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February 18, 2011
VocalTec Offers Softswitches, App Servers and Session Border Controllers
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Known for free phone service with magicJack, VocalTec, has started to offer softswitches, application servers and session border controllers (SBC) at absolutely no charge.
Officials with VocalTec (News - Alert) said that any approved telecommunications company that arranges a "Bill and Keep" agreement with the company’s subsidiary, YMax Communications Corp., will receive free softswitches, application servers and session border controllers.
A Bill and Keep is a pricing arrangement for the interconnection of two telecommunications networks under which each network agrees to terminate calls from the other network at no charge.According to company officials, YMax (News - Alert) Communications handles over one billion minutes a month on these same platforms, with the ability to go over 10 billion monthly minutes without further investment, providing the best voice quality in the business.
The free offer makes it easy for any voice provider to easily interconnect with YMax. These products have been battle tested and can be provided with the most powerful, up-to-date, readily available Dellservers.
Company officials said these servers can be utilized for any provider's needs, not just YMax interconnectivity. In some instances, VocalTec may even offer free gateways if needed.TMCnet reported last May that VocalTec Communications Ltd. announced that its VoIP solution has been chosen by Cambodian communications service provider Digi as part of its plan to launch Cambodia's first triple-play service.
Digi is going to leverage VocalTec's core Voice-over-IP solutions accompanied by a wide range of supporting applications and prepaid billing solutions in order to be able to provide VoIP services to both enterprise and residential users in Cambodia.
The range of VocalTec solutions being deployed by Digi include VocalTec's Class-5, Essentra BAX, VoIP Application Server Essentra EX,VoIP Peering (News - Alert) Manager and Essentra iCX, Integrated SIP-to-SS7 solution, which provide complete Class-4 capabilities including secure interconnection between disparate VoIP networks, as well as seamless interconnection to legacy PSTN environments.
Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Janice McDuffee
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