Frost & Sullivan Lauds CommProve for Robust Growth in the European Network Monitoring Market

Jan 20, 2010, 01:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

DUBLIN, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the European network monitoring systems market, Frost & Sullivan presents CommProve Ltd. with the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Award for Emerging Company of the Year in recognition of its strong growth since 1996. The company manufactures test solutions for monitoring wireless networks to measure the quality of service (QoS). CommProve's products are designed to identify the cause of problems such as radio frequency interference in the network and troubleshoot them before it affects the QoS of a particular network, which might lead to dissatisfied subscribers.

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Monitoring the network continuously to measure the QoS data of subscribers has always been a significant challenge for operators with the high penetration level of new technologies and mobile services. Periodic drive testing and troubleshooting actions after a fault has occurred in the network is no longer acceptable. Monitoring the radio interface too is difficult for operators as there are a large number of geographically distributed links. Another challenge is monitoring the 3G WCDMA technology due to its dynamic nature and limitation through interference. In short, operators were looking for a robust and reliable solution that can report the QoS of the network in real time.

"CommProve Ltd. has been successful in identifying the industry challenges and providing solutions to address them," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Srihari Padmanabhan. "Also, as the number of subscribers and service-based traffic in the network increase, the need for measuring the QoS in the network will increase."

CommProve's two main solutions for radio access network (RAN) monitoring are NetLedge™ and QuantiQa™. Both are widely used for passive network monitoring for measuring QoS in the network. On top of the platforms infrastructure CommProve's product portfolio consists of Insight solutions – a comprehensive suite of business solutions tackling different aspects of the network such as VIP subscribers, roaming, network management, radio optimisation and mobile broadband services. By continuously measuring the QoS in the network, the Operations Support Systems (OSS) solutions from CommProve enable the operators to increase the average revenue per subscriber by ensuring high quality of service and avoiding loss of revenue from high spending subscribers. CommProve's Netledge was awarded the Best Network Quality Initiative Award by the GSM Association.

CommProve continues to invest its time and money to identify common challenges faced by network operators in the industry and work towards addressing the same. Netledge 3G Radio QoS solution from CommProve provides Operators with a solution that can monitor the network 24x7 by collecting, analyzing and reporting QoS of the network through a user-friendly GUI. All data collected can also be used for diagnosing issues historically or in real-time, reducing the time taken to fix issues dramatically.

CommProve has an in-house QoS expert team that supports and trains the operators in measuring in-depth data from the reports collected from their network. The support team works towards achieving detailed project deployment and implementation services methodologies for predicable and repeatable project quality. Its customer operation team also offers professional services for managing pre-deployment and post-deployment projects which include implementation of industry best practices, end-to-end project management and also a dedicated project manager throughout the project lifecycle. Additionally, the company offers several certification courses and training modules for network engineers focused on live network monitoring and customer management topics.

"One of the major reasons behind the success of CommProve – in spite of heavy competition in the market – is its strategic partnerships and alliances with other organizations," notes Padmanabhan. "The company recently announced its partnership with Polaris Wireless to deliver the industry's highest performing and most innovative real-time network surveillance solutions available."

CommProve also announced its partnership with AIRCOM, an international end-to-end network optimization solution provider in December 2008. The data collected from CommProve's Netledge can be used along with AIRCOM's technology for radio frequency planning and radio optimization across a multi vendor platform. Further, CommProve partnered with Telecom 180 to extend its presence in South Africa in 2008.

Significantly, CommProve secured new finance of $14 million last year to support its geographic expansion and for expanding its product portfolio. The company is now looking to expand its services to countries in Asia, where the number of mobile subscribers are growing rapidly. With a strong team of R&D experts, engineers and customer support, CommProve is expected to gain additional recognition and increase its market share. All these factors make CommProve the worthy recipient of the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Emerging Company of the Year Award in the European network monitoring systems market.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has emerged as a significant participant within its industry. The recipient is perceived to have exhibited outstanding management, superior market growth, exceptional customer service and the ability to combine technology and successful strategic initiatives. The award also acknowledges the exceptional know-how of the company to be able to take advantage of market changes through the execution of innovative strategies within the existing competitive landscape.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About CommProve

CommProve is a top innovation provider of mobile network monitoring and business solutions for wireless technology. Our solutions enable mobile operators and system integrators a full view on customers, services and network issues. Based on three high performance platforms NetLedge, QuantiQa and IntelliQa, CommProve Insight Solutions provide mobile operators a sophisticated end-to-end insight into handsets, core network, mobile broadband, VIP, roamer, radio and location. CommProve has deployed extensive monitoring systems in countries on all continents.

Since its foundation in 1996, CommProve has been a privately held company with headquarters in Ireland and offices in the UK, Italy, Brazil and USA. For additional information please visit www.commprove.com

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