Astellia, leading provider of monitoring solutions to maximize Quality of Service (QoS) management and performance of mobile networks, has signed a contract with NII Holdings, Inc., one of the leading providers of fully integrated mobile communication services designed to meet the needs of businesses and individual customers in selected Latin American markets, to monitor its 2G and 3G networks.
As a result of this agreement, Astellia will complement the company’s existing tools, providing a unified and centralized solution for revenue assurance.
Astellia’s monitoring and optimization solution will be deployed in five countries in Latin America where NII Holdings, Inc. operates its 2G and 3G networks under the “Nextel” brand: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile. As of June 30, 2009, NII Holdings, Inc. has 6.7m customers connected to its five national networks. The solution will also enable NII operations to troubleshoot quality-threatening problems and thereby secure revenue.
“At NII we are committed to deploying the most effective technology solutions, so that we can efficiently respond to the needs of our high-value customers who must communicate instantly, anywhere, and at anytime,” said Alan Strauss, CTO of NII Holdings, Inc. “We selected Astellia because they provide solutions that will enhance even further the quality that we deliver to our customers across our networks every day.”
Astellia provides a global future-proof monitoring solution covering 2G/3G technologies from access to core, and element polling with coherent and detailed reports available to local teams and headquarters that will allow the consolidation of data.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc. (nii.com), a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings, Inc. has operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct Connect™, a digital two-way radio feature.
NII Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD and is a member of the NASDAQ 100 Index.
Nextel, the Nextel logo, Nextel Online, Nextel Business Networks and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.
Astellia (astellia.com) is a leading expert in monitoring and optimization solutions for the Quality of Service (QoS) and performance of mobile networks. The company develops, manufactures and sells its solutions to 150 operators and equipment manufacturers in more than 75 countries.
Astellia solutions integrate its long experience and knowledge of operators’ needs to cover 2G/2.5G/3G/3.5G/4G technologies from radio access to core network. They help to increase client income through fast access to relevant indicators, with a view to improving Quality of Service and ensuring subscribers’ loyalty.
The company also provides network audit services, training, technical assistance, etc.
Headquartered in France, Astellia has offices in Paris, New York, Singapore, Beirut, Rio, Johannesburg and Mumbai.