Cabovisao Selects Sigma Systems for Device Provisioning

Portuguese cable operator to use Sigma Systems' OSS solutions for PacketCable and SIP device provisioning

Jun 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Sigma Systems

TORONTO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Systems, an industry leader in Advanced IP Service Fulfillment solutions, announced today that Cabovisao SA has selected its next-generation OSS solutions to provision PacketCable and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices.

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Cabovisao, a Portuguese cable operator, is a pioneer in Europe in offering triple-play telecommunication services. Cabovisao delivers cable TV, VoIP and high-speed broadband services to residential customers, along with commercial broadband and voice services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Portugal. Sigma Systems already supports the service delivery of Cabovisao's home phone and broadband offerings to more than 440,000 subscribers.

Cabovisao will deploy the Device Provisioning Manager, which is part of the Sigma Systems Service Management Portfolio of IP service fulfillment solutions. The Device Provisioning Manager will allow Cabovisao to:

  • Simplify activation and management of its triple-play bundle
  • Cost-effectively scale as its subscriber base grows
  • Auto-configure and provision business and residential customer-premises equipment, including PacketCable, SIP, DOCSIS 3.0 and IPv6 devices.

"At Cabovisao, we pride ourselves on offering innovation to our customers in Portugal," said  Alexandre Fonseca, Group Director for Technology & Information Systems Area in Cabovisao. "As we look to expand our SMB offerings to include SIP-based VoIP and grow our market share, we chose Sigma Systems' OSS solutions to automate our device provisioning processes, and to stabilize our back-office."

"Cabovisao is in a very competitive market," said Tim Spencer, president and COO of Sigma Systems. "As its partner, Sigma Systems is committed to helping Cabovisao continue to deploy new and differentiated features and services, and easily implement the latest standards such as DOCSIS 3.0 and IPv6, while also reducing its operating costs by fully automating service delivery."

About Service Management Portfolio

Sigma Systems' Service Management Portfolio of fulfillment solutions enables the provisioning, delivery and management of integrated offerings, including TV, VoIP, broadband and mobile services; plus triple-play and quad-play. More than 100 million IP services worldwide have been delivered and managed by Sigma Systems' award-winning fulfillment solutions.

About Cabovisao SA

Cabovisao SA is licensed to provide TV, broadband and telephone services to more than 90 percent of the Portuguese market. Portugal's second-largest cable operator, Cabovisao was one of the first telecommunications companies in Europe to introduce the triple-play bundle. Cabovisao is owned by Cogeco Cable (, a telecommunications company that operates in Ontario, Quebec and Portugal. Cogeco Cable is registered on the Stock Exchange of Toronto (TSX: CCA).

About Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems is the proven global leader in delivering advanced IP service fulfillment solutions. Sigma Systems' powerful solutions enable the world's Next-Generation Operators (NGOs) to Deliver a Rich Consumer Experience through communications and entertainment services -- over any access technology to any device. The company's award-winning solutions include order management, provisioning and activation, and active mediation of residential and business VoIP, broadband, video, and triple-play and quad-play services. NGOs around the globe --  including Bell Aliant, Cox, Rogers, TELUS, YouSee and ZON Multimedia -- trust Sigma Systems for service transformation and innovative solutions with market-leading expertise for the delivery of today's--and tomorrow's--new services. For more information about Sigma Systems, visit

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