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OTEL Telecoms Relocates its VoIP Transit Service

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February 06, 2013

OTEL Telecoms Relocates its VoIP Transit Service

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

OTEL Telecoms was operating its VoIP transit service from the Rosebank-based data center since 2009, but has recently relocated it to a vendor-neutral data center Teraco Isando.

Today, OTEL is a South African infrastructure as a service provider with an established and stable VoIP and broadband infrastructure. The company has provided this VoIP transit service from 158 Jan Smuts Ave since 2009 and was appreciated by providers that used it as primary or fail-over VoIP termination.

This relocation of the VoIP transit service or Victoria VoIP Station at Teraco will let OTEL to help multiple providers quickly deploy an effective voice service.

"The transfer project began in September 2012, and went live in beta mode at the end of November. With a network as big OTEL's, it’s not a simple process to move transit partners to the new environment. However, it has been smooth going thus far," said Thyson Makitla, project and development manager at OTEL Telecoms, in a statement.

As Teraco is used by almost all Tier1 carriers, this facilitates OTEL's carrier interconnects. OTEL’s VoIP transit service is ideal for ECNS license holders as it provides them with termination of their calls at inter-connect rates with a transit fee.

OTEL is experiencing growth and is now offering co-located VoIP switches to accommodate it. Looking forward, the company intends to deploy similar VoIP stations at Teraco Cape Town and Durban.

“The Victoria VoIP transit Station works well alongside our TVNO offering. It is the perfect turnkey solution to VOIP providers wanting to quickly deploy carrier-grade voice solutions, consolidating their multiple provider channels into one, or upgrading their reseller status to Internet telephony service provider (ITSP),” added CEO of OTEL Telecoms Mohammad Patel.

OTel Telecoms was in news last year for launching its Sentinel Global Service, a cloud-based SIP quality and fraud monitoring service for enterprises using VoIP switches.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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