Comarch, a global provider of end-to-end solutions for telecommunications, announced today that NetWorks! a joint venture Orange's PTK Centertel, Poland's largest mobile operator, and T-Mobile's PTC (Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa), selected Comarch’s Fault Management system to support its infrastructure sharing strategy.

Both partners entered a 15-year agreement for sharing mobile access network in July 2011. The joint venture has been formed by the operators to manage and develop their consolidated 2G,3G network now and 4G network in the future, with the aim of enhancing network coverage and quality. This is the first infrastructure sharing case in Poland. Comarch’s Fault Management will ensure that both PTK Centertel and PTC will receive an appropriate quality of their network at the resource level, while also benefiting from fair competition in the service and product layer. The underlying concept of the architecture of Comarch OSS Suite makes it able to support both resource and service layers, where the first one can be managed by the so called NetCo and the second one by the so called ServCo.

- When searching for a partner in this project, we wanted to find a company with a system that has been proven by multiple operators and will make the cut to support our business scenario with all its complexity. Comarch Fault Management has all the necessary functionalities to support an infrastructure sharing scenario, which has been already appreciated by numerous Tier 1 operators. – says Przemysław Żulewski, Mobile Systems Developmnet Expert - NetWorks!

- Selecting Comarch as a partner for this project shows that Comarch presents market responsiveness to the shift in network infrastructure management trends and delivers strong OSS products to support infrastructure sharing initiatives. This cooperation will also prove Comarch Fault Management’s ability to support this joint venture in serving almost 30 mln subscribers. – says Piotr Piątosa, VP Telecommunications at Comarch SA.

About NetWorks!
NetWorks! is a joint venture owned 50-50 by Orange’s Polish operator, PTK Centertel and T-Mobile’s Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa created in July 2011 to manage, plan, support, develop and maintain both operators’ radio access networks. Through the venture, the operators are able to eliminate duplicate base stations, serving both customer bases from a total of 10,000 installations. NetWorks! is managing around 7,000 PTC’s and around 6,400 PTK’s base stations.
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