Vangent today announces that AdEPT will be the first customer for its WLR3 line assurance platform. This solution enables Communications Providers (CPs) of any size to directly manage fault reporting and resolutions for the lines they commission from BT Openreach.
“WLR3 is key to giving AdEPT Telecom plc a significant advantage in the fixed line marketplace. For the first time, via Vangent’s line assurance platform, we will be able to offer a line rental service that is truly ‘equivalent’ to that provided by BT Retail. No longer will BT Retail be able to fix faults faster than a reseller can; we are now allocating BT engineers in the same way as BT Retail do.” Said Ian Fishwick Managing Director, AdEPT.
“AdEPT have partnered with Vangent for several years on WLR2. They therefore seemed the natural choice for a partner to develop WLR3 with. Vangent has extensive expertise in this area and are able to act as a true partner for companies aiming to take advantage of the opportunities provided by WLR3. ” said Fishwick.
Vangent’s new solution has been developed in response to OFCOM’s rulings on equivalence. These require BT to provide equal market conditions for line switching for all CPs, including BT Retail. From June, BT Retail will be obligated to process all new order through WLR3. In response, BT is developing the Wholesale Line Rental 3 Equivalence Management Platform (WLR3 EMP) which will be launched between 2007 and 2009. This will replace the existing WLR2 system and streamline the ordering process.
Gareth Jones, Business Development Director, Vangent, commented: “WLR3 EMP will ensure equality in the marketplace, and we are very pleased to be announcing the first customer for our line assurance system. We are providing CPs with a user friendly and cost effective means of accessing WLR3 EMP functionality, replacing and improving upon previous support.”