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Tomen taps Convergys' WIZARD

Tue, 10/30/2001 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Convergys Corp. will supply its WIZARD subscriber management and billing system to iTV services from Tomen Mediacom, brand name Mediatti, of Japan.

Under the seven-year deal, Convergys will supply the system and will work with Nihon Unisys Ltd. on system integration and localization. Mediatti will use the system in a Convergys service bureau environment to support its digital cable launch.

Tomen has a stake in five Japanese cable operators, and is adding iTV service, which will add such interactive applications as VOD, e-mail, banking, shopping, weather, news and sports to its services, Convergys says. The company adds that Tomen is seeking to expand its cable presence in Japan via new acquisitions and building new networks.

Convergys says it should finish working with the first operators this year and conclude with the rest next year.

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