Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Eni Deploys Italtel and Cisco for Global Communications Network

Eni, one of the world's leading companies in the energy sector, has deployed an integrated communication network linking over 100 sites using technology from Italtel and Cisco. The new Eni network, which is based on the Italtel i-SSW Softswitch multiservice platform, is described as one of the world's largest fully-converged enterprise networks in terms of size, performance and technologies used.

Italtel served as the supplier and system integrator of the softswitch platform used for the Eni network. Cisco Systems, Italtel's strategic partner, developed the VoIP services and the Unified Communication network. BT Italia served in the role of Project Management and System Integrator.

The Italtel i-SSW multi-service Softswitch platform is supporting a number of advanced applications on the Eni network, including Unified Communications, fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) services and support for dual mode terminals (WiFi and GSM/UMTS), and a VoIP 2.0 portal with click-to-dial capabilities.

In addition, Eni has already planned several stages for evolving its VoIP 2.0 network, including the installation, in order to reduce disaster recovery times, of a second Italtel i-SSW platform at the company HQ in Rome and the multi-carrier interconnection of the corporate VoIP network.