VIENNA, Va., and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Telarix, Inc., formerly known as Emerging Technologies Group, today announced the second signed contract for iXTools, a web-based interconnect traffic management solution, with Embratel Participacoes S.A. (NYSE: EMT) (BOVESPA: EBTP3; EBTP4), Brazil's premium communications provider and the national leader in data and Internet services. As Embratel expands its scope of services and geographic reach, this next-generation deployment of iXTools will support the company's continued focus on interconnect operational efficiencies. The new version will deliver enhanced visibility in managing local-to-local services and provide increased flexibility in handling special interconnection agreements. "We have been very pleased with the work that Telarix has performed for Embratel this past year. iXTools' powerful rating and business intelligence platform allows us to more accurately manage our interconnection settlements and optimize our network," said Carlos Eduardo Vieira, Telco-Finance Director of Embratel. "This next phase of our revenue and cost control solution and the functionality we are able to leverage from iXTools will help ensure our continuing market leadership." Last year's initial deployment of iXTools provided Embratel with an innovative web-enabled telecommunications cost management solution for the domestic long-distance network. The most recent version of the iXTools solution will continue to give Embratel near real-time control over the originating and terminating costs of traffic carried over their domestic long- distance, as well as the expanding local network. "We're very excited to deliver our next-generation of software to help Embratel support their rapid growth and manage their interconnection revenues and access costs," said Hormoz Hekmat, Executive Vice President of Telarix. About Telarix Telarix, Inc. delivers the leading Interconnect Business Optimization (IBO) software solution, which gives telecommunications companies the ability to easily manage costs and drive profitability on their interconnect traffic. Telarix's innovative platform, iXTools, maximizes carrier profitability by leveraging operational intelligence to enable real-time business decisions. The company's web-based tools analyze and report on traffic, rates, and destinations almost as quickly as the calls move across the global network. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Vienna, VA. Please visit www.telarix.com for more information. About Embratel Embratel is the premium telecommunications provider in Brazil and offers an ample variety of telecom services -- local and long distance telephony, advanced voice, high-speed data transmission, Internet, satellite data communications, and corporate networks. The company is a leader in the country for data services and Internet, and is highly qualified to be an all-distance network carrier in Latin America. Embratel's network spreads countrywide, with almost 29 thousand kms of optic cables, which represents about one million and sixty-nine thousand km of fiber optics. CONTACTS: Telarix, Inc. Embratel Participacoes S.A. Lyn Chamness Helena Duncan Corporate Communications Public Relations Phone: +1-703-564-9622 tel: +55-21-2121-3653 Fax: +1-703-448-5531 fax: +55-21-2121-8010 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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