CABLE & WIRELESS WINS MONNET-SPONSORED QoS AWARD AT ECTA 2001 Thursday 5 April 2001 PDF Print …Cable and Wireless is the overall winner in the ECTA QoS (quality of service) carrier competition sponsored by independent voice quality of service specialists Monnet… GNT wins the Americas region QOS award… …millions of calls to fixed voice and mobile services measured proving that carriers can be assessed by objective measurement… Cable & Wireless is the overall winner of the Monnet-sponsored ECTA Quality of Service Award. It won the international award following a competition organised by Monnet and ECTA for European carriers. The result was announced at ECTA 2001 in Barcelona yesterday. Now in its second year the competition took on a truly competitive flavour with individual awards in five geographical categories - the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. GNT won the Americas region and Cable & Wireless won the remaining categories as well as top honours for overall best carrier. Entrants to the competition were tested over a week long period for voice call quality, using non-intrusive monitoring technology to all global destinations involving the measurement of millions of calls to fixed voice and mobile services. All participants received a confidential, quality of service report, as well as a comparison to Monnet's QoS Benchmark - allowing them to assess their performance to all these destinations against the industry average. "We sponsored this competition to demonstrate our strong commitment to international voice quality of service as the differentiator in the marketplace - and to show that carriers can be assessed using objective measurement tools," says Freddie Talberg, Chief Executive, Monnet. "This has been an excellent opportunity for participants to access near real time information on their services and to see how they're doing in comparison with competition across the globe. Cable & Wireless came out well ahead of the competition and must be congratulated," Talberg concludes. Notes for editors: The 2000 winner of the Monnet-sponsored QoS carrier competition at ECTA was Netherlands-based Versatel. This is the first year that regional QoS awards were made allowing for top regional performances to be rewarded. About Monnet Monnet, headquartered in London, specialises in independent voice call quality benchmarking, monitoring and associated research, consultancy and hardware system integration. Monnet's intrusive and non-intrusive call monitoring/testing technology enables positive management of quality control over switched networks. Monnet's target clients include international telecom service providers, wholesale carriers, re-sellers and corporates. Its ground-breaking Voice QoS Benchmarking Service was nominated for the best Innovation award at ECTA 1999. Visit the Monnet website: www.monnetqos.com About Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over £9 billion (US$14 billion) in the year to 31 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries. Its operations around the world offer a full range of telecommunications services. Cable & Wireless' focus for future growth is on IP (Internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to www.cw.com. For further editorial information, please contact: Mike Gleeson Archangel Communications (for Monnet) Tel: +44 (0)20 7953 8724 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.