NexTone, Cantata, Pactolus Introduce SIP-Based Carrier Prepaid Solution

The NexTone Lab has certified the NexTone-Cantata-Pactolus Calling Card and voice over Broadband (VoBB) platform as ServiceReady with NexTone’s IntelliConnect System, the company said.

The solution implements Pactolus’ SIPWare Calling Card and VoBB service offerings, NexTone’s Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX) product with SBC functionality and Cantata’s IMG 1010 Media Gateway.

The ServiceReady certification confirms that the platform has established interoperability for Pactolus’ prepaid SIPware application and its BBTel application with NexTone products. It also involves a close relationship between NexTone and Pactolus in sales, marketing, support and product management.

The ServiceReady solution is intended for carriers, service integrators and resellers in the prepaid market that are replacing long-distance call traffic currently purchased from legacy TDM facilities-based wholesalers with far more affordable SIP peering wholesale services, the companies said.

Cantata said its Media Gateway provides a way for providers to bridge the IP islands with the PSTN network, ensuring global reach. The NexTone products provide session layer security, SIP protocol interworking and call routing intelligence.

NexTone, Cantata and Pactolus are working jointly with several IP carrier customers, such as LatiNode one of the world’s largest IP solutions providers in the international VoIP industry that are taking advantage of the high-growth market for prepaid VoIP services, they said.

The interoperability process also has allowed Pactolus to gain NexTone Compatible partner status. Pactolus SIPware services, including Prepaid Calling and VoBB, are now certified NetworkReady with NexTone’s IntelliConnect System. Interoperability with the IntelliConnect System enables Pactolus to use NexTone’s session border control functionality and call routing capabilities to support SIP trunking and peering services.

The Cantata IMG 1010 Media Gateway also is certified as NetworkReady.

Cantata Technology  



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