Sybase 365 and Telecom New Zealand International enable CSL and dtac to exchange voice Over IPX Voice Hub
Posted on 11-Aug-2010 13:58
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Sybase 365 and Telecom New Zealand International (TNZI) have announced two Asia Pacific mobile operators – CSL of Hong Kong and Total Access Communication PLC (dtac) of Thailand – chose Sybase 365 and TNZI’s IPX (IP eXchange) Voice service to exchange international voice traffic in a successful trial.
The IPX Voice service is offered by Sybase 365 in partnership with Telecom New Zealand International and using TNZI’s next-generation softswitch, the companies offer the world’s first fully operational IPX Voice hub. IPX Voice is one of several services Sybase 365 offers on its Sybase IPX 365 network.
Sybase IPX 365 is a full suite of IP eXchange (IPX) services designed to serve both the fixed and mobile network operator communities with premium quality of service and security required in the conversion to IP networks. Sybase IPX 365 full suite of services includes global data roaming, messaging hubs, IPX Voice, and signalling. By combining the strengths of Sybase 365 and leading partners, the Sybase IPX 365 platform provides network operators with a competitive advantage including cost reduction and improved service quality. Already, more than 70 operators worldwide use Sybase IPX 365 for global data roaming.
“As with the early days of SMS, operators recognise the benefit of hubbing connectivity over bilateral inter-operator agreements,” said Matthew Tonkin, Senior Sales Director Asia at Sybase 365. “Together with Telecom New Zealand International, we are one of the first companies to offer fixed line and mobile operator access to a full IPX platform with best in breed IPX operator services, and the first to prove voice hubbing via the IPX is both technically feasible and commercially viable.”
“Voice is the cornerstone service of the IPX proposition. Direct routing of voice through our combined IPX voice hub improves call quality, which in turn positively improves the customer experience and call duration,” said John Sullivan, Vice President Sales, Asia, for TNZI. “The successful trial of IPX Voice between CSL and dtac is just the beginning. We’re expecting the majority of international voice traffic to be exchanged on the IPX in the future.”
CSL, a subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Ltd., is Hong Kong’s first and leading mobile operator. “At CSL, our customers expect the highest quality of service, and this also applies to international calls,” said Paul Hodges, Executive Vice President, International Services, CSL Limited. “We are extremely pleased to be one of the world’s first mobile operators to connect to Sybase 365 IPX Voice hub.”
dtac is one of Thailand’s leading telecommunications services providers. “IPX voice hubbing, as provided by Sybase 365 and TNZI, combines best of breed services,” said Nitipong Boon-long, Head of dtac’s IDD & Roaming Solutions Unit. “Sybase IPX 365 ensures quality technical performance for high-value data transport in a secure environment.”