September 28, 2010
Telinta to Attend ITEXPO West 2010
By Juliana Kenny, TMCnet Web Editor
Telinta, a supplier of turnkey VoIP switch partition and hosted billing solutions for start-up telecoms, will be attending ITEXPO West 2010 in LA in just a few days. Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), CEO of TMC asked Alex Ferdman, CEO of Telinta a few questions to find out what the company will be exhibiting as well as his thoughts on the progression of cloud computing, social media explorations, wireless operating systems, and the ever-advancing telecommunications arena. See the full exchange below.
RT: What is the most significant trend in communications today? Why?
AF: The paradigm shift away from using the local resources toward cloud computing is the most important trend in today’s communications. The ease of access to remote computing sites provided by the Internet allows small companies to forego buying expensive equipment and software.
This is fundamental idea on which we built our business. Telinta is years ahead of the current trend, while other companies are just beginning to catch on. We now own and operate the largest PortaSwitch installation in the world, providing a complete and proven out-of-the-box telecom cloud platform together with always-available expert 24/7 technical staff.
RT: What is the one product or service the market is most in need of?
AF: The market needs to recognize the importance of cloud services for small start-up and high-traffic telecommunications companies. A hosted PortaSwitch service is a cost effective turnkey solution to start sending traffic to vendors in a matter of days.
Telinta's hosted PortaSwitch is a "virtual telecom department" that enables rapid market deployment without investment in software, hardware, network facilities, engineering, and operational overheads.
RT: How is your company leveraging the growth of social media to enhance your own business?
AF: This year, Telinta launched a Switch Partition channel on TMCnet. TMCnet is the leader in the communications and technology media space, boasting more than 10 million unique visitors and 300 million annual page views. The channel is used to disseminate the state of the art of the switch partition and hosted billing to the telecommunications community.
Taking advantage of TMCnet's industry-specific credibility and expertise in driving customer traffic will reinforce our private-label offerings and distinguish Telinta as the leader with the most reliable, economical, flexible, and secure hosted telecom solutions.
Telinta is further exploring the social media via LinkedIn. We expect that LinkedIn will increase Telinta’s visibility and expand our professional network.
RT: Nearly every phone manufacturer is now incorporating support for wideband codecs. Will we finally see widespread HD voice deployments in 2011?
AF: Natural competition between the VoIP vendors will drive technologies such as HD VoIP into the mainstream in several years. Of course, device compatibility and interoperability will present a significant challenge, and it remains to be seen if 2011 will be the year when the technology reaches widespread adoption. Really, the answer to this question rests in the hands of the phone manufacturers.
Telinta is well prepared for the future competition by enabling our customer to transparently pass wideband and HD traffic. This helps VoIP providers make decisions that are right for their business now and be prepared for the future.
RT: What are your thoughts on the viability of mobile video chat or conferencing?
AF: With the introduction of new mobile phones with front-facing cameras, the time is ripe for the explosion of mobile video chat and conferencing. Business professionals who are always on the move can use video conferencing to connect with their coworkers. Mobile video chatting can provide travelers and commuters an easy way of reconnecting with their families.
AF: The Android operating system will see the greatest success. Android is based on the Linux kernel, and its open nature and the absence of restrictions on software publishing have contributed to its rapid spread.
RT: Some have suggested wireless networking will soon replace wired networks in the enterprise. Do you agree? Why or why not?
AF: I agree that the majority of enterprise network connectivity will soon be wireless because of the lower deployment cost. However, wired networking will not become obsolete in the near future.
RT: What impact has the growth of cloud-based services had on your business?
AF: The growth of cloud-based services has aided our company, because Telinta hosted PortaSwitch is a cloud service, and we are benefitting from people realizing what a good idea it is to have their business data and equipment hosted remotely.
Telinta has made years of investment in building our hosted PortaSwitch system. All technical expertise required to manage, maintain, and operate the platform is covered by Telinta as part of our hosted cloud package. Telinta takes care of the technical details, letting our clients focus on bringing more revenue to their successful business.
AF: I would rule strongly in favor of Net neutrality.
AF: We are very excited to premier TeliSIM - a convenient and easy-to-use solution for making cheap mobile phone calls - at ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2010. TeliSIM is based on our PINLESS solution with the additional convenience of direct dialing from mobile phones or from the mobile phone contact list.
TeliSIM works with a thin programmable chip that adheres to a mobile phone's SIM-card and enables GSM phones to use PINLESS service without the need to dial access numbers. Telinta supplies the chips which can be programmed directly on the mobile phone or with the use of our software application via the USB card-reader/programmer.
RT: What is the one technology development that will have the greatest impact in 2011?
AF: The continuing spread of thin clients, netbooks, and smart phones will have a large impact on business operation. These ubiquitous devices, coupled with advances in cloud computing, will free businesses from large hardware and software investments while presenting them with more opportunities.
To find out more about Telinta, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2010. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles, ITEXPO is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit Telinta in booth 534. Don’t wait. Register now
Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.