UralSviazInform Deploys Axerra Networks’ Pseudo-Wire Solutions for IP/Ethernet and Next-Generation Networks; Axerra Breaks into Growing Russian Market1
EKATERINBURG, Russia & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2006--Axerra Networks, "The Pseudo-Wire Company(TM)" and a leading provider of circuit emulation and service emulation solutions, announced that UralSviazInform, the largest telecommu
UralSviazInform is one of the seven regional telecoms that comprise SviazInvest. UralSviazInform is using Axerra’s AXN Pseudo-Wire Gateways and Access Devices(TM) to consolidate and transport voice and data traffic over an IP/Ethernet network in its Chelyabinsk branch. In addition, Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions are an integral part of UralSviazInform’s ongoing strategy to build next-generation networks in other locations throughout the Ural region of Russia.
"We are pleased with Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions, which matched all our technical requirements for providing high quality voice and data traffic services," said Nikolay Shelpakov, Chief Engineer of the Telegraph and Telematics Center of the Chelyabinsk branch of UralSviazInform. "As we expand our network to other areas, Axerra’s expertise in Pseudo-Wire technology, particularly CES-PW, as well as the scalability of their solutions, will be essential to our continued success."
Currently, UralSviazInform provides telephone network, mobile, and Internet data services to customers throughout the Ural region. With Axerra Networks’ AXN Pseudo-Wire Gateways and Access Devices deployed in the Local Exchange and at multiple access points throughout the area, UralSviazInform will be able to deliver the widest range of legacy and emerging services over IP and Ethernet.
In addition, UralSviazInform is utilizing NMS - AXNVision(TM), Axerra’s comprehensive intelligent network and element management system, which simplifies the provisioning, control, and operation of Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions.
Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions support circuit emulation and service emulation, enabling voice and data aggregation from a single box and providing a full-service alternative to TDM access. AXN Pseudo-Wire platforms preserve native signaling and features across packet networks, enable bandwidth sharing, and provide the high-precision clock recovery capabilities that are especially required for reliable mobile services.
"The power of Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions means that UralSviazInform’s networks have the carrier-class reliability and scalability to offer a full portfolio of services while cost-effectively consolidating voice and data traffic," said Denis Bambury, Axerra Networks’ VP Sales - EMEA. "Even more importantly, Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire technology positions UralSviazInform to quickly and easily expand their networks to other areas, providing substantial opportunities for additional revenue growth."
UralSviazInform and Axerra Networks are working with RGRCOM, an Authorized Distributor of world-leading telecommunications and IT manufacturers in Russia and the CIS.
"UralSviazInform is the first regional carrier that we started working with on Axerra’s solutions a year ago. Thanks to the high professional level, technical specialists in the Chelyabinsk branch of UralSviazInform have quickly realized the many benefits of Axerra’s solutions and after successful testing procedures the company started deploying these solutions," said Roman Ferster, RGRCOM’s General Manager. "Energokomplekt-Perm - our local partner in Perm that is certified by Axerra, provides pre-sales and customer support and has a local Axerra’s stock warehouse for fast supply."
UralSviazInform - the main carrier of local, long-distance, mobile and internet communications in the Ural region. The company works in 8 federation counties with a total space of 1.9 million sq.km and population of 15.1 million people: Kurgansky, Permsky, Sverdlovsky, Tyumensky and Chelyabinsky counties and Komi-Permyatsky, Khanty-Mantiysky and Yamalo-Nenetsky autonomic regions.
As of 1st November 2005 UralSviazInform is serving 3.5 million subscribers of fixed networks, 3.4 million subscribers of mobile networks (under the Utel trade mark) and 500,000 internet users, taking 86% of the local communications market, 80% of long distance communications market, more than 40% of the mobile and internet market (in financial expression). The company has 34,000 employees. For more information please visit http://www.usi.ru www.u-tel.ru http://www.uralsviazinform.com
About Axerra Networks, Inc.
Axerra Networks is the leading provider of circuit emulation and service emulation solutions over packet access networks. Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions enable mobile wireless operators, cable MSOs, competitive service providers, and incumbent carriers to extend IP + legacy voice and data services in native format over Ethernet, IP, and MPLS networks. The result is greater operational efficiency, new revenue opportunities, and a smooth migration strategy to a single converged network, without stranding any revenue streams from profitable legacy services. With Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions, service providers can convert any packet access network (Carrier Ethernet, broadband wireless including WiMAX, cable HFC, xDSL, EPON/GPON, etc.) into a full-service alternative to TDM access. For more information, please visit http://www.axerra.com.
RGRCOM - a distribution company which brings to the Russian and CIS IT and telecommunications markets the most advanced solutions from world-leading developers and manufacturers of telecommunication equipment.
RGRCOM distributes Allot Communications, Axerra Networks, Ceragon Networks, Ieru Communications, Patton Electronics, Radcom and Vocaltec. RGRCOM also provides solutions by RAD, Radvision, Radware and Schmid Telecom to specific projects. By offering the solutions by the above mentioned vendors, RGRCOM is able to provide solutions in virtually all segments of IT and telecommunications, using a wide range of technologies and services - Pseudowire, Metro Ethernet, IP, MPLS, QoS, SLA, Wireless, Broadband access, xDSL, TDM, TDMoIP, SDH/Sonet, ATM, VoIP, VoDSL, Frame Relay, X.25, V.5x, WiMax, HFC DOCSIS and many others.
RGRCOM provides its customers and partners with pre-sales and post-sales customer support, warranties and post-warranty services, fast supplies from the front and buffer warehouses, customer-oriented attitude, high quality service and competitive prices.