C-COR en Routing For Indian Telcos

by Sohini Bagchi    Jul 14, 2005

C-COR, the $200 million US based firm offering software solutions for broadband operators and telcos, has announced its plans to expand its Indian operations.

The Bangalore centre is currently developing the company’s next generation application and service level management products to enable high-end usage based services over broadband. The Mobile Workforce Manager is a suite of field service management tools that automate the labor-intensive process of managing a field service workforce.

“With new products in the offing, the Bangalore center is poised to undertake design and development of additional products as part of the C-COR Solutions. We are geared up to cater to the Indian enterprise with our entire range of products, across our three business units of C-COR,” said Michael Pohl, president of C-COR Solutions.

Speaking to CXOtoday, Ken Wright, CTO, C-COR said, “C-COR is offering an integrated application-oriented IP suite of back office automation tools for network content, subscriber, workforce management and advanced advertising and on-demand services. With the interoperable capabilities incorporated into the product line, customers also have the flexibility to build their own end-to-end suite.”

Some of the key products being developed in the Bangalore center recently include the Policy Services Manager and Service Activation Manager, which is currently deployed in more than 45 customer locations worldwide.

Pohl pitched in, “The clear message from our Multiple Service Operators (MSO) customers is that they need help generating new revenues, achieving greater network efficiencies and lowering costs.”

He added that the new Bangalore facility is a key center in continuing and expanding development and support of these C-COR Solutions products. “The team will also contribute to the various initiatives across C-COR divisions for development and delivery of its products worldwide,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, Vijaya Verma, MD, C-COR India, said, “The Indian operations will be responsible for the entire life-cycle of products and we are engaging with clients such as VSNL, Reliance and a host of other telcos in India.”

C-COR in India has grown from 40 people last year, to a 60-people outfit and the manpower is proposed to be ramped up to double its size in the next couple of years. Located in the Silicon Valley, the company recently took over Bangalore-based Alopa Networks for close to $20 million to bring its all IP-Vision in the market.

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