Chunghwa Telecom Leverages AdventNet Web NMS™ Management Platform for Rapid Development of Its Unified Management Solution

Pleasanton, California, September 15, 2003

AdventNet, Inc., the leading provider of carrier-class network management platforms and tools, today announced that Chunghwa Telecom, a principal telecommunications and information-related services provider in Taiwan and offshore islands, has developed a unified management solution called Quality Management System (QMS™) for managing its multi-vendor, multi-technology network using the AdventNet Web NMS platform.

Web NMS is a carrier-grade network management platform with out-of-the-box support for a rich set of standard protocols such as XML, SNMP, TL1, CORBA, TMF, CLI, and RMI. It encapsulates a highly scalable RDBMS architecture for data integrity and persistency and supports comprehensive FCAPS functions, Topology, Inventory, and Provisioning. It serves as a unified platform to manage heterogeneous network infrastructures with multi-vendor, multi-technology network elements. It integrates seamlessly with other EMS/NMS systems and other northbound OSS systems and applications.

"Using Web NMS, we were able to achieve a closely-knit infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and time compared to other alternatives. With this approach, our network architects and operations personnel can increasingly focus on their core tasks - network planning and design, evolution and operations to extract the highest quality, reliability, availability and performance from our networks, and maximize the ROI from our infrastructure investment," said Ms. Li Hsiou Wu, Chief Researcher at Chunghwa Telecom.

Support excellence is one of AdventNet's core competencies. "AdventNet supported us through a dedicated offshore engineering team ensuring the completion of the design, development, and deployment of QMS™ ahead of our ambitious schedule," said Dr. Casper K Chen, Associate Researcher, Leased Line Operations Group. "The responsiveness of the AdventNet Support Team was without doubt, commendable," added Chih Wei Chang, Project Senior Researcher, Broadband Service Design.

"The carrier environment at companies, such as Chunghwa Telecom is continually growing in size and complexity, which drives the need for greater control through more automated management and centralized operations," said Sridhar Vembu, CEO of AdventNet. "The Web NMS product provides an essential management platform for ensuring the effective delivery of services, enabling Chunghwa to remain competitive."

Chunghwa Telecom engineers were able to rapidly develop their management solution - QMS™, using Web NMS to manage network elements from Nortel Networks, Alcatel, and NEC among others. QMS™ integrates seamlessly with other management applications and OSS systems. QMS™ leverages Web NMS' framework strengths to offer central storage capability for Fault and Performance Management (PM) data, data integrity, and persistence. It enables consistent visualization capabilities for alerts, PM data, and open standards-based architecture.

About AdventNet

AdventNet, Inc. is a leading vendor of management software. For networking and telecom management it offers massively scalable, carrier-grade management application server software for provisioning and management of networking infrastructure and services. For enterprises and software vendors (J2EE application server, EAI middleware and others), it offers a suite of software and solutions empowering end-to-end management of business processes and applications. AdventNet has a worldwide customer base of leading enterprises, application vendors, telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and systems integrators. AdventNet products enable superior solutions with a rapid time to market. AdventNet corporate office is located at Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide.

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About Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom, principal telecommunications and information-related services provider in Taiwan and in the offshore islands, manages the whole range of city call, long-distance calls, international calls, GSM, data communication, Internet services, broadband networking, satellite communication, intelligent network, mobile data, and multi-media broadband. With a subscriber base of over 20 million, Chunghwa Telecom is an important partner for international telecommunication co-operation with distinctive achievements in promoting global real-time communication, improvement in social life, and enhancing economic efficiency.

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