European Competitive Telecommunications Association

30 Aug


Brussels, 30 August 2006 - Broadband penetration in Italy is falling behind other EU15 countries, and is now only better than Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Spain. With penetration at only 12.7%, it is well below the average of 14.1% across the 25 countries of the EU, according to the findings of new ECTA European Broadband Scorecard, the full results of which will be available in September.

28 Aug

Singapore -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- August 28, 2006 - VSNL Singapore Pte Ltd. ("VSNL International"), the international arm of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (NYSE: VSL) announces today the upgrade of its high capacity Trans-Pacific submarine cable network to a 1 terabit capacity to serve increased customer demand between Asia and the US. The Trans-Pacific Network (TGN-P) connects several key US West Coast Internet and carrier exchanges directly to Japan and onward to other important Asian destinations through multiple regional sub-sea cable interconnections.

Acquired by VSNL in 2005, as part of the Tyco Global Network (TGN), the TGN-P is designed as a ring with two 12,000km submarine cables. Each cable carries eight fiber pairs with each fiber capable of carrying up to ninety-six 10 Gbit wavelengths, delivering a total network capacity of 7+ Tbit/s. Currently, 640Gbit/s of capacity is activated on the TGN-P system and is used by VSNL International customers to carry live voice and data traffic.

28 Aug

Singapore (BUSINESS WIRE) August 28, 2006 - VSNL Singapore Pte Ltd. ("VSNL International"), the international arm of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (NYSE: VSL) announces today its plan to build a new multi-terabit submarine cable system linking Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. This new intra-Asia cable will enable VSNL International to better serve its global customers doing business in and with the burgeoning Asia-Pacific markets.

This investment follows the recent announcement by VSNL to build a new system from India to Europe that will provide connectivity to the Gulf region and the African continent. The intra-Asia cable, when combined with the Tata Indicom Cable System (TIC) and the TGN-Pacific cable system (both of which are built with 8 fibre pairs capable of supporting 7+ Tbit/s of traffic), will complete VSNL International's multi-Terabit capability from India to Asia and onward to the US.

27 Jul

Acknowledged specialist to help promote rapid market penetration for ECT televoting solutions Munich, July 25th, 2006 The European Computer Telecoms Group (ECT) has appointed Werner Klötsch, Managing Director of GmbH, as a further member of its Supervisory Board. This move reinforces ECT's position as a leading provider of televoting solutions in Europe. The company will benefit both from Klötsch's many years of international experience in marketing value-added voice services and from his absolute commitment to ECT's technology.

17 Jul

ECT continues its strategic expansion by opening up indirect sales channels Munich, July 15th, 2006 With the appointment of Andr von Appen as Vice President Indirect Sales, European Computer Telecoms Group (ECT) is widening the foundations for its strategic development. Through its direct sales channels in Europe alone, ECT has achieved outstanding growth and high profitability in the past three years. By creating a division for indirect sales, ECT is now accelerating its entry into the global market. As a member of ECTA's new Management Board, Andr von Appen will work closely with world-leading infrastructure partners to manage the indirect selling of ECT solutions to fixed-line and mobile network operators.

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.

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