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Jamii Telecommunications selects Veraz softswitch solution

East African company Jamii Telecommunications is enabling global carriers to deliver services to and from East Africa with Veraz Networks’ softswitch solution. JTL now no longer has to rely on other local providers...

Veraz has announced that East African communications company Jamii Telecommunications Limited (JTL) will be enabling global carriers to deliver top-of-the-range services to and from East Africa with Veraz Networks’ softswitch solution. By using Veraz’s ControlSwitch, JTL says it can now cost-efficiently manage and optimise its network traffic without having to rely on other providers in Africa.
 Working with Adwest, an integrated systems and solutions provider in East Africa and based in Nairobi, Veraz is providing JTL with an advanced voice services infrastructure with centralised management and support for both TDM and IP applications. The Veraz ControlSwitch solution enables Class 4 switching capabilities, plus control over signaling and transport between central offices of any mix of JTL’s TDM and IP-based traffic. This system enables global carriers to deliver top of the range services to and from East Africa through JTL (many East African operators have also deployed Veraz’s I-Gate 4000 family of media gateways for international interconnection, enabling easy interconnection for JTL). 
“We have an established relationship with Veraz, having already successfully deployed its I-Gate 4000 family of media gateways, and we are excited to expand our relationship with the company by installing its ControlSwitch platform,” said C K Joshua, CEO/Chairman of JT. “Our ControlSwitch solution will allow us to cost-efficiently manage and control our network traffic in line with our business strategy for regional carrier traffic aggregation and supply globally. By working with Veraz, and better controlling our network, it will help us provide our customers with the highest quality of service.”
 “The ability to independently manage its own traffic and deliver Class 4 services is important to a regional operator like JTL,” said Daniel Skinazy, Veraz Vice-President Sales, EMEA. “...we are now demonstrating to operators how they can leverage their bandwidth optimisation solutions and further reduce OPEX by introducing switching capability for cost-effective routing and management of their traffic.”
 * JTL is licensed by the Communications Commission of Kenya as an operator under the new Unified Licensing Framework. It offers data communications services to operators, corporate clients, media houses and governments in East Africa using terrestrial fibre-optic network, satellite and broadband wireless networks (WiMAX). JTL has deployed next-generation metro fibre networks in Nairobi and Mombasa based on DWDM/SDH with a backbone capacity of 400Gb/s. JTL has also invested in the East African Marine System (TEAMS) that will link Mombasa to Fujairah in the UAE which ultimately links Kenya to global broadband submarine cable systems.
  ** Veraz Networks provides application, control, and bandwidth optimisation products that enable evolution to the Multimedia Generation Network (MGN). Wireline and wireless service providers in more than 60 countries have deployed products from the Veraz MGN portfolio, which includes the ControlSwitch, Network-adaptive Border Controller, I-Gate 4000 Media Gateways, I-Gate 4000 Session Bandwidth Optimizer, I-Gate 4000 SIP Gateway, VerazView Management System, and a set of pre-packaged applications. 
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