IVR Technologies, a company that specializes RADIUS Billing replacement and SIP
server solutions, announced this week a partnership with next-generation network equipment manufacturer NexTone. The two companies teamed up to offer service provider Infocom Technologies with an enhanced networking solution.
The combination of IVR
Technologies’ Talking SIP application (a fully-integrated application, media and real-time billing SIP server) and NexTone’s session border controllers (SBCs) will help Infocom offer its subscriber base a wide range of enhanced services such as prepaid calling cards, Web-based controls, e-commerce, and ‘anytime, anywhere’ subscription and payment options.
IVR Technologies' Talking SIP is an advanced software platform that combines three traditionally separate network elements (application server, media server, and real-time billing server) into a single, tightly integrated solution for SIP-based voice over IP
networks. The solution was designed to drive network-related revenue by providing intelligent and in-demand applications that attract users and reduce turnover through innovative features, creative billing options, customizability and end-user empowerment.
“By working closely with a best-in-class company like NexTone, our combined solution is able to meet Infocom’s immediate requirements as well as continue to grow with their vision for innovative and targeted services as they continue to lead the Philippine market,” said Barry Sher, vice president of development at IVR Technologies, in a statement.
NexTone provides a comprehensive SIP trunking solution for service providers and medium and large enterprises. The company’s SIP trunking solution leverages NexTone's IntelliConnect System to provide intelligence at the network edge.
The NexTone MSX, combined with the NexTone SBC
, provides secure, high-quality VoIP calls that interoperate with Infocom’s other VoIP equipment. That means the provider can bridge customer networks to Infocom’s SIP-based prepaid platform.
The NexTone RSM provides centralized quality of service and service level agreement management and traffic engineering for VoIP
networks. It also provides visibility into service and network quality, which is critical for Infocom’s outsourced pre-paid, postpaid, and wholesale VoIP services.
“By working with an innovative company like IVR Technologies, we are helping to extend Infocom’s capabilities to offer enhanced SIP-based services to customers,: said John Longo, vice president of marketing for NexTone, in a statement.
Longo continued: “NexTone views this relationship with IVR Technologies as a long-term effort to allow a leading technology provider in Asia to quickly grow its customer base and revenues with multiple new VoIP services.”
For more about SIP-based network solutions, check out this white paper: Upgrading from a RADIUS Billing Server to a Native SIP based IVR and Real-time Billing Solution—just one of the reference documents available in TMCnet’s White Paper Library. After perusing the library, make sure you hop on over to the Communications Developer Conference site to register and get additional info about the event (May 14-17, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, California)—where you can learn how to build the next generation of IP-based communications products and services.
Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing writer for TMCnet covering telecommunications, service providers and networking.