, a leader in international long distance, VoIP, and prepaid calling cards, announced that Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
, the national carrier of Pakistan, has interconnected with The iBasis Network for international VoIP services. The interconnection enables PTCL to route international voice traffic over The iBasis Network, the leading global VoIP network, as well as complete calls for iBasis over its extensive network in Pakistan.
PTCL has taken advantage of the iBasis DirectVoIP interoperability solution to implement a direct IP connection between its Huawei IP Backbone infrastructure and iBasis' global VoIP network, which comprises direct routes to more than 100 countries. Huawei is one of many iBasis DirectVoIP Certified equipment providers, which simplified the process of interconnecting the PTCL infrastructure to iBasis' Cisco Powered network.
With the encouragement of the Pakistani government, PTCL is continuing its technology leadership by moving forward with VoIP. Through the interconnection with iBasis, PTCL is helping Pakistani people at home and abroad benefit from the lower costs of VoIP while receiving toll-quality international service. iBasis is benefiting from PTCL's extensive resources in the country and gaining greater capacity, quality, and cost efficiency for its traffic to Pakistan.
"PTCL is an innovative incumbent carrier embracing the benefits of VoIP to enhance the Pakistan's communications capabilities," said Ofer Gneezy, president and CEO of iBasis. "We look forward to helping them to expand their VoIP services even while we leverage this relationship to grow our traffic to Pakistan."