KDDI Implements Telarix's iXTools Solution for Global Interconnect Optimization
Asian Tier-1 Carrier Gains Value With Rapidly Accessible
Business Intelligence and Network Data
VIENNA, Va. and HONOLULU, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Telarix, Inc., the leading innovator of Interconnect Business Optimization solutions, today announced the successful implementation of its iXTools software platform at KDDI Corporation, one of Japan's largest telecommunications carriers. KDDI selected iXTools to help the company streamline its interconnect business and automate KDDI's routing and dial digit management processes while enhancing the operational efficiency of its global network. KDDI uses iXTools to support its dial-code management procedures. Traditionally, interconnect carriers conduct business by exchanging rates to terminate calls in specific geographic locations based on the dial-codes used to reach those locations. Because no single standard for international numbering plans exists, each carrier has had to create its own internal dial- codes for the thousands of geographic locations around the world. Today's carriers typically have partnerships with between 40 to 100 different carriers, making management of the dial-codes for each partner's traffic, and the related rates to exchange calls through those partner networks, a highly complex task. Telarix's iXTools is helping KDDI to automate and streamline its routing processes by providing current and accurate information on network costs, revenues, pricing and billing for every call. The implementation of Telarix's iXTools is also helping KDDI's network managers better track monthly traffic on their network, which allows KDDI to more accurately estimate end-of-month invoices and inter-carrier payments. Telarix's software solution provides detailed data that enables KDDI to manage invoice reconciliations should they arise. With increased visibility into its network and a precise accounting of each call on its network, KDDI's business and operations managers can ensure that margins are optimized through operational efficiency and accuracy. "The technology behind iXTools offers a powerful solution with a high degree of functionality and a user-friendly interface," said Yasuyuki Koide, director and general manager of KDDI's carrier business department. "Telarix's iXTools allows us to make intelligent business decisions based on near real-time data from our network. The fact that this project was completed on time, within budget and without disruption to normal operations is a testament to the expertise and cooperation of the Telarix and KDDI teams and this high-quality software solution." "Carriers need accurate data to help them better plan and execute their interconnect businesses," explained Amir Yazdanpanah, CEO of Telarix. "The success of this implementation was made possible by the dedication and true partnership spirit of both teams. Telarix looks forward to continued cooperation with KDDI to provide solutions that further impact its bottom line." About Telarix Telarix, Inc., the leading innovator in Interconnect Business Optimization (IBO) software solutions, 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 http://www.telarix.com for more information. About KDDI Corporation KDDI Corporation (http://www.kddi.com/english) is the only single company in Japan that can provide full-service telecommunications and answer all customer needs from fixed-line to mobile telecommunications as well as comprehensive Internet services. Taking full advantage of the integrated strengths, the company realizes the convergence of Mobile and the Internet to create a highly advanced telecommunications environment and provide customers with unsurpassed service. KDDI restarted with the merger of DDI, KDD and IDO on October 1, 2000 to combine the cumulative business resources of three companies that include not only extensive achievements in the fields of domestic, international and mobile communications, but also world-renowned R&D capabilities and a cutting-edge infrastructure realized by an optical-fiber network.
SOURCE Telarix, Inc.
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