Monday, January 19, 2009

Excel Reaches One Billion Minutes/Month with Veraz Switch

Excel Telecommunications has reached one billion minutes of traffic per month using Veraz's ControlSwitch. By replacing 18 Nortel TDM and Alcatel DECs switches with a distributed ControlSwitch, Excel was able to double its traffic load while reducing network management labor costs significantly. Veraz said the ControlSwitch's programmability enabled migration from Excel's 18-switch legacy network over a period of 18 months, and new traffic was carried on the Veraz infrastructure within twelve weeks, thereby speeding time to revenue for new services. In addition, the ControlSwitch's open application interfaces and service brokering capabilities enabled Excel to include services such as Local Number Portability and Teleblock.