCB solutions on the full range of IBM's platforms," said Asbjørn Eide, President of EDB 4tel. About EDB 4tel AS EDB 4tel is the telecom branch of EDB Business Partner ASA. With more than 3,500 employees and annual revenues of NOK 4.5 billion, the group is one of the leading providers of IT-related products and services in the Nordic region. EDB Business Partner ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE:EDB). EDB 4tel delivers software solutions specifically developed for the telecom sector and is the worldwide market leader within the mediation segment. The company's business is helping telecom operators to create value and competitive edge, while reducing operational costs and increasing profitability. Backed by its experience, innovation and scalable solutions, EDB 4tel is a key player in the ongoing transition to the emerging next generation networks. For more information about EDB 4tel and our product line, please visit our website http://www.edb.4tel.no or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT IBM IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions, and technologies that enable enterprises to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. IBM has helped hundreds of companies deliver their services to wireless devices . To extend e-business to mobile e-business, IBM is exploiting its systems integration expertise, web hosting experience, and e-business application capability providing the reliability, scalability, global reach and security businesses need to succeed. IBM can be found on the Web at http://www.ibm.com Contacts for EDB 4tel: Asbjørn Eide, President, E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: +47 23 32 00 50 Mobile telephone: +47 90 78 53 05 Frode Meltzer, CTO E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +47 23 32 01 62 Mobile telephone: +47 90 96 75 46 Contact for IBM: Norton Lokken, Manager Communication Sector E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: +47 66 99 90 41 Mobile telephone: + 47 932 34 810 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AxiCom in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.