CenturyLink Selects Amdocs for Operational Support Systems Consolidation
Consolidated platform expected to enable CenturyLink to improve the launch of
new product offers, reduce costs and shorten the order-to-cash cycle
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 5, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading
provider of customer experience systems and services, today announced that
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), the third largest telecommunications company in
the United States and a recognized leader in the network services market, has
selected Amdocs for an operational support systems (OSS) consolidation
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Amdocs' solution, based on a single inventory repository, provides an
automated, scalable platform for planning and managing next-generation
services. With the Amdocs solution CenturyLink is expected to drive
efficiencies with rapid time to market for new product offers. The
consolidated OSS platform will also enable service fulfillment automation,
streamlining CenturyLink's ordering process, while optimizing network and
"We chose Amdocs based on its proven experience, particularly supporting
Ethernet and VPN services," said Bill Bradley, chief information officer at
CenturyLink. "As we look to grow our network business, we will leverage
Amdocs' experience in delivering automated and scalable OSS solutions to
quickly achieve a consolidated OSS platform. Not only will this enable
CenturyLink to launch future products more rapidly, but it will also reduce
costs and shorten the order-to-cash cycle."
"To stay ahead, service providers need to be agile and ready for the future,"
said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president for product and solutions marketing at
Amdocs. "By consolidating functions across multiple technologies and lines of
business, and providing a single view of network resources, Amdocs' solution
will increase CenturyLink's flexibility."
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For 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their
biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on
Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay
ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company
uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product
portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services
operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and its
approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
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Amdocs' Forward-Looking Statement
This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking
statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs'
growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon
reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be
obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve
risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those
anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of
general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments
it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts
that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss
of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our
customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international
market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some
point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation
to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in
our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011,
filed on December 8, 2011 and our quarterly 6-K filed forms furnished on
February 2, May 15 and August 16, 2012.
Contact: Heather Lukens, Fusion PR for Amdocs, +1-212-651-4227,
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