SOURCE: NexTone Communications

October 25, 2006 04:00 ET

Tiscali International Network Deploys NexTone's Multiprotocol Session Exchange for VoIP Carrier Service

NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System Simplifies VoIP Network Operations

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


--  The Tiscali International Network (TINet), the carrier arm of the
    Tiscali Group, has chosen NexTone's Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX) to
    deliver high-quality VoIP, VoIP VPN, and VoIP peering services to wholesale
    market carriers and xSPs in Europe, North America, and Asia.
--  The NexTone 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. NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System provides TINet
    with a simplified carrier class solution to manage all aspects of its VoIP
    network interconnects for real-time services and applications, including
    interconnect security, service connectivity, multi-vendor interoperability,
    and traffic management.
--  With NexTone's MSX, TINet is improving the quality and efficiency of
    its existing ILD (International Long Distance) VoIP service.  Quality,
    especially of the VoIP service provided, is a key focus for TINet.
    NexTone's ability to flexibly adjust TINet's VoIP call flows to increase
    service quality is a key advantage in the wholesale VoIP space, where voice
    quality is unpredictable and difficult to monitor.
--  Due to the technical and operational limitations of its previous
    wholesale VoIP infrastructure, TINet implemented NexTone's MSX to act as
    its central VoIP call routing platform. TINet chose the NexTone solution
    based on its sophisticated call routing intelligence, granular level of
    control over VoIP traffic and business, and the flexible and easy to manage
--  The NexTone MSX also offers flexibility and scalability while ensuring
    consistent service quality, protection, and security within TINet.
    NexTone's SIP and H.323 signaling intelligence adapts session signaling at
    the network edge and enables TINet to successfully interconnect to any
    fixed or mobile IP network. Advanced session border controller (SBC)
    capabilities protect TINet from traditional Internet threats such as Denial
    of Service (DoS) attacks, while also providing access control, private-to-
    public IP network address translation (NAT), topology hiding, route
    enforcement, and the regulation of bandwidth consumption between networks.
--  Since deploying NexTone's MSX, TINet has seen a dramatic increase in
    its voice traffic without an increase in OpEx, has been able to sell tiered
    quality services as opposed to one flat rate product, and has improved its
    efficiency and margins by focusing its business on more efficient routes.
--  Maurizio Binello, COO, Tiscali International Network - "As a company,
    we are committed to providing the best VoIP quality.  After evaluating
    several other vendors in the space, NexTone proved that it is focused on
    helping carriers build manageable, scalable and high quality VoIP networks.
    A primary reason we chose NexTone was because of the degree of control it
    provided us over VoIP session quality.  In addition, NexTone's
    comprehensive platform was manageable and flexible enough to address the
    many complexities of interconnecting VoIP networks."
--  Dan Dearing, VP of marketing, NexTone - "Tiscali International Network
    understands that NexTone provides service providers with a degree of
    control over VoIP session quality that is unmatched.  In addition,
    NexTone's IntelliConnect System offers the combination of a session border
    controller with a policy-based VoIP call routing engine in an adaptable all-
    in-one platform. This unified approach makes the NexTone MSX both more
    flexible and easier to manage than typical piece-meal VoIP solutions
    currently present in the industry."

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About Tiscali International Network

Tiscali International Network (TINet) is the carrier arm of Tiscali Group, fully owned by Tiscali S.p.A. TINet focuses on delivering leading IP Transit, MPLS, Remote Peering and Voice services to the wholesale market of Carriers and xSPs in Europe, North America and Asia. It also offers a network monitoring outsourcing solution to Service Providers looking for a high standard of 24x7 monitoring for their network and services. Since 1998, Tiscali International Network has been operating a tier-1 IP/MPLS network covering 17 countries in Europe, North America and Asia and today's largest European VoIP network.

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

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