European Competitive Telecommunications Association

17 Jul

Singapore -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- July 17, 2006 - VSNL Singapore Pte Ltd. ("VSNL International"), the international arm of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (NYSE: VSL) operating in key global business hubs and offering a comprehensive suite of communications solutions for enterprises and carriers, announces today the launch of its new Singapore IP PoP (Point of Presence) at the Equinix Internet exchange center. This IP PoP expansion brings VSNL International's total number of global IP PoPs to 270, with 200 Points of Presence in India alone and an additional 70 in more than 44 cities around the world.

"This launch is the first initiative of a larger strategic plan to expand VSNL International's IP footprint and local presence in the Asian marketplace," comments Vinod Kumar, President, VSNL International. "We are committed to serving our Asian customers' increased demand for high speed dedicated access to a premium quality, truly global IP network."

30 Jun

Munich, 30th June 2006 - The European Computer Telecoms Group (ECT) has concluded a contract with Belgium's leading fixed-line carrier. Following a worldwide tender, the carrier chose to implement its new intelligent network service using ECTA's INtellECT Service Control Points, and to launch a bespoke solution for network-based call centres using ECTA's effECTive® Service Number Suite.

Virtually all suppliers of network-based call centre services based on intelligent network architecture were invited to participate in this tender. This was probably one of the most important contracts for intelligent networks services in Europe in 2005, said Dr. Marshall E. Kavesh, CEO and co-founder of ECT. This highly discriminating and well-known carrier rated our proposal the best across the board, attesting to our ability to provide state-ofthe-art technology and a bespoke solution to fit exactly the needs of business customers.

28 Jun


Proof of success will be in reducing incumbent dominance

Brussels, 28 June 2006 - The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) today welcomed Commissioner Reding's proposal to strengthen competition in the telecoms sector. In particular, ECTA welcomed the debates on separating incumbents infrastructure and services businesses and on broadening the availability of radio spectrum. However, ECTA cautioned that the proposals to reduce regulation in the retail sector before competition is sustainable could back-fire.

19 Jun

London/Atlanta, 19 June, 2006 - Commitment to excellence over the past year has earned Intec Telecom Systems (LSE: ITL) recognition as an outstanding supplier to AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), one of the world's leading data, voice, wireless and Internet services providers.

We are proud of our long-standing tradition of providing unparalleled products and services to our business and residential customers, said Maureen Merkle, President, AT&T Procurement. We're successful on that front in large part thanks to supplier partners like Intec Telecom Systems that consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.

15 Jun

Fully convergent, modular settlement system design delivers enhanced productivity, audit compliance, lowered total cost of ownership and increased revenue potential

London, June 15, 2006 Intec, a global provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks, has launched the latest version of Intec Interconnect (previously known as InterconnecT), the world's leading convergent rating, billing and settlement solution.

14 Jun


New member states slow in applying broadband access measures to support competition

New member states, which have yet to apply effective access measures, are falling behind in broadband adoption creating a two-speed Europe, the latest Broadband Scorecard shows. ECTA's quarterly report, which tracks broadband competition and take-up across the EU, finds that in January 2006 broadband take-up was just 2.4% in Slovakia and 2.6% in Poland compared with 13.3% in Estonia and 12.8% in Malta the highest performing of the new member states.

14 Jun

Transforms your PC into a virtual telephone, fax machine and answer phone service

London, 14th June 2006 - Tiscali UK, the internet and broadband company, today announces the launch of Tiscali Netphone, a free Voice over IP (VoIP) service. Tiscali Netphone enables anyone who downloads the free program to use their PC to make free calls to other PCs, send and receive faxes, text messages and make low cost international and national calls to landlines. Users can also manage their inbound calls by using Tiscali Netphone as an answering service.

08 Jun


ECTA calls on regulator to ensure effective access

Brussels, 8 June 2006 - Germany's growth in broadband penetration, which currently stands at 14% and at the low end of the European Broadband League, could be in serious jeopardy if both the German government and telecoms regulator give in to the request from the incumbent, Deutsche Telekom, for a regulatory holiday on high-speed services based on vDSL technology, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) warned today.

08 Jun

Singapore, June 8, 2006 - VSNL Singapore Pte Ltd. ("VSNL International"), the international arm of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (NYSE: VSL) operating in key global business hubs and offering a comprehensive suite of communications solutions for enterprises and carriers, introduces Dedicated Global Ethernet, its global Ethernet private line service connecting major cities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and an extensive footprint connecting 120 cities in India. Using a SDH/SONET platform to ensure low latency and jitter and high reliability, this scalable, high performance solution enables enterprises to economically extend their local area networks to support global video, voice and data transport and to securely and seamlessly send point-to-point traffic between destinations across the world. The new offering using SDH/SONET complements VSNL's global offering of Ethernet over MPLS.

31 May

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, May 31, 2006 - Arbinet-thexchange, Inc. [Nasdaq: ARBX], the leading provider of solutions to simplify the exchange of digital communications, announces the appointment of Scott Campbell as Vice President Business Development, Digital Media Services. Bringing more than 18 years of hands-on experience in content production, business development and the management of digital media, Campbell will lead Arbinet's initiatives in the digital media space.

Curt Hockemeier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arbinet comments, "We are pleased to welcome Scott Campbell as a new member of the Arbinet team. His extensive expertise in many sectors of digital media combined with his experience developing successful start-up businesses will be invaluable to Arbinet's execution of its growth strategy."

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