TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY PIONEER BELLCORE UNVEILS NEW NAME --
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES -- AND NEXT GENERATION NETWORK SOLUTIONS SUITE
Company Responsible for Design of Today's U.S. Telephone Network Sees Next
Generation Network as the Future of Telecommunications
MORRISTOWN, NJ - March 10, 1999 - Bellcore, the telecommunications pioneer responsible for designing the modern U.S. telecommunications system, today begins operating as Telcordia Technologies -- a new name reflecting the company's expertise in communications technology and its ability to reach "accord" among major communications service providers that allows seamless network interconnection.
The company also unveiled a suite of major Next Generation Network products and services to help service providers and new start-ups leverage the multi-billion dollar market erupting from the convergence of voice, video, and data services. These products and services are designed to transform legacy networks into Next Generation Networks, and to drive powerful improvements in the speed, cost, scalability, and adaptability of global communications.
As Bellcore, the company developed many of the core technologies integral to the evolution of communications networks, from circuit-switched, voice-only networks to packet-switched, high-speed broadband networks that are more efficient to build and less costly to operate.
As Telcordia Technologies, the company is leading in the development of Next Generation Networks that can deliver existing services (cable, Internet, voice, and data service), as well as new offerings (e-commerce, unified messaging, voice over packet services) over a single network.
"For the past year, we've been aggressively pursuing the network technologies of the future," said Richard C. Smith, Telcordia Technologies CEO. "As a result, we are seeing rapid progress in making Next Generation Networks a reality -- much faster than anyone would have expected. As Telcordia Technologies, we'll continue our role as the acknowledged leader at the center of critical developments in large scale telecommunications infrastructure."
"Bellcore always has been known for industrial-strength, 'bullet-proof' solutions," said John Malone, CEO of The Eastern Management Group. "In today's highly competitive and rapidly evolving telecommunications environment, the company is providing powerful Next Generation Network solutions to a range of customers -- traditional communications providers such as the Regional Bell Operating Companies, new entrants to the telephony market, and Fortune 1000 companies. It will be interesting to watch as the company continues to help our communications networks evolve."
"Telcordia Technologies will continue to rely on the highly talented and creative employees who made Bellcore a success -- researchers and developers who created groundbreaking technologies such as ADSL, AIN, ATM, ISDN, Frame Relay, PCS, SMDS, SONET, and video-on-demand solutions," said Sanjiv Ahuja, president and chief operating officer, Telcordia Technologies. "With the explosive growth of data services, we are leveraging our expertise in networks to bring a carrier-grade level of quality and reliability to the new, converged voice and data networks."
Telcordia Technologies Equals "Performance from Experience" The line "Performance from Experience" in company communications will accompany the name Telcordia Technologies as a reference to the extraordinary role the company has played in the development of the world's telecommunications infrastructure. The bright blue banner within the Telcordia Technologies logo design provides a color connection to Telcordia's parent company, Science Applications International (SAIC).
The new name is being unveiled at all company locations today, and will be supported via direct marketing, advertising, and public relations efforts.
Commencing operations in 1984 as a consortium to provide engineering and administrative services to the Regional Bell Operating Companies, Bellcore pioneered many of today's widely deployed telecommunications services, such as caller name identification, call waiting, and toll-free numbers. As part of the contractual agreement related to the company's purchase in 1997 by SAIC, Bellcore was required to change its name. As Telcordia Technologies, the company offers more than 800 software solutions and holds more than 1,400 domestic and foreign patents.
About Telcordia Technologies
Telcordia Technologies, an SAIC company, provides software, engineering, consulting, and training services to optimize the performance of communication networks worldwide. Telcordia Technologies was created in 1984, employs 6,000 professionals, and has revenues of more than $1 billion. Telcordia (www.telcordia.com) is headquartered in Morristown, NJ, with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and Asia Pacific.
About SAIC SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology and systems integration products and services to government and commercial customers. SAIC scientists and engineers work to solve complex technical problems in telecommunications, national security, health care, transportation, energy, and the environment. More information about SAIC and its subsidiaries can be found at www.saic.com.
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