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Grupo TVSA Argentina Selects ViaSat's Satellite Business VoIP System

August 24, 2011

By Rajani Baburajan, Business VoIP Contributor

ViaSat, a provider of satellite business VoIP solutions, announced that Grupo TVSA of Argentina has selected Edge Access VoIP softswitch communications system to offer triple play services.

Grupo TVSA, which provides CATV and broadband Internet, selected the business VoIP system to deliver end-to-end, enhanced satellite VoIP networking for broadband, enterprise managed services, wholesale services, peering, and hosted applications.

"Because our network infrastructure stretches across a vast territory, we need IP-based provisioning and billing that is scalable and cost-effective," said Alfredo Argiz, general director, Grupo TVSA, in a statement.

ViaSat business VoIP was an ideal choice because the solution combines a leading softswitch with an integrated back office system, as well as local support and expertise, Argiz added.

In addition to the business VoIP system, Grupo TVSA has integrated a back office application called SIMA from IPVision for administration, provisioning, and billing. IPVision is an Argentine company offering next generation solutions for voice/video over IP applications.

As part of its plan to offer triple play services, Grupo TVSA formed a partnership with three national subsidiaries: Teledifusora S.A. (Rosario City), Megavision Santiago S.A. (Santiago del Estero City), Decoteve S.A. (Salta City).

The project involves deploying phone services on more than 15,000 lines, including SS7 protocols for interconnecting with telephony incumbents in the region.

"Our system integrated easily with Grupo TVSA infrastructure and is adding value and support to the company's growth plans," said Sergio Lastra, ViaSat sales manager for Latin America, in a statement. "In addition, we thank IPVision for its work and support on this project."

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. Recently, ViaSat announced that the construction of the ViaSat-1 high capacity satellite is complete and it is now ready for launch. When on orbit, ViaSat-1 is purported to be the highest capacity Ku-band satellite in the world with capacity estimated at 150 Gbps.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for virtual-pbx. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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