, NexTone Communications
and Pactolus Communications Software Corporation
announced that LatiNode, a rapidly growing global facilities-based VoIP service provider, is successfully leveraging their integrated solutions to achieve unprecedented service turn-up in terms of speed, simplicity, security and economy via SIP peering.
This comprehensive solution enables LatiNode to rapidly and economically expand trans-nationally, and attract new distribution partners and retail customers with compelling voice over broadband (VoBB), prepaid calling card and conferencing services that are built on an IP core network, without reliance on costly TDM circuit-switches and facilities. LatiNode's efficient and economical SIP peering strategy is pivotal to its ability to help extend its international voice services access and affordability boundaries. Pactolus' RapidFLEX Service Creation Environment and SIPware Services enables the launch of new subscriber services while NexTone's IntelliConnect System provides intelligent IP and IMS network interconnects to Cantata's IMG 1010 integrated media and signaling gateway to expand LatiNode's services reach throughout the Americas, and Europe.
Jorge Granados, CEO and Founder of LatiNode, notes: "Cantata, Pactolus and NexTone form a uniquely comprehensive, simple and scalable service delivery solution. They are strategic partners in driving our triple-digit millions-of-minutes growth, and they share our mission of enabling LatiNode to expand telecom accessibility, usability and affordability among Hispanic and other communities around the world."
By more closely aligning the economics and highest quality potentials of VoBB-based capabilities of telecom services with the growing needs of cross-border enterprises and social networks, LatiNode has rapidly grown and as of 2005, supports over three percent of the world's VoIP traffic, generating over 200 million SIP-based IP voice services minutes per month. Customer-driven features allowing clients to manage their account from any country, providing foreign phone numbers where customers can be reached wherever they connect to the internet, supporting callers with real-time translation services, and allowing subscribers using the internet to set up the service and account requirements, including the processing of their invoices and payments in multiple currencies, regularly attract new distribution partners and subscribers.
VoIP peering allows facilities-based carriers such as LatiNode to implement IP customer and peer interconnects, while rapidly turning up new services and accelerating revenue recognition. The comprehensive SIP Peering and SIP voice services architecture enabled by Cantata, NexTone and Pactolus provides powerful service differentiation, and sharply reduces the carrier CAPEX and OPEX required to deliver voice services. This network approach simplifies the IP core network interfaces and service architecture, and reduces the cost of interconnecting with the PSTN for VoBB direct inward dial (DIDs) of LatiNode's CrossFone branded services. This SIP peering architecture with localized media gateways can reduce service interconnection costs by as much as 80 percent, depending on network interconnect capacities; it enables new service providers to rapidly and economically enter the market and fuels LatiNode's expansion.
"The success and scalability of LatiNode's business model is a testament to the best-of-breed network implementation that can be achieved with the right set of IP network components," said Pactolus' CEO Paul Blondin. "With the joint cooperation of LatiNode, NexTone, and Cantata, the industry is seeing how revenue generating next generation networks are getting built today. This approach enables LatiNode to react quickly to embrace economical long distance rates, reach new geographic markets and targeted user communities, while creating a future proof network that will continue to adapt."