Telarixâ„¢, a leading provider of Interconnect Business Optimization (IBO) and settlement solutions for content providers, IP service providers and global fixed and mobile operators, today announced that General Post and Telecommunications Company (GPTC), the main telecom operator in Libya, has selected Telarixâ€™s iXToolsâ„¢ as part of a strategic effort to expand its international carrier business and enhance the overall performance of its interconnect systems. The contract also marks Telarixâ€™s expansion into Africa and the Middle East and solidifies the companyâ€™s position as the market leader among providers of interconnect business optimization and settlement solutions to the international telecommunications industry.
â€œGPTC has an ambitious plan to play a major and strategic role in the voice termination market worldwide and specifically in the Pan-African area,â€ said Kamal Farhat, Director of International Carrier Business at GPTC.
GPTC will leverage Telarixâ€™s next generation routing optimization solutions, iXRouteâ„¢
and iXTranslateâ„¢, to further streamline and automate the carrierâ€™s routing processes. These solutions eliminate the limitations associated with legacy Least Cost Routing (LCR) products by allowing carriers to define business and network requirements to financially optimize their network routing.
Farhat went on to say that â€œIt was fundamental that we deploy a next generation interconnect optimization solution that was flexible, integrated and scaleable so that we can quickly and efficiently expand our hubbing business. After an extensive analysis of the existing business operation systems on the market, Telarix was the only company which offered a comprehensive solution that would enable GPTC to define and administer a variety of complex agreement types such as volume, threshold, bilateral, and hubbing agreements in order to maximize the revenue potential of our business.â€
iXTranslate enables automated route provisioning by converting optimized network route guides into switch level instructionsâ€” allowing GPTC to activate routing changes directly with their Siemens switches. The software module supports traditional voice switches from the industryâ€™s leading manufacturers as well as IP softswitches now being deployed by major international carriers. As a result, GPTC is able to make routing changes in minutes rather than hours, allowing them to react quickly and effectively to potential financial risks, opportunities or changing network conditions.
â€œWe were also impressed by Telarixâ€™s dynamic team of seasoned telecom professionals,â€ said Farhat. â€œTheir knowledge and expertise of international traffic management, route optimization and settlement has proven to be an invaluable resource to the entire organization.â€
iXTools will provide GPTC complete visibility into all aspects of their interconnect business as well as the ability to control operations with a touch of a button. Telarixâ€™s iXTools is a powerful suite of software modules that enables carriers to reduce costs and increase profitability across their interconnect networks. By analyzing both revenue and cost information associated with telecom traffic in near real-time, carriers can optimize network routing and identify financial risks and opportunities while ensuring that every call is captured, rated and billed accurately. Three of the worldâ€™s five largest telecom providers depend on iXTools to optimize their interconnect business. â€œWe are excited to work with this leading Pan-African carrier,â€ said Don Lynch, CEO of Telarix. â€œGPTCâ€™s implementation of iXTools will enable them to grow revenues and improve the performance of their interconnect business while reducing the overall costs of operation.â€
Recently, Telarix was recognized by Yankee Group as one of the only interconnect solutions providers to address the four critical value areas for wholesale carriers: Route Optimization; Pricing and Margin Management; Billing; and Verification, Audit and Reconciliation.
Telarix, Inc. delivers the leading Interconnect Business Optimization (IBO) and settlement software solutions, providing telecommunications companies with the ability to easily manage costs and drive profitability on their interconnect networks. Telarix’s innovative platform, iXTools, helps carriers leverage operational intelligence to enable real-time business decisions which improve interconnect operational efficiency and margins. The company’s comprehensive IBO solution allows carriers to proactively manage voice and data traffic almost as quickly as it moves across their global networks. Telarix customers include global Tier-1 carriers such as BellSouth, Embratel, Global Crossing, KDDI, Deutsche Telekom, Portugal Telecom, Sprint, Telecom Italia Sparkle, TelefÃ³nica, TELUS, Verizon and more. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Vienna, Va. Please visit www.telarix.com for more information.