Tiscali International Network, the carrier arm of European internet communication company, Tiscali, has activated its converged voice-over-IP (VoIP) international network, based on Cisco PGW 2000 and AS5400 voice gateway platforms.
Voice interconnect capabilities have been deployed within the UK, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Switzerland, Spain and the US.
These eight countries represent phase one of a convergence project that will include six additional countries (Austria, Belgium, China, The Netherlands, Germany and Ireland) by the end of the second quarter of this year.
With the deployment of a global class-4 VoIP network, Tiscali International Network has been able to launch an international wholesale voice service, complementing its wholesale service portfolio, which already includes Clear Channel, IP Transit, Remote Peering, and wholesale European ADSL access products.
The economics of its converged network enables the company to build a competitive edge by using the existing IP/MPLS infrastructure to optimise investments and operational costs.
Tiscali International Network’s voice network is said to be available to main European and US carrier-neutral facilities, and to be able to handle up to 200 minutes a month over different interconnection systems, including classical TDM, H323 and Sip interconnection.
Tiscali has also deployed a corporate voice platform for its headquarters in Italy, based on Cisco 7900 series wireline and Cisco 7920 series wireless IP phones.
“Our reduced operational expenditure translates into more competitive prices for our customers, who also enjoy the high standard of quality ensured by Cisco platform and by our international IP/MPLS backbone,” said Tiscali International Network’s chief executive officer, Paolo Susnik.
“This is one of the biggest VoIP convergence projects in Europe and Cisco is proud to have been involved in its delivery. The company is now providing a more efficient voice platform to its customers, and the use of VoIP and IP telephony in-house will not only save costs, but enable Tiscali to sell converged services based on personal experience. This gives Tiscali the edge on many operators who have yet to converge their own networks,” said Enrico Deluchi, managing director for Cisco Systems EMEA.
Written by Computing SA staff