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MTS Allstream Selects Iristel for IP Conversion of TDM Phone Traffic

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February 25, 2009

MTS Allstream Selects Iristel for IP Conversion of TDM Phone Traffic

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor

MTS Allstream, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and a communication solutions provider in Canada, has chosen Iristel Inc., a provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, for the conversion of its Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) voice traffic to Internet Protocol (IP)-based traffic.

With Iristel's Virtual Signalling solution, MTS Allstream (News - Alert) can now convert its IP traffic locally and eliminate the expense of backhauling certain portions of its traffic to the United States.
"Our goal at MTS Allstream is to serve our customers by moving data over our advanced network effectively and efficiently. Streamlining the cost of backhauling our traffic will help us achieve this goal," said Dave Ballantine, senior vice president, Global Carrier Solutions at MTS Allstream.
"By working with an experienced Canadian carrier such as Iristel, we can cut our traffic backhauling expenses while providing our customers with the high quality of service they have come to expect from our IP network," Ballantine continued.
Established in 1999, Iristel Inc. was granted a carrier license by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) in 2000. Today, Iristel offers a complete portfolio of IP services in Canada, including hosted IP PBX (News - Alert), virtual faxing, virtual roaming, and global IP trunking products and services.
Iristel's fully managed and integrated Virtual Signalling solution carries SS7 TDM traffic for Canadian Incumbent (ILEC) and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC) without having to backhaul capacity across the border. The solution saves carriers signaling and media platform charges and at the same time manages the integrity of all voice media streams and logic. Iristel's Virtual Signalling solution offers reliable VoIP network conversion service.
"We are honored that a well respected and trusted carrier such as MTS Allstream has chosen our IP conversion services for transporting international traffic," says Samer Bishay, president and chief executive officer at Iristel.
"We anticipate that we will be converting voice traffic that equates to more than a billion minutes per year," added Bishay.
MTS Allstream's extensive national broadband fiber optic network spans more than 24,300 kilometers, and provides international connections through strategic alliances and interconnection agreements with other international service providers.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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