SOURCE: NexTone Communications

October 25, 2006 04:00 ET

Milan Internet Exchange Deploys NexTone MSX for VoIP Interconnect

Public Interconnection Site Uses NexTone to Extend High-Quality VoIP Services Across ISP Members

ROME -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2006 --VON ITALY 2006 --

CORE NEWS FACTS

--  The Milan Internet eXchange (MIX), the primary Internet exchange point
    in Italy, has chosen NexTone's Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX) to
    enable Italian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to offer Voice over IP
    (VoIP) services.  MIX is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote
    the development and use of the Internet in Italy by improving the
    interconnection between different ISPs operating in the country and abroad.
    
--  As a key component of NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System, the MSX
    works with NexTone's Real-Time Session Manager (RSM) to provide MIX with
    the visibility and intelligence to exchange, optimize, secure, and bill for
    voice sessions (or calls) flowing through its interconnections.  The MSX is
    designed to interconnect SIP and H.323 networks, which are the primary
    protocols used by networks capable of carrying VoIP and multimedia traffic,
    such as video and instant messaging.
    
--  In addition to enabling MIX to quickly introduce its new VoIP
    interconnection service, NexTone's technology also ensures consistent VoIP
    quality of service for all ISPs who interconnect through the MIX site.
    
--  MIX chose the NexTone solution after an extensive evaluation of
    session border control (SBC) products, and a six-month trial deployment.
    MIX selected NexTone based on the flexibility of its solution, its support
    for secure partitioning between ISP networks, and its ability to ensure
    service quality end to end.
    
--  Industry analyst group Infonetics Research projected that the SBC
    market will grow from $86 million in 2005 to $613 million in 2009, and
    worldwide service provider revenues for VoIP and IMS equipment will more
    than double between 2005 and 2009, from $2.5 billion to $5.8 billion.
    
COMMENTARY
--  Valeria Rossi, director of MIX - "With the development of a scalable
    and neutral VoIP platform in a consolidated interconnection environment
    like MIX is, MIX takes a concrete step towards making the harmonization and
    interoperability of VoIP technically feasible.  NexTone's comprehensive
    IntelliConnect system will allow MIX to quickly offer new, high-quality
    VoIP services and extend these services to all of our Members."
--  Dan Dearing, vice president of marketing, NexTone Communications -
    "NexTone's global success is fueled by the rapid adoption of inter-carrier
    VoIP peering and interconnection, which allows its customers to route
    traditional voice minutes over IP--a significant advantage to deploy VoIP
    efficiently and cost effectively.  NexTone's technology also provides its
    customers with policy management and enforcement capabilities to ensure
    guaranteed service delivery, geographic service redundancy, and overall
    network performance within their interconnect environment."
    
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KEYWORDS: NexTone, Milan Internet Exchange, VoIP peering, session management, service provider, intelligent interconnects, VoIP interconnects, session border controller

About MIX

MIX is the primary Internet exchange point in Italy. Established in the year 2000 in Milan, MIX now counts 60 ISPs exchanging more than 20 Gbps of IP peering traffic and 25 operators making available more than 150 Gbps of national and international connectivity to its premises.

Counting among its shareholders all the major Italian ISPs, MIX represents a key player in the Italian telecommunication scenario and a primary hub of the Italian Internet topology. For more information, visit http://www.mix-it.net.

About NexTone Communications

NexTone Communications develops intelligent session management and interconnect systems for service providers who want to rapidly expand their reach and accelerate VoIP and multimedia revenues. NexTone's IntelliConnect System provides service providers with visibility and intelligence to exchange, optimize, secure, and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing across diverse IP and IMS network boundaries. More than 500 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect System to manage technical complexities, optimize business economics, and remove partnership hurdles. NexTone is a recipient of the Maryland Technology Champions Awards for 2006. The company ranks number one in Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 50 Program for Maryland, and is one of the Top 50 companies for Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America. NexTone is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.nextone.com

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