Ukrainian telecommunications provider deploys VocalTec for Class-5 VoIP services
Herzlia, Israel – April 21, 2010 – VocalTec Communications Ltd. (NasdaqCM: VOCL), a global provider of end-to-end VoIP and convergence solutions for fixed and wireless service providers, today announced that Telecommunications Group Vega (OJSC “Farlep-Invest”), a leading Ukrainian telecom operator , has deployed VocalTec’s solutions for the provision of Class-5 VoIP services across 5 regions in the Ukraine. The project was concluded in partnership with Priocom, a leading systems integrator in the Ukraine.
Vega will deploy VocalTec’s Essentra™ BAX, VoIP Application Server, allowing Vega to provide its customers with advanced IP telephony services, including an extensive set of subscriber calling features. The initial deployment will consist of a centralized installation from which Vega will provide an enhanced telephony service nationwide. In addition, Vega will implement VocalTec’s Essentra™ EX, VoIP Peering Manager, providing enhanced VoIP routing capabilities for optimal routing-plan management, allowing Vega to benefit from an efficient utilization of network resources.
“The decision to select VocalTec came following a thorough evaluation of additional vendors within the industry,” said Anatoly Abroskin, Technical Director of Vega. “We were very impressed with VocalTec’s solutions in comparison to the other solutions we reviewed. VocalTec’s solution perfectly meets our service needs. We look forward to working with VocalTec as we expand our VoIP business.”
“We are happy to be partnering with VocalTec on the delivery of their field-proven Class-5 VoIP solution,” said Vladyslav Boboshko, Chairman of the Board at Priocom. “As a leading Systems’ Integrator, we are committed to working with top of the line suppliers. We have completed several projects with Vega in the past, and it was of cardinal importance for us to work in conjunction with a technology vendor who can deliver on the promise of VoIP”.
“It was essential for us to provide Vega with the highest quality solution and to alleviate their concerns, which they encountered prior to working with VocalTec,” commented Ido Gur, President and CEO of VocalTec. “We are happy to have been selected by Vega as their provider for packet-based Class-5 services and we are committed to meeting all their service and regulatory requirements. This transaction reinforces the growing acceptance of our VoIP solutions in the Ukraine and across the CIS region. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship between our companies.”
About Telecommunications Group Vega
Telecommunications group Vega is a largest alternative operator of Ukrainian fixed telecommunications market which is a part of SCM group telecom division. Vega is in the lead on Ukrainian market in the segment of fixed telephony services provision, access to the Internet and data transmission. Vega telecommunications group provides telecom services in 45 cities and 2 residential places in 20 regions of Ukraine, full range of services (fixed telephony, broadband access to the Internet and data transmission) being provided in 37 residential places of the country. Operating management of Vega telecommunications group is performed by "Farlep-Invest" OJSC.
Priocom is a leading system integrator of professional solutions for telecommunication operators and large enterprises. The Ukrainian office of the Company is involved in the following business activities: designing and construction of infrastructures, providing services within operator’s networks, support of communication operations networks and software development and its implementation for communication operators
VocalTec Communications (NasdaqCM: VOCL) is a global provider of carrier-class Voice-over-IP and Convergence solutions for fixed and wireless service providers. A pioneer in VoIP technology since 1994, VocalTec develops and markets an extensive VoIP offering including VoIP peering, VoIP trunking, SIP to SS7, Softswitch and Mobile VoIP Solutions enabling the flexible deployment of next-generation networks (NGNs). Partnering with prominent system integrators and equipment manufacturers, VocalTec serves an installed base of dozens of leading carriers worldwide. VocalTec is led by a management team comprised of respected industry veterans.
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