SOURCE: CommuniGate Systems

November 19, 2007 09:00 ET

CommuniGate Systems and Unibill Partner to Offer Network Operators a Seamless Application and Billing Platform for Voice Over IP

Partnership Enables Service Providers to Roll Out VoIP Services Quickly With Minimal Investment Impact

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Internet Communications solutions, and Unibill, an award-winning provider of convergent billing solutions, today announced a partnership to provide a complete, ready-to-deploy application and billing solution for Voice over IP (VoIP) services. By collaborating, the companies will help solve one of the key barriers to entering the VoIP market by enabling service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy and bill for new services.

"Billing has been a major challenge for operators looking to deploy VoIP services, as most legacy billing systems do not support the capabilities for VoIP," said Jon Doyle, Vice President of Business Development at CommuniGate Systems. "By partnering with Unibill, we're ensuring our carrier customers can roll out our high-value VAS applications and achieve profitability as quickly as possible. With 30 years' experience in billing systems, Unibill is well recognized throughout the industry for offering a comprehensive, accurate, and flexible billing and customer care system."

Through the partnership, Unibill's AEGIS platform offers a software as a service (SaaS) billing solution for deploying CommuniGate Pro's rich media services -- including a customized web portal, real-time payment processing, and online order entry. AEGIS automates provisioning, customer care and billing processes to minimize manual actions and improve operating margins; subscribers can view and pay their bills, sign up for new services, or change their existing services all from a customer web portal that is fully customized to the carrier's brand.

Unibill's AEGIS billing solution minimizes the initial investment, as service providers do not need to purchase, install, and manage any hardware or software. Unibill and CommuniGate Systems offer a scalable platform that enables providers to seamlessly expand from 50 to 50 million subscribers. Unibill recently received the Billing World and OSS Today 2007 Award for Operational Excellence, and CommuniGate Systems continues to set record benchmarks for performance and scalability.

"We are very excited to partner with CommuniGate Systems, as they have been leading the industry in terms of performance, scalability, and feature sets," said Donna Oppenheim, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Unibill. "With CommuniGate Systems and Unibill, network operators benefit from a tested, easy-to-manage system that can meet their application needs and billing models today and tomorrow."

CommuniGate Pro offers a completely standards-based, carrier-class platform designed to open new revenue streams through voice, video, e-mail, presence, chat, and groupware applications. The performance-driven platform offers an unprecedented single point of access for all voice and data applications. Its exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime with no single point of failure. The extensible messaging platform can support implementations of any size, and carriers can seamlessly add front-end or back-end nodes to the cluster as needed without any downtime or service interruption.

The CommuniGate Pro Enterprise Suite, including Pronto! a sleek, unified communications dashboard based on Adobe Flash® and Adobe Flex™ 2 technology, is available today at www.communigate.com/community, free for the first five users, making it a smart choice for small businesses or the home office network. For installations over five users, the CommuniGate Pro Enterprise Suite is priced starting at US$849 for 25 users. ISPs, Broadband and Mobile operators, can contact sales@communigate.com for pricing information.

About Unibill

Headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Unibill produced their first bill in 1973, and has been at the forefront of the changing telecommunications landscape ever since. Carriers, operators and resellers trust Unibill to support their revenue capture process with 100% billing accuracy and on-time performance. Unibill's AEGIS solution supports stand-alone services billing, convergent billing, cross service bundling, and multi-service discounting in a fully integrated, modular environment. For more information, go to www.unibill.com.

About CommuniGate Systems

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Internet Communications software for broadband & mobile service providers, enterprises, and OEM partners worldwide. Over 130 million subscribers including 47 million voice customers rely upon CommuniGate Systems products for their voice and data communication today. CommuniGate Systems is the most trusted and financially stable vendor which maintains the highest customer satisfaction levels in the Rich Media Communications industry. CommuniGate Systems provides flexibility, performance, scalability, with the benchmark proven architecture that remains un-challenged in the industry. Our open development environment with simple APIs delivers extensible flexibility with a unique clustering technology for 99.999% uptime for the most demanding application environments. CommuniGate Systems has over 175 members in its partner network worldwide.

Download CommuniGate Pro today and join the initiative to drive interoperability of Unified Communications and convert nearly 2 billion e-mail accounts to a single identity for all forms of Internet Communications. For more information, go to www.communigate.com.

Contact Information

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    Brian Blank
    FutureWorks PR
    (408) 428-0895 Ext 114
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    Andrea Kimpflinger
    CommuniGate Systems
    (415) 383-7164 Ext 219
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    Donna Oppenheim
    Unibill
    (337) 421-6224
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