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Singapore Cable Vision forges relationship with Lucent Technologies

Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) will shortly start using Lucent Technologies' Kenan Arbor/BP billing product and Arbor/OM order management software products.

SCV is Singapore's leading broadband cable network provider. Lucent Technologies designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers. The company's systems, services and software are designed to help customers quickly deploy and better manage their networks and create new, revenue-generating services that help businesses and consumers.

SCV is counting on this solution to offer flexibility and scalability, which is needed to support its services -- SCV MaxTV and SCV MaxOnline. The company will also be able to introduce new enhanced broadband service packages to cope with growing customer requirements. The software will also support the launch of SCV's new lifestyle services in the near future.

SCV received its ISO 9001:2000 certification this month and announced an extension of its MaxOnline promotion rates from Dec 2001 to June 2002. This means that any customer who signs up or renews their MaxOnline subscription gets to enjoy the promotion rates. SCV MaxOnline claims to have over 70,000 subscribers, making it the number one broadband Internet access service in Singapore.

SCV MaxOnline will soon introduce a new modem from electronics giant Thomson. Based on the DOCSIS technology it comes with a USB port that allows new subscribers to plug and play, and get instant broadband connection to the Internet. SCV MaxOnline was among the first in the world to introduce DOSCIS modems. The advantage of deploying leading open standard modems is that there will be many more competing brands in the market place to choose from.

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