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
"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.
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.
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.
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
SOURCE Telarix, Inc.