Aria Networks, a leading provider of planning solutions for Next Generation Networks (NGNs), today announce an OEM agreement with Amdocs (NYSE: DOX).

This agreement will enable Aria’s iVNT product line to be fully integrated with Planning Engine, a part of the Amdocs Operational Support Systems (OSS) portfolio. Amdocs will market, distribute and support the integrated solution to its partners and telecommunications customers around the world.

“With the introduction of Aria’s iVNT product into the Amdocs planning solution, service providers will be able to more finely tune their capacity requirements, so that they can optimize their capital expenditure (CAPEX), and improve their operational efficiency in deploying and operating Next Generation Networks” said Charlie Born, Vice-President at Amdocs.

Next Generation Networks (NGNs) are an important part of most telecoms companies’ strategies, but the planning of these networks is complex, time-consuming, and requires highly skilled staff. Amdocs will use Aria’s iVNT product to enable their customers to reduce the complexity and time it takes to plan next-generation networks and services. The Amdocs planning solution will help Service Providers meet their network capacity requirements without overbuilding the network allowing them to more proactively manage their infrastructure investment.

Aria’s iVNT is an intelligent and flexible, multi-technology planning suite that enables Amdocs to offer its customers an advanced set of OSS planning capabilities. It provides planning and design support for technologies including IP, MPLS-TE, WDM, GMPLS, Ethernet and VPNs and has advanced multi-layer traffic-engineering and path computation capabilities.

“Amdocs has a formidable reputation in the OSS market and we are excited about the possibilities the Amdocs relationship brings,” said Tony Fallows, Aria’s CEO. “This agreement means that service providers can fully benefit from our unique product and business strategy because iVNT is now part of a complete OSS solution.”