COMindico turns to Open Telecommunications for IP software

Listed telecommunications software supplier Open Telecommunications has won a multi-million contract for the supply of its openCallAgent software to be used in the construction of an Internet protocol network for COMindico, one of Australia's largest wholesale IP providers. A spokesman said that when the software is implemented it will become one of the first call agents in commercial use anywhere in the world. He explained that the call agent enables carrier grade call control for voice calls on IP telephony networks and allows access to a full range of enhanced voice services.

"The implementation of openCallAgent represents a significant advantage for COMindico as we realise our vision to provide a suite of convergent services with voice being a key component of our strategy," explained Steve Demetriou, CEO of COMindico. He added that the next generation IP network will offer multiple services across one converged network and allow COMindico to operate a data-centric network while still supporting carrier grade voice services.

The sale of openCallAgent was part of a contract first negotiated last September, but subsequently renegotiated as Open Telecommunications moved to outsource non-core activities and low-margin operations to its business partners. A spokesman said the revised contract will result in Open Telecommunications receiving a revenue reduction of about 10 per cent from its dealings with COMindico.

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