Telstra has upgraded and enhanced its wholesale and retail TDM and IP voice network in response to the company’s growth throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and the America, tapping offerings from Metaswitch Networks.
Telstra’s Global Enterprise and Services (GES) business provides telecommunications services and solutions to carriers and multinational enterprises globally, and facilitates access to more than 2,000 points of presence (PoPs) in 230 countries and territories.
“Global interexchange operators are working in a competitive peering marketplace where quality and reliability cannot be compromised,” said Ben Miller, SVP of international sales at Metaswitch Networks. “Successful network operators, like Telstra, understand that Metaswitch, a network software provider, can enhance their networks and give them a competitive edge, while laying the foundation for a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future.”
Darrin Webb, Telstra’s chief operating officer for GES, added, “As an operator, quality is of utmost importance to us and we are always looking at ways to grow and improve our capabilities. Our focus was not just about replacing the nuts and bolts of our TDM and IP switches, but importantly building a future-proofed, multimedia distribution network that will initially route our international voice services and soon, will be expanded to include exciting new communication applications.
“By working with best-of-breed suppliers like Metaswitch, we continue to transform our service for the better, empowering businesses to increase their footprint around the world,” Webb concluded.
Metaswitch completed the cutover of Telstra’s international voice network at the end of 2014, six months after the contract was signed. During the project, Metaswitch replaced TDM network elements with IP interconnect solutions in Sydney, Hong Kong, London and New Jersey.
Metaswitch products now used in the network include the MetaSphere Call Feature Server (CFS), the Metaswitch Universal Media Gateway and Perimeta Session Border Controller.