Italtel and Partner GruppoINIT Innovate Network and Services of Tuscan Operator Terrecablate

Nov 01, 2012, 01:40 ET from ITALTEL S.p.A.

MILAN, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Italtel and the Channel Partner GruppoINIT have been awarded the tender for the innovation of network and services of Terrecablate, regional service provider based in Siena.

Italtel, a leading player in the development and integration of fixed and mobile networks for enterprises and service providers of any size, announces that it will deliver with GruppoINIT, the first system integrator certified as Italtel Channel Partner, the evolution of the network and the services of Tuscan carrier Terrecablate that offers broadband and ultra broadband services with high quality standards through its own telecommunications network to business and residential customers.

To meet the new communication needs of customers and offer new value-added services with a high "Quality of Experience", Terrecablate has launched a project for the improvement of its network and the enrichment of its service portfolio.

The project will be carried out by Italtel in close collaboration with GruppoINIT, partner for the delivery and support of Italtel solutions, that are designed to ensure service providers with high quality and optimization of investments and operating costs.

The new infrastructure will enable Terrecablate to offer Unified Communication services in the Cloud - a benefit for the competitiveness of business customers - and new value-added services for residential customers.

The operator will enhance the performance of the network and take advantage of a reduction of operating expenses by migrating smoothly from the current TDM technology platform towards a Next-Generation Network (NGN) architecture ready for the evolution to 3GPP IMS standards. It can also optimize interconnection with the networks of other operators, in TDM or IP-based technology.

"In a highly competitive market, our business goal today is to provide innovative services that meet our customers'  needs and to achieve significant savings on operating costs- said Bernardo Marzucchi, general Manager at Terrecablate. The solution proposed by Italtel and GruppoINIT meets both of these requirements. It is an important factor in the development of our business and that of our customers. Particular boost will be given to our top business customers bound with FTTH and FTTB direct connections".

"Italtel has always been committed to developing best-in-class products - said Federico Descalzo, Head of Smart Networks & Products at Italtel. Through the indirect channel model, we want to make available our distinctive technologies to the system integrators that become our qualified partners in Italy and abroad. Our aim is to contribute to the development of the networks of operators and corporations on a global scale. The success of the project with GruppoINIT for Terrecablate operator is a confirmation of the validity of this approach".

"GruppoINIT decided to invest in the partnership with Italtel in 2010, after 8 years of experience in the service provider market from which we are recognized as a VAR (Value-added reseller) thanks to our vertical NGIN (Next Generation Intelligent Network) solutions supplementing multivendor architectures. Italtel is an ideal vendor in terms of experience, range of products and solutions, innovation and competence - said Valter Luchini, CEO GruppoINIT. The trust in us from Terrecablate confirms and enhances the effectiveness of this partnership. We collect this challenge with the confidence to give our contribution of experience and innovation to achieve the objectives of Terrecablate".

The Italtel solution for IP interconnection of local Italian carriers is based on the software product NetMatch-S LE (certified for VMware™ virtualization environment). This was developed leveraging on Italtel experience in the construction and delivery in operation of IP interconnection proprietary products for leading Italian service providers since 2007.

GruppoINIT acts as prime contractor and system integrator of the overall project that includes customizing the Italtel solutions of "TDM Replacement", "IP-IP Interconnection" and "Virtual Unified Communication". These are based on Italtel products i-Lite MSS Virtual Switch (i-VLS) and NetMatch-S LE, on GruppoINITINFInIT platform (intelligent network services, billing and value-added services), and on Centile ISTRA platform (for IP Centrex services and other innovative Hosted Unified Communication services that are independent from terminal, connectivity and location of the user).

These solutions are designed for easy customization by Italtel certified Channel Partners for risk-free integration into the networks of local operators in the Italian and international markets.

The Italtel Group

Italtel designs, develops, implements solutions for NGN and NGS; Professional Services dedicated to the design and maintenance of networks; IT System Integration Services; Network Integration and migration activities. Italtel counts among its customers more than 40 of the world's top TLC Operators and SPs. In Italy Italtel is also reference partner of Enterprises and Public Sector for the deployment of IP Next-Generation Networks and for the development of multimedia convergent services for their customers. Italtel is present in 25 countries including France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Argentina, Brazil.