Global Crossing Strengthens Leadership in Managing International Voice Services with Telarix's Offer Management Service (OMS)

Dec 18, 2003, 00:00 ET from Telarix, Inc.

    VIENNA, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Telarix, Inc., formerly known as
 Emerging Technologies Group, today announced the commercial availability of
 its new Offer Management Service (OMS), a completely outsourced solution that
 effectively manages international voice rate offers.  Telarix recently
 concluded a successful beta test of the new international rating service with
 Global Crossing.
     International carriers face major challenges due to a lack of dial code
 standardization and the rapid proliferation of fixed and mobile termination
 numbers.  Telarix's OMS mitigates potential business risk, normalizing,
 loading and analyzing vendor offers, which are received daily in various
 formats and typically contain a significant number of international dial codes
 and rates.  Telarix's OMS can make new rates available for routing
 consideration within minutes of receiving an offer.
     "Telarix's innovative solution has automated a previously labor-intensive
 task that enables Global Crossing to efficiently expand its international
 voice services," said Frank de Bloois, vice president, global voice carrier
 management at Global Crossing.  "The result has been consistent, accurate and
 rapid offer processing, which enables us to offer our customers timely market
 based pricing for their international voice requirements."
     Telarix's intelligent OMS delivers highly accurate and analyzed cost
 rates.  Inconsistent or inaccurate vendor offer information is identified,
 extracted and returned for correction.  This drives the quality of the
 information received from vendors and eliminates ambiguous data from offers
 that may lead to disputes and cost overruns if not detected.
     "A major challenge for carriers today is the need to validate the accuracy
 of huge amounts of low value data to find the one or two dial code
 discrepancies that pose a major risk in a pile of 20,000 new rates.  OMS helps
 minimize the potential risk of inaccuracies that can occur in the manual
 management of dial code offers -- all with different formats and different
 ways of identifying international destinations," stated Shawn Zargham, chief
 technology officer at Telarix.  "Global Crossing is always looking for ways to
 push the envelope of best practices when it comes to managing their
 interconnect business and we are all excited about the significant
 efficiencies OMS has helped them achieve."
     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 for more information.
     About Global Crossing
     Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world's
 first integrated global IP-based network.  Its core network connects more than
 200 cities and 27 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 500
 major cities, 50 countries and 5 continents around the globe.  The company's
 global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the
 network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
     Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's
 enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners
 worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business
 applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive.  The company offers a full range
 of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service,
 Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to more
 than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators
 and ISPs.
     Please visit for more information about Global
     CONTACT:  Lisa Throckmorton of SheaHedges Group, +1-703-287-7803, or, for Telarix, Inc.; or Lyn Chamness of Telarix,
 Inc., +1-703-564-9622, or

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