Thomson’s VoIP platform to service up to 200,000 new German subscribers on cable, DSL and TDM networks
Thomson has announced that G-FIT, a German telephony services provider, has selected Thomson’s Cirpack VoIP platform to enable the launch of voice services initially by three city and regional carriers in south Germany, with two more to follow shortly.
The first three carriers, R-KOM, komro and SWU Telenet, currently offer different sets of services such as cable TV, DSL Internet and traditional TDM telephony. Using G-FIT’s Cirpack softswitch, they will now be able to offer primary line telephony over broadband.
Jean-Pierre Dumolard, General Manager of Thomson’s Network Intelligence Solutions commented “Germany’s system of regional operators using different types of networks (cable, legacy TDM, DSL, fibre, etc) makes our Cirpack voice switching solutions very attractive to this market as we are fully interoperable with all types of local loop technologies. Thomson’s Cirpack voice platform is now in place with a dozen operators in regions all over Germany and represents the ideal first step towards deploying Thomson’s comprehensive Triple Play solution for IPTV”.
G-FIT needed a voice solution which could be added seamlessly and which would be completely interoperable with each of their carrier customer’s solutions, as each owns and operates different types of network infrastructures.
Alfred Rauscher CEO of G-FIT commented “We choose Thomson’s Cirpack platforms as they offer exactly the range of features and protocols that are required to realize next-generation-network services in our multi-regional multi-technological network. We will switch our existing voice customers to the Cirpack platform very quickly and leverage its extensive feature set to launch a new hosted PBX-service in autumn.
"The experience of Thomson and our integrator Quante-Netzwerke in migration from TDM- to NGN-environment are a guarantee for our success. A lot of city and regional carriers are in contact with us to subscribe to this service. But this is just the beginning as we are already planning to expand our traditional TV offering with new IPTV services.”
Thomson’s Cirpack gateway technology will connect G-FIT’s infrastructure with Deutsche Telekom using SS7 and with other international carriers using SIP. It will also operate legacy TDM-based business and residential voice services such as ISDN telephony. The entire solution will provide legal intercept and local number portability to TDM subscribers as well as to cable and DSL users.