NavLink Selects Trendium's ServicePATH

- To Accelerate the Launch and Guarantee the Quality of Service of Its New

Internet and Wireless Based Services -

Mar 14, 2001, 00:00 ET from Trendium

    LONDON, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Trendium, the fast growing supplier of
 next generation service support system for network and data resources-based
 service providers, signs its first European customer.  NavLink, a privately
 owned company that designs, hosts and manages Internet and Wireless based
 services, selected Trendium's ServicePATH software to manage its value-added
 services and guarantee their performance.
     NavLink offers hosted managed services via Internet Data Centres in
 Southern Europe, Central Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.  Its customers
 include Content Providers, Application Service Providers (ASPs).  Navlink
 Internet Data Centres provide seamless, global access and a one-stop shop for
 advanced communication and technology solutions.  Its exclusive "my eSourcing"
 program delivers a complete range of services for web hosting, Intranet VPN as
 well as a full set of Internet, security and management consulting services.
 Concert, the AT&T/BT global venture recently took a minority stake in Navlink.
     "The service provider market is becoming a commodity market, the
 competition is fierce with several different providers now located in the same
 areas and offering similar services" says Laurent Delifer, Co-President and
 COO of NavLink.  "We chose Trendium to differentiate ourselves by offering
 faster time to market and facilitating the launch of new enhanced services
 with higher quality of service.  We want a solution that allows us to
 regularly introduce and guarantee new services to our current and future
 customers, as their needs and technologies evolve".
     Navlink's portfolio of services was, until recently, called "e-sourcing
 services" continues Laurent Delifer "with Trendium ServicePATH we have been
 able to rename it as "my e-sourcing services" as we are able to truly
 customise the services, including pricing, contract levels and quality of
     "NavLink's service delivery chain consists of a multitude of components
 including network infrastructure, core and access bandwidth and Internet data
 centre resources, applications and services" says Claude Hary, General Manager
 and VP, Trendium EMEA.  "ServicePATH will manage and assure the quality of
 service across all layers of this delivery chain, and thus enable NavLink to
 differentiate its service offering. I am delighted to associate Trendium with
 the success of NavLink's core business."
     Service providers have recently evolved from being network-centric and
 focused on the size of their information pipeline, to a more customer-centric
 business model for selling broadband / IP and data services.  This new
 business model requires agility in its service infrastructure including
 quality assurance management.
     The future is calling for service level agreements to oversee operations
 from applications all the way down to the transmission level.
     Trendium ServicePATH has emerged to meet this urgent market need, going
 beyond traditional service and network performance management.
     Trendium ServicePATH is a next generation Services Support System that
 addresses the business challenges facing the service providers as they deploy
 services over broadband networks (ATM, FR, IP, DSL) and data center resources.
 Service PATH/SQM enables service providers to create, monitor and verify
 service levels. It provides end-to-end QoS monitoring and analysis and
 proactively optimises the QoS through traffic management techniques in
 conjunction with provisioning systems and other Operations Support Systems.
 Trendium's ServicePATH was designed from the beginning to be carrier-class
 with scalable and extensible architecture.
     About Trendium
     Trendium is a fast-growing software company with a revolutionary new
 service support system for service providers.  Its software empowers network
 and content service providers to build more profitable value-added service
 business, enabling the creation, deployment and assurance of broadband
 services.  Through complete integration with present infrastructure (ATM, FR,
 IP, DSL and data center resources) and OSSs, Trendium's ServicePATH solution
 allows service providers to leverage their existing investments while moving
 to the next level of multivendor, multidomain service management.  For more
 information, visit the company's website at
     About NavLink
     NavLink Inc. ( is a private company setting the standard
 for Internet, e-business and mobile services enablers, operating primarily in
 the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa. Founded in December 1996 in the
 USA, NavLink has built a solid reputation in Internet consulting and systems
 integration, serving incumbent Telcos and new operators, Internet Service
 Providers (ISPs) and Enterprise Customers, such as elf, Sun, Iplanet, Saudi
 Aramco and Etisalat.  After significantly contributing to the establishment of
 the IP infrastructure, NavLink is now offering customers, including Content
 Providers and Application Service Providers (ASPs), hosted managed services
 via Internet Data Centres. NavLink's exclusive "my eSourcing" program offers a
 complete range of services for Internet-based and wireless applications in
 eSourcing and eConsulting.  Concert, (, the US$7 billion
 global venture of AT&T and BT, which serves the global communications needs of
 business customers worldwide, has recently invested in NavLink.

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