Thousands of Chinese Businesses to benefit from unified communications platform
19 June 2007 - China Telecom, one of the world's largest telecom operators, has selected a Voice and Data Portal Solution based on the
Mereon® Media Server and Application Server from IP Unity Glenayre, a leader in delivering carrier-grade messaging and multimedia solutions over IP, TDM and enterprise networks, in an innovative pilot scheme.
IP Unity Glenayre collaborated with GSTA (China Telecom Guangzhou R&D Center), to develop a voice portal solution for small to medium size enterprise customers. GSTA is one of three research and development centers for China Telecom. The Voice and Data portal will be initially deployed to 30,000 China Telecom end users in three major cities:
Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen.
With the new service launch, subscribers will be able to manage all of their critical business communications through a single portal, including fax, audio conferencing, data collaboration, IVR, email, single number service, SMS, and Click to Conference.
"IP Unity Glenayre's carrier grade media server and its ability to partner with us made the company the perfect solution for China Telecom," states Bruce Liang Director of Technology of GSTA. "IP Unity Glenayre has enabled us to quickly develop and customize this solution to meet the needs of our customers. We evaluated many solutions that offered only some of the services we want to provide. The Mereon platform's ability to support conferencing, T.38 fax, conference and Video has enabled us to meet and exceed our customer's needs."
Stan Little, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for IP Unity Glenayre, commented: "China Telecom is leading the way in supporting the needs of the small and medium business customers within its 31 provinces. GSTA has planned and managed the R&D effort in this project and is setting the standard for the creation of innovative solutions in China. When these initial deployments are completed this project will be able to scale to meet the needs of the over 200 million small to medium size enterprise end users across China."
The standards-based, open multi-service Mereon is designed to accelerate profitability, dramatically shorten time-to-market and significantly increase ROI. The Mereon Media Server, Conferencing and Fax capabilities provide APIs that enable customers to create customized solutions based on proven services.
IP Unity Glenayre is exhibiting at CommunicAsia 2007, June 19-22 2007 at the Singapore Expo, and at NXTcomm 2007 , June 19-21 2007 at McCormick
Place, Chicago IL. To request an interview with IP Unity Glenayre,
please contact Helen Lyman Smith or Natalie Saville on +44 (0)115 948
6901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
About China Telecom
China Telecom Corporation Limited is the leading provider of wireline telecommunications services in China, providing voice, data, image, multimedia and telecommunications and information services in 20 municipalities, provinces and autonomous regions in China with a subscriber base exceeding 200 million.
About IP Unity Glenayre
IP Unity Glenayre, Inc. is a leader in delivering carrier-grade messaging and multimedia solutions over IP, TDM and enterprise networks.
The company's unified communications framework brings together messaging services and rich media distribution to users across disparate networks and devices. IP Unity Glenayre offers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of applications, including voicemail, unified messaging, conferencing, SMS, MMS, text to speech, speech recognition, fax, IVR voice portal, color ringback tones, video portal, video conferencing, videomail and video gaming, all built using open standards based technologies such as VoiceXML.
IP Unity Glenayre's comprehensive multiservice solutions are deployed globally, over best-of-breed media servers and application servers and across traditional and all-IP broadband wireless, wireline and FMC networks.
For more information, go to www.ipunity-glenayre.com.