Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Germany's Arcor Selects Italtel for NGN

Arcor, the second largest wireline operator in Germany, has selected Italtel to supply VoIP services and solutions. Specifically, Italtel will supply both a Next Generation Networks (NGN) Class 4 VoIP solution, to expand the current transit network, and a Next Generation Networks Class 5 VoIP solution to develop new IP telephony and multimedia services for residential and business customers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Arcor's network is based on the Italtel NGN architecture featuring the i-SSW (Italtel iMSS based Softswitch solution) and i-UDB (Italtel Universal Data Base) platforms developed by Italtel. Italtel will also act as overall system integrator of the NGN solution into Arcor's network and of the management systems in Arcor's Operation and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS), thus assuming a key partner role.