Albtelecom contracts Verscom for IP and NGN kit

3 Jun 2009

US-based equipment vendor Verscom has secured a contract with Albania fixed line incumbent Albtelecom, for the ongoing integration of CLASS-5 and CLASS-4 softswitch solutions to the core of its voice network. The deal is part of Albtelecom’s final phase of next-generation network transformation, which will include replacement of its TDM-based legacy international voice interconnect infrastructure. ‘We had been looking for a strategic partner that offers the best, most profitable infrastructure solutions to offer IP voice interconnects to the wholesale market as quickly and efficiently as possible while providing the highest levels of quality and security,’ said Haluk Unal, Albtelecom’s vice general director. ‘Outsourcing was our strategy of choice and after a comprehensive due diligence process we selected Verscom as our long term partner. Verscom not only operate a robust, carrier-grade network offering scalability, security and flexibility for us but they also understand the market we were entering in.’

Albania, ALBtelecom