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General Telecom Announces RouteNGN's Expanded Least Cost Routing Capabilities
[April 16, 2010]

General Telecom Announces RouteNGN's Expanded Least Cost Routing Capabilities

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

General Telecom, a major provider of switching and network management service on or off the cloud, today announced the new and expanded least cost routing (LCR) capabilities of the General Telecom RouteNGN™ route engine for VoIP/TDM traffic over next-generation networks.

Combining a modular approach with open source development, the RouteNGN™ tool is designed to help carriers and service providers bring VoIP offerings quickly to market, while minimizing CAPEX and OPEX. The General Telecom RouteNGN™ routing solution can operate in the cloud, as a secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) solution, onsite, or as a hybrid solution.

"In today's marketplace, the amount of time it takes to become operational and deploy services directly impacts the profitability of service providers," said Randy Weinberger (News - Alert), GM of General Telecom. "With General Telecom's RouteNGN powerful cloud-based routing application, providers can deploy within weeks, instead of months, without incurring CAPEX - a truly competitive time-to-market advantage."

"Incorporating the General Telecom RouteNGN least cost routing technology has been instrumental in helping us lower the cost of IP and TDM voice termination services to our customers, through better routing accuracy and efficiency, said Zachary Horn, president, Metro Communications. "All of our services are custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer; the RouteNGN technology helps us change routing decisions quickly which translates to greater profitability and better customer service."

Among the features of the General Telecom RouteNGN™ high-capacity, least cost routing tool:

  • Open development. Carriers can freely create custom tools that integrate with the RouteNGN™ via its application programming interface (API) to connect with existing BSS/OSS systems to leverage investment in existing hardware and avoid the financial and time constraints of proprietary software. The RouteNGN™ API is published on GitHub, a prominent hosted repository service for software projects such as Ruby on Rails and the Linux kernel.
  • Migrate TDM to VoIP across existing network devices, at lower OPEX (News - Alert). Using trunk group tagging, clients can route and blend both VoIP and TDM network traffic, reducing manual processes that require separate business rules for TDM and VoIP networks. By routing at the network edge, RouteNGN™ can increase port utilization by 20 to 60 percent. General Telecom's RouteNGN,™ integrates with major equipment vendors, including Acme Packet, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, Dialogic, Huawei (News - Alert), Genband, Metaswitch and Sonus.
  • Next generation networking (NGN) capacity. To meet network demands of premium NGN applications, such as reverse 911 or click-to-call which can generate 500 calls per second (cps) or more, RouteNGN™ easily scales to 1000 cps or more.

"Over the past year we've worked closely with our customer and partner base to extract pure signal feedback on the network management equipment and services that will enable them to move quickly from concept to cash flow," said Steve Smith, executive vice president of sales and marketing for General Telecom. "With these extended capabilities that are available now, RouteNGN™ is the fiber that ties a network together."

About General Telecom

Founded in 1991, General Telecom provides switching and network management services on or off the cloud that enable carriers, voice applications providers, and managed service providers to move quickly from concept to cash flow with extensible and secure PaaS and SaaS solutions. The company has extensive experience in building and operating carrier-grade networks, along with developing and managing services and applications. Headquartered in New York City, the company maintains strategic co-location facilities in New York, Los Angeles and Tennessee, along with a 24x7 Network Operations Center. For more information, please visit

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