Romania’s dominant wireline operator, RomTelecom, has contracted Cisco to deploy a new internet protocol next generation network (IP NGN) based on Cisco’s CRS-1 Carrier Routing System. The new infrastructure is part of RomTelecom’s strategy to expand its broadband coverage and enhance service capability. Yorgos Ioannidis, chief executive officer of RomTelecom, said: ‘This is a turning point in the evolution of telecommunications in the region. Faced with today’s complex market challenges, RomTelecom needs to focus on three fundamental objectives: more services, better efficiencies and greater control. To achieve these objectives we need to build a longer-lasting and more economical infrastructure that will support existing services and can evolve to provide a wide range of new, more personalised services over time.’
Separately, RomTelecom has selected equipment from Subex Ltd to form the core of a new Revenue Operations Centre (ROC), which will help reduce the risk of financial loss from revenue leakage, fraud or bad debts.