SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

February 27, 2008 08:05 ET

Empirix Expands Into Middle East With Partner Verscom International

Verscom to Offer Empirix's Hammer Test and Monitoring Platform for Pre-Deployment Testing, Network Performance Management and Diagnostic Troubleshooting

BEDFORD, MA and ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today that Verscom International, a next-generation IP Services enabler and solutions provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has added Empirix's Hammer Test and Monitoring Platform to its telco solutions eco-system for Turkey and the Middle East. With the addition of Empirix's award-winning solutions, Verscom will now be able to offer its Service Provider customers the confidence that they have identified and resolved any and all quality issues as part of their VoIP, NGN, and IMS network investments. In addition, with Empirix's advanced monitoring solutions, Verscom's customers will gain deep visibility into their network performance and service quality, allowing them to better respond to their customer's needs and grow their networks.

Verscom is not only a technically adept infrastructure solutions provider, but the company is also a service provider acting as virtual network enabler (VNE) with a variety of managed IP voice and multimedia services. As such, its broad network implementation and operations experience has brought the company a deep understanding of both the need for systems like those offered by Empirix, and how to implement them for its customers.

As recently noted in an article by online publication Light Reading, "The Middle East's telecom sector is experiencing growth like it has never seen before..." Verscom will begin by offering Empirix's Hammer Test and Monitoring Platform in Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"Verscom International is committed to offering its customers the best solutions available, which we then package based on their specific needs," said Gurkan Ozturk, Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Verscom. "It's apparent Empirix is the kind of company that really takes the time to listen to its customers, creating products and solutions that fill a void in the market just like we do, which creates a promising synergy for our clients. Companies, like Empirix, with foresight into the industry and the technical expertise to back it up are the kind we want to work with -- and we're looking forward to a successful partnership."

Empirix's Hammer testing solutions simulate end-users and emulate network infrastructure devices interacting with voice-centric applications. This includes making calls, verifying features, measuring voice quality, and determining performance, as well as proving system and multi-vendor interoperability of VoIP, NGN and IMS architectures. Its Hammer carrier-class monitoring solutions provide complete visualization into real-time service quality in a VoIP / IMS network.

"As the adoption of VoIP and other complicated telecommunications solutions continues worldwide, our expansion into the Middle East market is a natural progression for Empirix," said Gordon Eddy, Senior Director, Product Management at Empirix. "We're pleased to be partnering with an extremely experienced solutions provider like Verscom International and are confident this will be a terrific opportunity for both companies."

"Verscom's technical expertise and deep knowledge of the Middle East's telecommunications markets make it an ideal partner," added Raphael Tsitrin, EMEA Channel Director at Empirix. "We look forward to working with Verscom and their customers on ensuring the quality of even more VoIP and IMS networks in the Middle East."

Verscom joins Empirix's other strategic distribution partners in EMEA, including Amercom Srl. in Italy, Elexo Corp, in France, Telenet GmbH in Germany, and BATM in Israel.

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. For more information, visit www.empirix.com.

About Verscom International

Verscom International is emerging as one of the world's most innovative and effective next-generation solutions provider and services enabler that takes a pioneering approach in assisting Tier-n wireline & wireless carriers, network operators and service providers to build solid and cost-effective infrastructures. Its advanced carrier architecture solutions, comprehensive professional services and revenue-ready managed IP voice services are driving aggressive growth, and turning market opportunity into service profitability for its clients across the emerging markets in EMEA and North America. Using its first-hand knowledge of the regions in its operation base, Verscom has successfully deployed and managed various IMS-ready all-IP, fixed-mobile and multimedia networks with state-of-the-art VoIP/Pre-IMS services, localization and compliance. Verscom International operates with its five group companies in London - UK, Bahrain, Istanbul - Turkey, Dubai - UAE and USA each being focused on the different segments of Telecommunication Solutions & Services. For more information, visit www.verscom.com.

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