|[September 28, 2004]
Axiowave and Veraz Partner To Enable Carriers To Offer ATM-Grade SLAs for VOIP Services
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 28, 2004 -- Axiowave Networks, the leading provider of core/metro network routers that offer the industry's first ATM-Grade IP SLAs, announced today that they have joined the Veraz Open Systems Alliance Program (VOSA). The two companies will collaborate on marketing and sales opportunities as they arise, to deliver an end-to-end Toll-Quality VoIP solution that offers extremely low latency and jitter guarantees to customers under all network traffic conditions. This enables carriers to offer ATM-Grade service level assurance (SLA) to their VOIP customers and increase service benefits not only to business customers, but also to wholesale customers who need to interconnect disparate VoIP islands and extend their global reach.
"We are pleased to work with Axiowave and welcome them into the VOSA program," said R. Paul Singh, VP Business Development of Veraz Networks. "VoIP service providers can maximize the throughput of toll quality VoIP by leveraging the combination of Veraz voice processing algorithms and Axiowave's routers providing guaranteed network quality."
According to a recent report by The Yankee Group, there will be one million VoIP subscribers by the end of 2004 which is expected to increase to 17.5 million U.S. households by 2008. Axiowave and Veraz are supporting this impressive growth by assuring carriers they can offer guaranteed Toll-Quality VoIP with the industry's lowest latency and jitter.
"Both Axiowave and Veraz are fully committed to helping both wireless and wireline carriers increase the profitability of their VoIP infrastructure," said Helene Mahler, senior director of business development for Axiowave Networks. "We achieve this by empowering carriers, for the first time, to offer its customers guaranteed point-to-point worst-case latency and jitter for VoIP SLAs that are better than currently offered SLAs even on ATM networks. This new industry benchmark provides customers with Toll-Quality VoIP previously possible only across an ATM infrastructure."
Axiowave has transformed the prevailing IP/MPLS business model challenge with the XCR128 by delivering unprecedented 90%+ sustained wavelength utilization, 90+% premium services on the same egress link in the presence of oversubscribed data traffic, where the premium services are supported by the industry's first unparalleled ATM-Grade SLAs for IP. These differentiators enable a highly profitable business model and give carriers a clear competitive edge. Axiowave routers are currently deployed in customer networks and are used to deliver a range of services not previously available in the industry, such as Toll-Quality VoIP, ATM-Grade IP-VPNs and ATM-Grade transit.
The Veraz ControlSwitch, a programmable softswitch platform, has established itself as the leading open softswitch platform with proven support for multi-vendor solutions driving some of the largest carrier-class VoIP deployments in the market. With its open interfaces to media devices, application servers and back-office systems, the ControlSwitch with Veraz's Services Framework acts as an operating system for the new public network, empowering service providers to rapidly deploy new revenue-generating services faster than ever before - up to 90% more efficiently. As part of its best-of-breed solutions and leveraging sophisticated in-house DSP technology, Veraz's standards-based, high-density media gateways have set the benchmark in delivering true wireline voice quality to packet telephony, while preserving end-to-end service transparency for voice, fax and data calls.
About Veraz Networks
Veraz Networks (www.veraznetworks.com) is the leading global provider of softswitch-based, toll-quality packet telephony solutions for traditional and next-generation communications networks. Built on a rich heritage of delivering carrier-class products, Veraz offers complete solutions to established and greenfield carriers, and enhanced service providers worldwide through its softswitch, media gateway, and digital compression products. Veraz partners with customers to design and deploy carrier-class next-generation networks tailored to meet their business objectives. Veraz solutions address a wide range of call processing applications such as tandem switching, domestic & international long distance, IP trunking, IP Centrex, as well as new voice-data services. Please visit Veraz Website at www.Veraznetworks.com
Veraz Networks is privately funded by ECI Telecom (NASDAQ: ECIL), Argonaut Private Equity, Battery Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Levensohn Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with offices throughout the world.
About Axiowave Networks, Inc.
Axiowave, headquartered in Marlborough, MA, is a global communications company focused on increasing revenue and profit margins for IXCs, ISPs, ILECs, MSOs, RBOCs and emerging service providers for wireline and wireless networks. Axiowave is focused on transforming the economics of public and private networks by delivering the industry's first next-generation core/metro routing platform that offers performance breakthroughs for wavelength utilization, new premium services supported by unparalleled service level agreements (SLAs), and true service convergence. The end result is significantly increased economic efficiency of existing networks while simultaneously providing compelling service differentiation. These differentiators are what separate Axiowave. For more information about Axiowave, visit www.axiowave.com or call (774) 348-4000.
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