Verizon Data Services Earns SUPERCOMM Award

TAMPA, Fla. - Verizon Data Services, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, earned a SUPERQuest award during the recent SUPERCOMM 2001 show.

Verizon earned the recognition -- called the Best-Built Public or Private Network: OSS/BSS -- for its Assignment, Activation and Inventory System (AAIS). This system, designed for legacy and next-generation networks of local exchange carriers, provides enhanced facility of assignment, service activation and inventory management capabilities.

AAIS automates as much of the provisioning process as possible, letting data flow through quickly and accurately. It features point-and-click screens and other tools that enhance the way service representatives help customers.

Informix, a leading software developer, nominated Verizon for the award. In its nomination, Informix noted that AAIS allows organizations to drive down costs, increase revenues, shorten line- and service-provisioning timeframes, improve inventory management, increase flexibility and improve overall customer service.
The product is being marketed by Verizon Information Technologies (www.verizonIT.com), a subsidiary of Verizon Data Services.

Verizon Data Services

Verizon Data Services is a global company with more than 30 years experience in managing information technology across a variety of platforms and within a range of industries. With more than 6,000 IT professionals, Verizon Data Services provides IT outsourcing services, transaction processing, mobile computing management, network management, telecommunications software systems, and healthcare transactions processing and software. The organization's four data center centers handle nearly 10 million transactions daily.

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 112 million access line equivalents and 27 million wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. A Fortune 10 company with approximately 260,000 employees and more than $65 billion in annual revenues, Verizon's global presence extends to 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.