MBT acquires Netscient IPR

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MUMBAI: Mahindra British Telecom (MBT), the global telecommunications software and services provider, has acquired the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to the optical planning and design solution that formed part of Marconi's Netscient software product suite - a trademark brand acquired by Marconi in 2001.

Under the terms of the deal, MBT will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the software and will integrate it into the wider MBT portfolio of services. MBT will also manage the existing customer base and provide support to Marconi, which will continue to use the software for in-house purposes.

CEO of MBT John Helleur said, "The telecom industry has a very changeable landscape which means that MBT has to be constantly ahead of next generation developments, offering solutions that meet evolving client requirements. The ownership of Netscient's IPR rights is testament to our commitment to innovation and we believe it gives us a distinct advantage in the field of network planning."

Head of MBT's planning and inventory business unit Neil Walker said, "The provision of automated and interactive network planning solutions enables companies to optimize infrastructure investment, costs and utilization. We have launched a new business unit within MBT to address these business issues specifically and the IPR rights acquired as part of this deal will, undoubtedly, accelerate our ability to develop competitively priced products and solutions."

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