Partner Communications Selects Jungo's OpenRGTM Software for New SmartBoxTM Gateway
SAN JOSE, CA January 26, 2009
- Partner Communications has selected Jungo's OpenRG TM
software for its new SmartBox TM
home gateway which launched to Israeli subscribers
in December 2008
- Gateway software is a key service differentiator and Jungo's OpenRG software is
helping Partner Communications to launch innovative new services, giving customers
a true digital home experience
- Partner Communications will benefit from best-of-breed software, including the
opportunity to increase ARPU, while reducing support and maintenance costs
Jungo Ltd, a leading provider of broadband
residential gateway software solutions, and Partner Communications, a leading Israeli
mobile telecoms operator, have reached an agreement that sees Jungo integrating its
residential gateway software into Partner's new SmartBox TM
part of the operator's innovative new home communications offering.
OpenRG software delivers Partner Communications a range of capabilities as well as a
platform for introducing and launching new value added services. With Jungo's remote
upgrade capability, an operator can load customized middleware onto deployed gateways
from almost any vendor, and therefore can introduce new services without the need to
replace its installed base. OpenRG also provides a suite of functionalities to substantially
reduce operational costs. These include transparent fault-finding, and user-focused
troubleshooting that helps minimize support calls.
With SmartBox, launched in December 2008, Partner Communications' customers will
enjoy advanced broadband services such as 802.11n wireless network, advanced VoIP
capabilities including integrated DECT, call hijacking between cellular and fixed line,
home media sharing and other services.
"The ability to offer new innovative services to our customers is central to Partner
Communications' strategy," said Alon Berman, Partner Communications VP Internet and
Broadband. "The residential gateway is now at the heart of the digital home, and key
enabler of the advanced services that our customers want. We chose Jungo OpenRG for
the new SmartBox because Jungo's proven, flexible and open software allows us to offer
our subscribers new levels of seamlessly-integrated access and interaction with a wide
range of entertainment and communication services."
"Jungo is proud to have been chosen to be part of this bold new venture, and to support
Partner Communications with our feature-rich, reliable, high-quality residential gateway
software," said Eran Rom, Jungo's CEO. "We look forward to helping Partner
Communications customers experience the benefits of a truly digital home, enabled by
our OpenRG software."
OpenRG is a hardware-agnostic gateway software platform which gives operators
maximum freedom in selecting gateway hardware, and thanks to its remote upgrade
capability, OpenRG provides full flexibility for future service enhancements. This saves
operators substantial costs when expanding and upgrading existing and future gateway designs.
About Partner Communications
Partner Communications is a leading Israeli mobile communications operator providing
GSM / GPRS / UMTS / HSDPA services and wire free applications. Partner
Communications provides quality service and a range of features to 2.882 million
subscribers in Israel (as of September 30, 2008). Partner's ADSs are quoted on the
NASDAQ Global Select Market™ and its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock
Exchange (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR).
Partner is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited
("Hutchison Telecom"), a leading global provider of telecommunications services.
Hutchison Telecom currently offers mobile and fixed line telecommunications services in
Hong Kong, and operates mobile telecommunications services in Israel, Macau, Thailand,
Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia. It was the first provider of 3G mobile services in Hong
Kong and Israel and operates brands including "Hutch", "3"
Hutchison Telecom, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, is a listed company
with American Depositary Shares quoted on the New York Stock Exchange under the
ticker "HTX" and shares listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong under the stock
Jungo is a leading provider of software products and solutions that power residential broadband service offerings and connectivity solutions. Our residential broadband products enable 40 million of the world's residential gateways. Our connected home, application framework and remote management solutions let service providers easily launch value-added broadband services and manage and monitor their delivery. Jungo's unique home broadband offerings enable service providers to accelerate the introduction of a variety of innovative, revenue generating digital home services, while enhancing their competitive edge and reducing operational costs.
Jungo's connectivity solutions division offers extensive connectivity software solutions for USB and PCI, including WinDriver™, a driver development toolkit that enables developers to quickly create custom device drivers that can run on a multitude of operating systems without modification, and USBware™, a complete, high-quality embedded USB software protocol stack, allowing device manufacturers to easily incorporate standard USB OTG/Host/Device connectivity in their designs.
Jungo is owned by NDS, a leading global provider of end-to-end software solutions for the pay television industry. Jungo is owned by NDS, a leading global provider of end-to-end software solutions for the pay television industry.
To learn more, visit www.jungo.com.
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