GOTHENBURG, Sweden, February 14, 2013 – Connection Technology Systems (CTS) and Netrounds today announced the launch of a strategic partnership for enabling more efficient quality assurance in fiber networks. The partnership brings greatly improved capabilities for remote testing, troubleshooting and monitoring by integrating Netrounds’ software into CTS’s equipment. The main benefits achieved are increased quality, lower operational costs, and increased end user satisfaction.

“There is a clear and growing demand from our customers to lower their operational costs. We are glad to launch this partnership with Netrounds since it provides our customers with an innovative solution that is easy-to-use, easy-to-implement, and provides major operational cost savings and quality benefits,” says Bo Sahlström, managing director at CTS Northern Europe.

Over the last years, there has been a strong growth of more advanced services delivered over the fiber networks, such as IPTV. This has increased the need for efficient quality assurance tools to continuously ensure end user satisfaction. CTS’s equipment is located in the home or office environment and is usually the demarcation point of the service provider’s responsibility. With Netrounds enabled in the equipment, the service provider can quickly and remotely ensure the quality of the delivery.

“We are glad to announce this partnership together with CTS, which provides our joint customers with greatly improved capabilities for enhancing the end-user experience,” says Marcus Jonsson, Chief Marketing Officer at Netrounds.
Both companies will participate at the FTTH Conference in London, February 20-21. Visitors are welcome at booth B50 to learn more about how to increase customer satisfaction and lower operational costs.

Connection Technology Systems Inc. was established in 1998 and has over 150 employees. The headquarter and manufacturing are located in Taiwan, and the company’s subsidiary CTS AB has an office and warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden, in order to offer both existing and new customers in Northern Europe a more comprehensive support. CTS has a strong focus on quality and is one of the leading manufacturers in Metro Ethernet, FTTx and Triple Play solutions in the world. ,

Netrounds was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Luleå, Sweden, with sales offices in Singapore and Boston, USA. Netrounds provides a professional SaaS solution with measurement agent applications for embedded devices and PCs, as well as powerful probes with up to 10 Gbit/s, both of which can be distributed and controlled through Netrounds’ cloud servers. This makes it a complete network engineering tool for efficient quality assurance and quick troubleshooting.