ViaSat Satellite VoIP System Selected by Grupo TVSA Argentina Service providers can expand to triple play services
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is supplying its Edge Access Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) system to Grupo TVSA of Argentina, enabling the CATV and broadband Internet provider to offer triple play services. The ViaSat softswitch communication system delivers end-to-end, enhanced satellite VoIP networking for broadband, enterprise managed services, wholesale services, peering, and hosted applications.
ViaSat is also integrating a back office application for administration, provisioning, and billing from IPVision called SIMA into the Grupo TVSA network.
The combination will enable Grupo TVSA to launch services in cooperation with three national subsidiaries: Teledifusora S.A. (Rosario City), Megavision Santiago S.A. (Santiago del Estero City), Decoteve S.A. (Salta City). The project involves deploying phone services on more than 15,000 lines, including SS7 protocols for interconnecting with telephony incumbents in the region.
"Because our network infrastructure stretches across a vast territory, we need IP-based provisioning and billing that is scalable and cost-effective," said Alfredo Argiz, General Director, Grupo TVSA. "After a thorough evaluation of leading softswitch systems, we selected ViaSat because they are providing the combination of a leading softswitch with an integrated back office system, as well as local support and expertise. Now we can offer carrier-class telephony to our broadband users."
"Our system integrated easily with Grupo TVSA infrastructure and is adding value and support to the company's growth plans," said Sergio Lastra, ViaSat sales manager for Latin America. "In addition, we thank IPVision for its work and support on this project."
"Our strategic cooperation with ViaSat has allowed us to provide joint customers with a carrier-class system that is completely integrated with billing and back office applications. We expect the cable market in Argentina to follow this strategy and launch triple play services using our technology," said Ivan Alizade, CEO of IPVision S.A.
About IPVision (www.ipvision.com.ar.)
IPVision is an Argentine company offering high-quality, readily-available next generation solutions for voice/video over IP applications, providing turn-key systems and added-value support. IPVision produces several back office components highly important to produce revenue-generating applications on VoIP networks.
With over 10 years of VoIP expertise, IPVision's qualified engineering team can provide implementation, consultancy and support of new IP video/telephony.
About Grupo TVSA (www.tv-sa.com.ar)
Grupo TVSA is a group that owns three cable operations in Argentina located in Rosario, Salta, and Santiago del Estero, it also provides consulting services to companies linked to the telecommunications industry and the media in Argentina.
TVSA is a national company directed by a home grown management team that participates in several areas of the communications industry such as press papers, cable television, Internet service and radio among others. The firm manages a wide range of national communication media as well as companies related to the telecommunications industry.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and offers high-speed Ka-band satellite broadband services under the WildBlue brand. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
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