Sigma Systems signs three-year renewal with Technology Networks in Japan
TORONTO – June 4, 2014 — Sigma Systems, the leader in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products, today announced it has signed a three-year licensing and support agreement with Technology Networks, which provides the provisioning and operations services to Jupiter Telecommunications’ (J:COM’s) internet service. Technology Networks will be merged with J:COM on July 1, 2014. The contract extends Sigma’s existing relationship with Technology Networks and ensures its ISP and cable businesses can realize the full benefits of the Sigma Service Management Platform (SMP) products.
“Japan has benefited from its successful government-led digital strategy, which has placed the country at the forefront of broadband connectivity in terms of speed and availability,” said Tim Spencer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sigma Systems. “As a result, Japan has been a significant growth market for Sigma, as the country’s major service providers have sought out our solutions for delivering the complex and diverse digital services across these networks. Today, Sigma is enabling the growth of the digital economy, making it easier for service providers to sell and deliver more services to more customers than ever before. We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with Technology Networks and J:COM following its recent acquisition of Japan Cablenet Limited (JCN) and to be helping J:COM to migrate JCN’s services to the Sigma solution.”
About Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and Technology Networks Inc.
Established in 1995, Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd.( J:COM) is Japan’s largest multiple system and multiple channel operator. In system operation, J:COM provides cable television, high speed Internet access and telephony services to customers through 31 consolidated subsidiaries at the local level serving 5 million subscribing households in Sapporo, Sendai, Kanto, Kansai, and Kyushu regions. The number of serviceable households or “homes passed” in J:COM franchise areas is 19 million. In channel operation, J:COM invests in and operates 17 thematic channels which are provided to CATV, satellite and telecom operators.
* The above household figures are as of April 30, 2014, including figures of JCN group which became consolidated subsidiaries of J:COM in December 2013. Technology Networks is a subsidiary company of J:COM and has provided provisioning and operation services for J:COM’s services.
About Sigma Systems (sigma-systems.com or Twitter @SigmaSystems)
Sigma Systems is the pioneer in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products for communications, media and high tech companies. Sigma Systems helps customers master what’s next and make it easier for their customers to buy from them. The company’s BSS/OSS product portfolio spans product & service catalog, configure price quote, order management, service provisioning, service inventory, cloud brokerage and device management – all of which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Sigma products manage 100’s of millions of services exceeding $150b of products defined and installed at over 70 customers in 40 countries.