RCom nominated for prestigious TM Forum Excellence Award

TM Forum Selects Reliance Communications as TM Forum Solution Excellence 2011 Award Nominee.
  • (1888PressRelease) May 08, 2011 - Reliance Communications, India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider, announced today that it has been chosen as a TM Forum Solution Excellence 2011 Award Nominee. With this nomination for its Reliance iCall product, RCOM joins a select group of candidates eligible to be named the supplier or system integrator that demonstrated the most innovative and effective use of TM Forum Solution Frameworks to deliver tangible cost reduction and efficiency improvement.

    Reliance iCall goes beyond traditional product capabilities, it is a complete VOIP solution that enables people and businesses across globe to communicate, collaborate, speed up velocity of business by further lowering the barrier of physical distance and diverse end-points, be it a phone or a PC. Reliance iCall refers to communications services -voice, video, instant messaging & chatting and/or voice messaging applications that are transported over the internet rather than Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN). It involves conversion of original voice signal to digital format and compresses / translates into IP packets for transmitting over Internet; with the process being reversed at receiving end. Through this technology, users can communicate via real-time voice via PC-to-PC, PC-to-phone, phone-to-phone.

    "We are delighted to be nominated for this prestigious TM Forum award. This award nomination is a testament to the value of the business benefits of these solutions, our commitment to enabling TM Forum standards as we support evolving requirements for the communications industry." said Alpna J Doshi, Chief Information Officer, RCOM.
    "The quality of entries for this year's Excellence Awards has been exceptional. Having raised the bar on judging criteria, we would like to congratulate all of the Official Nominees for this year's awards as they lead the industry through a journey of transformation from service providers to agile service enablers. Each of this year's 48 entries highlights the critical role TM Forum's Frameworx suite of standards play in underpinning this transformation." said Nik Willetts, senior vice president, Communications, TM Forum.

    The TM Forum Excellence Awards recognize global leaders in leadership, innovation and excellence, and give significance to the achievements of companies in the communications industry. Now in their 5th year, they are widely regarded as the most sought-after awards of their kind and attract nominations from around the globe.
    An independent panel of highly respected industry experts will review the nominations and narrow them down to reveal the finalists in each category by April 1, 2011. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced at TM Forum's Management World 2011 which will be held at the Convention Center in Dublin, Ireland on May 24, 2011.

    About TM Forum:
    Enabling the Digital Services Revolution with more than 750 corporate members in 195 countries, TM Forum is the world's leading industry association focused on enabling best-in-class IT for service providers in the communications, media and cloud service markets. The Forum provides business-critical industry standards and expertise to enable the creation, delivery and monetization of digital services.

    TM Forum brings together the world's largest communications, technology and media companies, providing an innovative, industry-leading approach to collaborative R&D, along with wide range of support services including benchmarking, training and certification. The Forum produces the renowned international Management World conference series, as well as thought-leading industry research and publications.

    About Reliance Communications:
    Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).

    Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 132.2 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

    Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
    For more information about this award, please visit the TM Forum Management World Awards site atwww.tmforum.org/awards. Information about RCOM and its products can be found at www.rcom.in.

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