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Johanne Torres[October 28, 2004]

¡Olé! For VoIP in Spain and Latin America


New Jersey-based VocalTec Communications (news - alert) just announced it partnered with Spanish telecom carrier Nova Telefonia, which also has a fully-owned subsidiary in Ecuador. The companies plan to deploy several products within VocalTec's Essentra suite of VoIP (define - news - alert) telecommunications equipment, to roll out new voice services throughout Spain and Latin America.

According to the deal, Nova Telefonia will be installing VocalTec's new Essentra BAX voice over broadband (VoBB - news - alert) platform, enabling the carrier to offer a variety of new voice services that take advantage of the growing demand for broadband in emerging markets.

"VocalTec's Essentra product line, with its high performance and ability to reliably scale with rapidly growing traffic volumes, provided a compelling proposition for our greenfield network," said Manuel Martinez, managing director of Nova Telefonia. "Along with the Essentra suite's scalability and flexibility, VocalTec's outstanding technical support and responsiveness gives us the capabilities we need to not only expand our network into new countries, but also begin offering revenue generating voice services over broadband immediately with the Essentra BAX," he added.

Thanks to the partnership, VoBB’s hosted services will be sold by Nova Telefonia to European and Spanish Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs) by using the Essentra BAX. For customers who require their own VoBB infrastructure Nova Telefonia will resell and integrate the BAX platform into their environments. The VocalTec equipment will be used to support Nova Telefonia's service offerings for prepaid and PC-to-phone calling from Ecuador, where the company has operations, and for international wholesale voice traffic from the United States, Ecuador, Honduras and Spain.

VocalTec Essentra suite’s BAX is SIP-based and provides high availability and scalability to support networks of all sizes, including a comprehensive OSS for greenfield and small service providers.

Nova Telefonia will also deploy VocalTec’s Essentra CX for centralized softswitch-based call control, the Essentra EX peering manager for seamless interconnection and peering of VOIP networks with dynamic call routing, and the Essentra SG for industry-leading support of local SS7 signaling variants.


Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]


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