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quite a stir in the news with their announcements of international
deals. The wireless telecommunications technology and services company
just publicized that it is lighting up commercial operations of its
Voice over IP (VoIP)
tutorial) network, bridging voice
traffic from North America to Southeast Asia. The launch comes after
months of the company running a beta version of the service and prepared
to start delivering its first "live" network traffic to the East.
Jagan Narayanan, aeroTelesis
chairman and CEO, said, "I am very pleased to announce that our test
period is completed and the Company is ready to provide commercial
services. The launch of our VoIP service represents a significant
milestone for the company, as we begin to establish our portfolio of
next-generation telecommunication services, starting with our
trans-Pacific VoIP network. This will help us achieve both high quality
services with cost savings for our subscribers and allow us to reach our
ultimate goal of creating value for our shareholders."
With this new agreement,
aeroTelesis plans to deliver voice traffic from the Southeast Asia
region back to North America as well.
The Company has been dealing
with other international markets for the past year. About a month ago,
they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mabuhay Satellite
Corporation, a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT)
Company, providing satellite communication and public network services,
in order to jointly develop enhanced broadband satellite services for
the Philippine market.
Earlier this year, they
opened an office in El Salvador, being the first of a series of offices
to be opened in Central America during the roll out of aeroTelesis'
proprietary VoIP network. Narayanan sees Central America as an
important emerging VoIP market for aeroTelesis. He considers that it is
a large market for all international calls with the United States;
potentially being one of the largest markets for aeroTelesis to deploy
The company sees VoIP
opportunities in other international markets and wants to establish
similar services during the remainder of this year into 2005.
|Johanne Torres is the assistant editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was
the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She
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