Network Convergence

Cable Bahamas selects NSN to provide high-quality IP telephony services

Updated:2011/7/29 10:17

Cable Bahamas, the leading cable and broadband service provider in the Bahamas, will soon be the first in the islands to offer high-quality, attractively priced IP telephony service over cable networks. The company has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ voice over cable (VoC) softswitch platform to roll out the services.

“We are seeing an increased demand for converged communications services among our subscribers,” said Tony Butler, chief executive officer and president, Cable Bahamas. “As we move forward to offer these services, it’s important that we can promise reliability and superior quality. As a leading provider of softswitch solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks was a great choice to bolster our network infrastructure in order to provide consistently good voice services.”

“Convergence is a big opportunity for communications service providers, not only because it opens the way for new revenues, but also because of the substantial cost savings it brings through optimization of existing networks,” said Michael Jakob, head of business development for the Caribbean at Nokia Siemens Networks. “We aim to help service providers bring a variety of personalized, high-quality services to end users, regardless of the device or network they are using to access those services.”

Nokia Siemens Networks is providing its market-leading hiQ 8000 softswitch platform, which forms a foundation for high-quality voice services and enables Cable Bahamas to scale its deployment of next generation applications. The platform also allows the operator to locate network nodes in a more optimized way and employ geographic redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted service by deploying softswitches in Nassau and Freeport.

In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its hiQ 4300 business communications platform to support business services such as IP Centrex and web-based subscriber self-care, allowing the integration of voice services into existing office or web applications.

Cable Bahamas is expected to launch its fixed line voice service in August 2011.

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