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Codatel Networks Uses PortaSwitch to Introduce Regionally-Hosted Wholesale Call Termination Services to Asia-Pac Carriers
Aug 10, 2010 (10:08 AM EDT)


Partitioned Hosting On Australia-Based Equipment Lowers Acquisition Cost, Minimizes Call Latency; Codatel Networks' Industry-Leading PortaSwitch Platform Delivers Optimal Performance

MELBOURNE, Australia and COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Codatel Networks, an Australian IP telephony and converged communications systems provider, today announced the immediate availability of regionally-hosted wholesale and retail billing partitioning services to VoIP carriers and service providers.  The capability, driven by the advanced and proven PortaSwitch VoIP call control/billing platform and hosted on Australian infrastructure, assures carriers in the Asia-Pacific region access to one of the best telecom systems on the market with no upfront capital investment.

Codatel develops, markets and supports innovative IP telephony and multi-platform converged communications systems to the full range of carriers, from Tier One to small and midsized companies.  The privately-owned company, which also serves a range of retail customers, is well situated for helping IP-focused telecoms compete effectively in the Asia-Pacific region at minimal cost.

"For virtually all new or existing telecoms in this part of the world, tapping into next-generation IP infrastructure meant going to wholesale providers in Europe or North America.  Such distant solutions often introduce voice latency into customer calls—not a preferable situation by any means," said Zafer Khodr, General Manager of Codatel Networks.  "Our PortaSwitch system, positioned much closer to our carriers' intended client base, minimizes or eliminates this problem altogether."

PortaSwitch, from communications software company PortaOne, is capable of handling the complete call control and converged VoIP billing functions of a diversified digital services company, enabling wholesale VoIP carriers to deliver a wide variety of business models quickly and efficiently.  The comprehensive product consists of a real-time billing system, class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch, and application servers that deliver converged VoIP billing and provisioning, SIP call control, unified messaging, IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX, callback management, IVRs, conferencing and more.

Codatel Network's implementation of PortaSwitch is further enhanced with the inclusion of PortaOne's PortaBilling100 Advanced application.  PortaBilling100 Advanced features simultaneous multiprocessing and a dedicated database architecture to improve performance within the core billing server.

"Choosing PortaSwitch for this service offering was not a hard decision.  It will clearly provide optimum value to our wholesale customers, and top quality to their end users," Zafer continued.  "PortaSwitch has the reliability and robustness of very high-end systems that can cost millions to deploy—yet it is very competitively priced.  For a telco to be competitive today, it must be able to adapt to market changes very quickly.  PortaSwitch will allow us, and our customers, to deliver any kind of new service—simple or complex—with very little fuss or ongoing maintenance."

To learn more about the PortaSwitch software platform, log on to www.portaone.com, email contact@portaone.com, or call +1 604 628 2508.  In North America, call 866 SIP VOIP (866 747 8647).  For more about Codatel Network's wholesale service offerings, go to www.codatel.com.au.

About Codatel Networks:

Codatel Networks develops, markets, and supports innovative IP telephony and multi-platform converged communications systems, using the latest technologies to provide practical, user-friendly solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, home-office entrepreneurs, professionals, middle managers and executives.  The company is a privately-owned corporation and is rapidly expanding into the Asian Pacific region to better cover new emerging markets.  The company's head office is located in Melbourne, Australia.

Today, Codatel Networks is established in market niches that hold a great potential to enhance how business communication is conducted.  Codatel Networks is continually working to improve existing products and services and to introduce new ones to satisfy existing, as well as new, customer needs.  Visit www.codatel.com.au.

About PortaOne:

Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global vendor and developer of carrier grade software for modern telecommunication service providers.  The company enables service providers and carriers to run a broad line of retail and wholesale telecommunication services with a single software package, and offers a complete product consisting of converged VoIP billing and service provisioning platform, class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch to support hosted IPPBX or IP Centrex services, unified messaging, IVR, conferencing applications, callbacks, calling cards and more.  The company's products are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure at over 330 service provider locations worldwide.  To learn more, visit www.portaone.com.

SOURCE PortaOne