SHIFTING PARADIGMS

Until recently Network Management was costly and time consuming. Rigid pricing models made it hard for smaller Cable and Triple Play Operators to adopt quality solutions. Furthermore, the implementation process was lengthy, way beyond business scope of growing telecoms.

 

With SUNVIZION - a new Network Information Management developed by SUNTECH - we shift the paradigm. Why?

 

We offer a cost-efficient alternative with little CAPEX to cut down the cost of deployment. More, we deliver strong business intelligence capabilities with the solution to back up strategic decisions of our customers. Finally, we leverage the potential of ESRI technologies for state-of-the-art performance.

 

Suntech S.A. (NewConnect: SUN), a leading CEE vendor of specialized OSS/BSS solutions for Mobile, Triple-Play and Broadband Service Providers has announced today that Aero2, the operator of the first commercial LTE network in Poland, has decided to use the SunVizion Network Inventory System provided by Suntech S.A. to optimize and speed up the full-scale rollout of its LTE 1800 MHz network in 2011. The network will be based on Huawei's LTE TDD technology and will be commercially operated by Mobyland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aero2.

 

The growing popularity of HSPA dongles and smartphones are driving many 3G networks to the limits. Mobile data usage is expected to increase exponentially over next five years from average of 85MB/month in 2010 to 700MB/month in 2015 per smartphone subscriber. This is driving operators' interest in LTE (Long Term Evolution), a 4G technology that can deliver mobile data more cost efficiently than the existing 3G, HSPA, and HSPA+ systems. LTE can provide downlink of at least 100 Mbps, an uplink of at least 50 Mbps. According to the industry organization GSA 156 mobile operators in 64 countries are currently investing in LTE infrastructure.

 

Suntech S.A. has announced today a commercial launch of the SunVizion Network Information Management System (NIM). This innovative telecom IT solution that helps network operators to rationalize their OSS infrastructure, optimize business processes, speed up network rollouts and in consequence decrease their CAPEX and OPEX. SunVision NIM provides a common, standard-based information framework to the OSS applications and Business Process Management systems. The concept of NIM were developed and commercialized by Suntech in a close cooperation with several leading Mobile, Triple Play and Internet Services Providers.

 

To decrease the CAPEX and OPEX operators need a unified and comprehensive view of their networks and a quick access to all key network information. ?Today, telecom network data is highly fragmented and scattered over numerous systems, databases and files. It is often stored in inconsistent, vendor-specific formats.? says Andrzej Saczuk, VP Product Management at Suntech. ?By working with several leading mobile, broadband and cable operators we realized that the lack of network data harmonization and unification has negative impact on the efficiency of their investments and operations.? concludes Saczuk.

 

NOM, an alternative telecom service provider in Poland, has awarded a contract to Suntech SA for delivering an Automatic Service Provisioning System for its wireless broadband network based on 4G WiMAX technologies. Suntech's innovative solutions radically reduces the time and cost of WiMAX service activation for enterprise and individual customers. This is the first such a system deployed by a Polish operator and one of the first such systems in the Europe. The system will be soon available through a global network of Suntech's partners.

WiMAX, besides LTE (Long Term Evolution) is one of the fastest growing 4G radio access standards. Broadband Internet and other telecom and multimedia services based on the WiMAX technology are already offered by 600 operators in 149 countries. WiMAX services are available globally in 620 million points-of-presence (PoP) including 82 million such points in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Several Polish broadband operators such as Netia, Inea, and NOM have already invested in this technology.

NewConnect-listed Suntech has published its 1Q results, which represent the first effect of its sales maximisation policy. Following the last-year changes in its cost structure, the company is about to implement specific sales and product solutions.

 

Warsaw, May 20, 2010

The reported three months brought about a significant turnover improvement. The company achieved the sales of over PLN2.2 million versus PLN1.15 million in the first quarter of 2009. The net profit responded to the changes even more strongly and improved the last-year loss of nearly PLN1 million to a profit amounting to over PLN300,000. Similarly, the EBITA reached the level of PLN380,000.

 

Suntech, a public company, has entered into a contract for the funding of research & implementation activities for a business process management platform, with special emphasis on modern multimedia services.

Warsaw, 7 May 2010

The company signed a contract for the financing of work to be carried out under Development and implementation of business process management platform for the provision of multimedia services, WORKDONE. The contract was concluded with the National Centre for Research and Development. The support received amounts to PLN2,346,220 and the entire project is worth PLN3,695,700.