INGATE

From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  PortaBilling Oracularius Powering New Era For Russia's Largest Independent Telecom Company

[January 03, 2013]

PortaBilling Oracularius Powering New Era For Russia's Largest Independent Telecom Company

COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Simply put, MTT (Multiregional Transit Telecom) is helping to re-define Russian telecommunications. In 2006, the Russian government broke the industry monopoly on long distance and international calling services. MTT was the first to seize the opportunity--and as a result, is today one of the biggest domestic and international long distance carriers in the country. It is a formidable rival to Rostelecom, the incumbent.


Nor is MTT resting on its laurels. For the past year, MTT has been moving its customer management and billing infrastructure to a new software platform. The major project will give MTT new competitive advantages in virtually every corner of the telecom landscape, from flexible service bundles to consolidated billing statements and unlimited scalability, for years to come.

Its software choice: PortaOne's PortaBilling Oracularius.

"We believe PortaBilling Oracularius has the super-reliability we need to support our pattern of growth," said Evgeny Vasiliev, MTT General Director. "With new competitors and the continual introduction of new services and technologies, we needed a customer management infrastructure that can keep up. PortaBilling Oracularius is meeting that challenge." PortaBilling Oracularius is a carrier-grade converged billing software system designed to meet the needs of Tier 1 and fast-growing Tier 2 telecoms. Built specifically for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) environments, the system supports the broadest possible range of billing strategies including real-time mediation and rating, multiple services billing, programmable discounts, prepaid/postpaid business models, and the flexibility to support event-based, usage-based and periodic charging, among others.

Yet at another level, PortaBilling Oracularius also allows carriers to bundle any combination of traditional and emerging services from residential and IP Centrex services and wholesale/international termination to mobile services, WiFi/WiMAX/broadband, IPTV and triple-play. An embedded license for Oracle RAC is supplied with PortaBilling Oracularius, enabling nodes to be added at a lower cost than through direct Oracle licensing; what's more, due to the platform's virtual cluster orientation, users can depend on PortaBilling Oracularius to deliver seamless redundancy and availability.

For MTT, PortaBilling Oracularius was an ideal fit for the company's evolving menu of services. "MTT is addressing the changing telecom landscape in Russia at numerous levels. We offer IP telephony for social networks and a diverse mobile network lineup as well as hosted IPPBX and IP-based residential text/voice/video," noted Vasiliev. "PortaBilling Oracularius helps us market these services in attractive packages for different customer segments." MTT's confidence in PortaOne's high-end customer management system was in evidence even before installation. In order for PortaOne and MTT to complete their transaction, PortaBilling Oracularius had to be formally certified with the Russian federal regulatory authorities. MTT assisted PortaOne in its certification process, generously clearing the way for the platform's purchase and use not only by MTT, but also any other Russian operator.

Since it began using PortaBilling Oracularius over a year ago, MTT has been steadily migrating customer accounts to the system. Its biggest initiative to date has been the switchover of more than one million end-user accounts held by Mail.ru, Russia's largest free email service, to PortaOne's premier platform. Eventually, all of Mail.ru's 25 million users will be served by PortaBilling Oracularius.

At every step PortaOne has supported MTT through its Premium PortaCare technical support program. PortaOne was onsite in Moscow to train MTT personnel before, during and after installation, and has returned for assistance visits whenever necessary. MTT technical personnel also receive preferred, 24/7 consultation from PortaOne's most experienced engineers.

"MTT's long-term strategy is to expand our offerings beyond our nation's borders to other customer bases and through additional sales channels. Our success so far with Mail.ru is indicative of how we can pursue Russian-speaking customers in Europe and North America through various social networks," Vasiliev stated. "It's evident that PortaBilling Oracularius will be a prime enabler for these pursuits." About PortaOne:Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global provider of software for the telecommunications and utility industries. The company's products enable service providers and carriers to run a broad line of retail and wholesale services within a single software package. PortaOne's flagship products, PortaSwitch and PortaMDM (www.portamdm.com) are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure for over 360 service providers and telcos in 80 countries worldwide. Over two-thirds of PortaOne staff are support engineers providing the best-in-industry 24/7 technical support services for clients involved in hosted IP PBX and SIP trunking services, calling cards, wholesale exchange and termination, residential triple-play, MVNO/MVNE, callbacks and more. To learn more, visit www.portaone.com.

SOURCE PortaOne

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Loading
Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner


Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.