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Danawa Resources Enticed for integrated session control, applications, billing

Stratus Technologies has been commissioned by Danawa Resources, a broadband service provider operating in Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia, to deploy its Stratus Entice E-REV telecoms platform to expand into residential, enterprise and wholesale VoIP-based phone service throughout its coverage area. The installation marks the first multi-country Entice deployment in South-east Asia as well as highlighting the use of Entice to enable an ISP to leverage its existing Internet infrastructure to add VoIP offerings. Danawa operates under the Danawa name in Malaysia, ClickNet in Cambodia and PrimeNet in Indonesia.

Danawa selected Entice E-REV as its services deployment platform because of a need to provide session control, customer billing and value-added applications such as unified messaging and prepaid/postpaid services in a single solution, eliminating the need to license and integrate components from multiple vendors. Deployment went live in June with a superswitch located in Singapore controlling satellite switches in each of Danawa's three serviced countries. The implementation - completed in less than a month - uses Stratus' ftServer continuous availability hardware in conjunction with Dell 2950 dual-core servers to achieve fault tolerance. Stratus' ftServer family offers 99.9999% uptime with a proprietary architecture that eliminates clustering by providing two-server redundancy in a single housing.

"The countries where we offer broadband service have an underdeveloped telecom infrastructure with very expensive international calling, so it was logical for us to diversify into phone service by piggybacking VoIP on top of our existing broadband backbone," said Peter Chew, Danawa's Chief Technical Officer. "Stratus...fulfilled our key requirements: a cost-effective one-platform architecture, rapid deployment, and a central point of control for all three countries."

In addition to providing ISP and voice services in Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia, Danawa Resources owns and operates citywide WiFi broadband and intercity fibre links in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. The company is a subsidiary of Mitzmara ICT Technologies Group, a Malaysia-based multinational provider of wireless broadband Internet access services and a wide variety of IT sales and support services.

Stratus Technologies, Inc. provides VoIP and converged service solutions for telecommunications service providers. Its solutions are installed in 14 out of the world's 20 largest carriers. Stratus has 28 years of expertise in server and services technology.

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