National monopoly fixed line operator Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO) has picked Cataleya, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Epsilon Global Communications group, to provide it with a turnkey solution for interconnection, billing, and session and application management as the telco looks to migrate from a legacy TDM platform to IP-based infrastructure. Under the modernisation, LIBTELCO hopes to be able to deliver IP-based services including voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) telephony, cloud communications and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), the vendor said, marking a major step forward for the communications market in the West African nation.
In a press release, Cataleya confirmed the selection of its Orchid One session and application manager under the network modernisation, the first phase of which ‘will enable the delivery of both domestic and international VoIP services to local enterprises and government and allow international calling from fixed line phones for the first time in Liberia’. Going forward, the vendor says that in Phase 2, it will support the delivery of UCaaS to Liberia’s growing market for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). ‘We are supporting the modernisation of Liberia’s communications infrastructure with a complete solution that is accelerating the adoption of IP services. Whether it is international VoIP calling or cloud communications, this is a major step forward for Liberia and will fast-track growth in local businesses, start-ups, and technological innovation in West Africa,’ said Cateleya chief executive officer Andreas Hipp. Phase 1 of LIBTELCO’s network modernisation will be carried out over the next twelve months.