SOURCE: NexTone Communications

August 22, 2006 08:00 ET

i3 Networks Expands VoIP Services With NexTone's Session Management Technology

Managed Service Provider Deploys NexTone MSX to Support Growing VoIP Network of IOC, ISP, and RLEC Customers

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 --


CORE NEWS FACTS

--  i3 Networks, a wholesale network provider and aggregator, offers its
    service provider customers all the benefits of having their own network
    facilities without the complexity and cost of implementing multiple
    solutions. i3 Networks currently provides a variety of solutions from
    unbundled network elements such as origination, termination, and E911 to
    complete solutions for VoIP or line-powered voice. i3's unique services
    include UNE-3®, Fractional Switch™ Programs, and VOICE3™.
--  A growing customer base and multiple services created many challenges
    for i3 to support a scalable and flexible network infrastructure for
    different types of operators. The company has deployed NexTone's
    Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX) to enable a single, unified solution,
    which addresses all market segments that i3 Networks services. NexTone's
    MSX provides session border control at i3's network edge and intelligent
    session routing in the network core, giving i3 the service-specific
    visibility to manage the technical complexity of VoIP and the quality of
    calls across its entire network.
--  The NexTone MSX has enabled i3 Networks to quickly deploy its VoIP
    services to a large group of IOC, ISP, and RLEC customers and offer more
    services at lower costs. The NexTone MSX has also enabled i3 Networks to
    offer new services such as SBC partitioning to allow multiple operators to
    carry services simultaneously, where each operates as a single switch
    owner. This flexibility allows i3's customers to quickly leverage i3's VoIP
    network of operators to build their business.
--  The NexTone MSX also protects i3's network border against Internet
    threats, such as Denial of Service (DOS). The NexTone MSX provides
    Firewall/NAT, NAT Traversal, and Outbound Proxy capabilities, which are
    essential for i3's diverse community of customers.
--  Additionally, NexTone's MSX is enabling i3 to offer Level(3) services
    to its customers through increased national and international reach using
    Level(3)'s IP network. The NexTone MSX provides i3 with the session control
    and intelligence required to handle both IP and PSTN originating and
    terminating traffic.
--  i3 Networks has also deployed NexTone's Real-time Session Manager
    (RSM) to provide a centralized point for service policy provisioning, with
    more detailed SLA reporting based on MOS and other captured SDR
    information. The NexTone RSM allows i3 to customize service performance for
    each subscriber.
    
COMMENTARY
--  Chris Reese, president, CEO, and founder, i3 Networks - "We chose
    NexTone's MSX because of its carrier-class capabilities to support VoIP
    services. NexTone gives i3 the flexibility we need to ensure service
    connectivity, quality, and security for our community of service provider
    customers. The MSX has also enabled us to add new services such as
    partitioned SBC and Level(3) services, which gives our customers increased
    time and cost savings because they only have to work with one vendor and
    are not constrained by huge investments in network equipment."
--  Dan Dearing, vice president of marketing, NexTone Communications - "i3
    Networks supports an expansive network of service provider customers that
    covers nearly 80% percent of the U.S.A. and these customers rely on i3 to
    keep them connected and provide quality VoIP services. NexTone's MSX
    enables i3's customers to take advantage of the new service and revenue
    opportunities of VoIP by leveraging a larger group of operators, without
    giving up control of their own networks."
    
MULTIMEDIA SUPPORT
--  NexTone Joins the Level 3 Communications (3) VoIP Technology Alliance
    http://www.nextone.com/go.php?page=press&pid=30
--  NexTone Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX)
    http://www.nextone.com/go.php?id=59
--  NexTone Real-time Session Manager (RSM)
    http://www.nextone.com/go.php?id=21
    
TECHNORATI/del.ici.ous TAGS

VoIP, VoIP peering, SIP trunking, ENUM, SBC, session management, service provider, QoS

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About i3 Networks

i3 Voice & Data Inc., d/b/a/ i3 Networks, is a Houston-based voice and data telecommunications company that specializes in helping competitive voice providers succeed in their chosen markets with lower capital and operating costs through managed services. For more information visit www.i3net.us.

About NexTone's IntelliConnect System

NexTone's IntelliConnect System™ provides IP networks with a comprehensive facility to manage all aspects of network interconnects for VoIP and IMS services, including dynamic policy management, service connectivity, and traffic management. The IntelliConnect System includes a range of edge devices: the NexTone SBC, a standalone Session Border Controller for securing bilateral interconnects; the NexTone MSX, a Multiprotocol Session Exchange platform for interconnecting SIP and H.323 networks; and the NexTone IMX, an IP Multimedia Exchange platform for interconnecting IP and IMS networks. All NexTone edge devices are centrally controlled by the NexTone Real-time Session Manager (RSM) in the network core. NexTone's service provider customers that use the IntelliConnect System carry over 50 percent of the world's long distance VoIP traffic.

About NexTone Communications

NexTone Communications® provides an intelligent session management system that gives service providers and other network operators seamless, secure, and scalable session connectivity between diverse IP and IMS networks. NexTone's IntelliConnect™ system provides intelligent IP interconnects that enable a common way for operators to exchange, secure, monitor, control, and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing through IP networks for instant connectivity and quality compatibility to rapidly add new revenue-generating services, including real-time data, video and interactive gaming, and fixed-mobile convergence. More than 500 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect system to accelerate revenue by continually managing technical complexities, optimizing business economics, and eliminating partnership hurdles. The company is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.nextone.com.

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Stephanie Gallagher
    Engage PR for NexTone
    Phone: +1.703.531.9771
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