WTL And PortaOne Provide Xplorium With Nimble, Expandable Next-Generation Network On Five Continents

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International VoIP Carrier Benefits from WTL’s High-Compression SS7-to-VoIP Gateway, Tightly Integrated with PortaOne’s PortaSwitch Softswitch and Converged VoIP Billing Software

Global communications infrastructure companies PortaOne, Inc. and World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced their respective flagship technologies have been deployed at Xplorium, an international VoIP carrier operating in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, South America and Africa. Using the two vendors’ tightly integrated platforms, Xplorium is able to easily connect SS7 and VoIP networks, establish new points of presence, compress network traffic while maintaining call quality, and achieve complex billing scenarios, among other benefits.

Xplorium’s billing and switching infrastructure achieves Next-Generation Network (NGN) status via the deployment of WTL’s SoIP product and PortaOne’s PortaSwitch telecom service management platform. SoIP (SS7 over IP) is a compact, high performance and cost effective SS7 to IP gateway providing signaling and media gateway capabilities in a single box. Ideal for ISPs, pure-play VoIP operators or for adding VoIP connectivity to legacy switches, SoIP also employs WTL’s Network Optimization Protocol (NOP) — a VoIP compression technique that delivers up to 16:1 compression to increase traffic capacity without sacrificing voice quality.

PortaOne’s PortaSwitch is capable of handling the complete call control and converged VoIP billing functions of a diversified digital services company. PortaSwitch lets IP telephony service providers deliver a wide variety of business models quickly and flexibly. The comprehensive product consists of a class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch and application servers that deliver converged VoIP billing and provisioning, SIP call control, unified messaging, IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX, callback management, IVRs, conferencing and more.

Xplorium is committed to continually improving its core network with best-of-breed infrastructure. WTL and PortaOne clearly meet these standards. WTL switches allow us to reach and expand our services by easily generating new points of presence as needed, while the WTL compression technique helps us increase our traffic capacity. With PortaOne, we can furnish full scale Class 5 communications services including IP Centrex and unified communication, along with very reliable and flexible VoIP billing scenarios.”

Mr. Karim el Charif, Technical Director of Xplorium

It’s exciting to see a valued partner like Xplorium optimize its service offering using WTL SoIP and NOP technologies. Our NOP delivers great bandwidth, and therefore reduced cost, on Xplorium’s long distance links from Africa and the Middle East. What’s more, Xplorium’s customers report full satisfaction with their call quality, even though each call requires as little as 6 Kbps. And WTL equipment is very easy for Xplorium engineers to set up and manage remotely — a real benefit for a company that serves such a broad geographic area.”

Simon Pearson, Business Development Director of WTL

Xplorium has standardized on WTL equipment for all its remote Points of Presence (PoPs) as well as at its headquarters site in Paris, France. The same WTL technology is used at all remote sites, whether the site has SS7, Q931 or VoIP connections.

Together, PortaSwitch and SoIP comprise a proven and extremely nimble solution. Not only does SoIP make reliable VoIP-to-PSTN connectivity a reality, but in concert with PortaSwitch, it is possible to offer the range of value-added features business customers expect.”

Roman Khalenkov, PortaOne Sales and Marketing Director
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