Veraz Networks, Inc. and SigValue Technologies Ltd. today announced the deployment of a fully-integrated, end-to-end, VoIP network solution at Bezeq International. Bezeq International replaced its legacy TDM environment with the joint solution in an effort to migrate to an open IMS-based architecture (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and is now delivering enhanced telephony applications and services to its large base of pre-paid residential and calling card subscribers.
The joint Veraz-SigValue solution allows Bezeq International to respond to market demands quickly and easily by offering new applications such as Voice over Broadband (VOBB), Class 5 Services and Intelligent Network (IN) services. The solution provides a robust suite of long-distance, international gateway functionalities alongside advanced billing and value added services such as prepaid services and a full-featured postpaid calling card service. Bezeq International will also be able to leverage SigValue’s Value platform to deploy additional services including Callback service and Advanced International toll-free service.
The open architecture of both companies’ platforms enables service providers to choose preferred solutions and easily integrate them into an existing network. Recently, industry groups, carriers and vendors have promoted the adoption of IMS as part of an overall network and services architecture. Veraz’s ControlSwitch(TM) softswitch and service delivery platform form the fundamental part of a service provider’s overall IMS architecture.
“Bezeq International is one of the first operators in Israel to embrace an IMS-based architecture where we can launch new services and bill in real-time any type of media, from any type of access, regardless of the payment method the subscriber chooses,” said Yuval Keinan, VP Technologies, Bezeq International. “We believe that the solution provided by Veraz and SigValue equips Bezeq International with the most advanced tools in the market to generate revenue producing services and create customer loyalty in both the residential and business market.”
“We are excited to be part of this next generation deployment for Bezeq International,” said Paul Singh, VP of Business Development, Veraz Networks Inc. “This deployment demonstrates the power of Veraz’s open architecture to advance the migration of advanced communication services to IP networks with on-the-fly service creation, delivery, and management.”
“This is a vote of confidence in SigValue’s technology. Bezeq International has been using SigValue’s platform since 2002, and easily identified the cost effectiveness and risk free migration of its legacy Intelligent Network environment into our next generation SIP based platform,” said Eli Yardeni, SVP sales and marketing, SigValue Technologies. “This is another demonstration of the flexibility of SigValue’s Value platform and how operators can leverage the platform’s extensibility to seamlessly run in either legacy and/or SIP based environments, converged billing and revenue generating services.”
About Bezeq International:
Bezeq International Ltd., the leader in International telecommunications in Israel, was established in 1996 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bezeq the Israel Telecommunications Corporation Ltd., and is part of the country’s largest telecommunications group. Ten years after its establishment, BI is regarded as pre-eminent in its field, providing customers with comprehensive telecommunications solutions in the fields of International telecommunications, Internet, Data Communication, Hosting and Information Security, based on the most advanced technologies in Israel and throughout the world.
Bezeq International stands as Israel’s leading telecommunications company with regard to all of its varied activities, and enjoys the highest and most impressive rates of revenue and profits, whilst gaining the largest rate of customer growth.
About Veraz Networks, Inc.
Veraz (www.veraznetworks.com) is a leading global provider of voice over IP (VoIP) softswitches, media gateways and digital compression products to wireline, broadband and wireless service providers. Veraz compression and switching solutions optimize voice quality and network efficiency. When combined with Veraz programmable service platforms the result is a service infrastructure responsive to changing demands of end users, regulators and competitors. Veraz solutions enable service providers to profitably migrate from traditional voice networks to all-IP fixed-mobile and multi-media networks consistent with the emerging IMS standards. Veraz is a trusted supplier to 700 service providers in 140 countries including VOIP deployments in over 50 countries.
About SigValue Technologies, Ltd.
SigValue is a provider of real-time billing Value Added Services supporting converged pre-paid and post-paid voice, messaging and data/content services. Our customers include worldwide operators servicing millions of subscribers, using our end-to-end solutions for the realization of innovative payment schemes and value added services. SigValue understands the challenges of operators to maintain competitiveness and ingenuity while managing either proprietary or standard based solutions. To that end, SigValue’s team developed a solution that bridges any impediment and enhances any network in a cost effective, standard based and easy to operate manner. Sigvalue Technologies is an international company with worldwide deployments and partnerships.