PortaOne (News - Alert), a provider of software for the telecommunications and utility industries, announced that NetOne International, an Orlando, Fla.-based provider of prepaid phone cards and related services, has significantly benefitted from PortaOne's PortaSwitch VoIP billing and subscriber management platform.
PortaSwitch consists of a real-time billing system, class 4/5 SIP softswitch, and media applications that deliver converged VoIP billing and provisioning, SIP call control, unified messaging, IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX (News - Alert), callback management, IVRs, conferencing and more, the company said.
NetOne provides call services to over 190 countries around the world. The company offers NetOne PIN-based or PINless prepaid cards to U.S., Canadian and Australian customers to phone friends, relatives and business contacts around the world in destinations such as UK, Egypt, China and Mexico, and many more.
The prepaid phone card provider started its association with PortaOne four years ago. The company has built a switching and telecom structure on PortaSwitch platform. Since then PortaSwitch has helped the company handle the complete call control, routing, proxying, and converged VoIP billing functions effectively.
Additionally NetOne subscribed to PortaOne's Premium PortaCare maintenance program that offers unlimited 24/7 access to PortaOne dedicated contact center, direct involvement of PortaOne development professionals for custom solutions, on-site assistance, complimentary training sessions among other services.
"PortaSwitch is a production tested platform that covers most of our needs," said Ed Nunez,Telecom Engineer at NetOne, in a statement. "It's very intuitive and flexible, which meant it would not only assure us of stable, world-class call quality but also enable us to make quick changes to our infrastructure or product offerings when needed."
Building on the success of PortaSwitch integration, NetOne is now rolling out combined VoIP telephony services over Internet connectivity to its international users. Thanks to PoraSwitch’s unique softswitch and media server capabilities, NetOne is able to offer access via the customer's choice of PC, smartphone app or Cisco (News - Alert) telephone adapters.
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