Fairfax, Va., 21 March 2012 – TEOCO, the leading provider of assurance and analytics solutions to communications service providers worldwide, today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing with NetNumber, a next-gen addressing and routing leader and Alcatel-Lucent, a leading innovator in telecommunications and advanced networking technology, products and services.

Until recently, Least Cost Routing (LCR) was a cumbersome manual process of loading a limited set of routes onto an array of multi-vendor switches, then synchronizing the routes on the switches to the constantly changing rate sheets coming in from partners. TEOCO’s new approach to LCR is to bypass the painstaking switch updating process altogether by facilitating the dipping of a centralized routing database on a dedicated server that call-by-call dynamically applies routing policy and forwards the routing instructions to the switches in real-time.

TEOCO, NetNumber and Alcatel-Lucent each have a proven track record of delivering best of breed solutions, enabling customers to obtain the most value from their operations. Backed by world-wide expertise, customers can now acquire a pre-integrated solution that alleviates technical and commercial risks while providing a quicker time to market for carriers seeking to migrate from TDM to new IP based services.

“By centralizing the routing policy and deploying on a world-class switching platform, communication service providers are provided a cost-effective means to scale their networks, derive new revenue, and increase their service offerings, while decreasing the day-to-day operational workload” said TEOCO General Manager John Devolites.

“The Alcatel Lucent 5060 MGC-8 has been deployed world-wide in service provider networks for its breadth of capabilities and steadfast performance. We are pleased to be working with TEOCO and NetNumber to unleash the performance associated with a single look up solution that minimizes operational and capital expenses for our customers”, said Dave Geary, President, Alcatel-Lucent Wireline Division.

TEOCO’s INroute solution, which utilizes NetNumber’s next-gen TITAN server, has completed extensive interoperability testing with Alcatel-Lucent’s 5060 Media Gateway Controller-8 (MGC-8). The result is a combined offering that provides a centralized routing database that will enable service providers to support an almost endless amount of routes by eliminating dependency on switch translations, enabling service providers to deliver more content and services over their network at a lower cost, and with greater efficiency. Leveraging the centralized routing database avoids challenges associated with scaling and managing routing with highly distributed architectures.

“A centralized routing architecture that integrates portability-correction, dynamic route-list generation, real-time policy updates, and customer specific service-logic provides carriers/operators with unlimited routing flexibility. The integrated solution from TEOCO, Alcatel-Lucent and NetNumber delivers on the promise of faster routing updates, more accurate routing results and reduced operating costs” said NetNumber Founder Douglas Ranalli.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost R&D organizations, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent is committed to making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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About NetNumber
NetNumber is the world’s leading provider of converged, next-generation, portability-corrected ENUM, SIP, SS7/C7 and SIGTRAN addressing and routing technology to the global communications industry. The NetNumber Transactional IP Telephony Addressing and Numbering (TITAN) server is licensed and deployed by many of the world’s largest mobile-operators, fixed-line carriers, and cable companies as a centralized addressing and routing infrastructure for both TDM and IP-based voice services, messaging services, number-portability services and least-cost routing services. NetNumber is playing a major role in helping service-providers to complete the migration from TDM interconnect routing to ENUM/SIP interconnect routing. The highly-scalable TITAN Master/Edge architecture delivers on the next-generation technology promise of lower-cost, faster-performance, and greater configuration flexibility than legacy intelligent networking platforms.

TEOCO is the leading provider of Assurance and Analytics solutions to Communication Service Providers worldwide, optimizing network and business performance. TEOCO’s product portfolio includes:
Margin Assurance – Manage costs and revenues to understand the profitability of each interaction with customers and partners.
Service Assurance – Resolve faults, maximize performance & utilization, and improve customer experience.
Network Optimization – Optimize radio access networks to reduce costs while providing wider coverage and superior building penetration.
Customer Analytics –Combine profitability, quality of experience, and behavioral data to better understand, target and engage the subscriber base.

Since 1995, TEOCO has helped over 100 of the largest service providers around the world to manage and evolve their businesses efficiently and profitably, while enhancing the customer experience. TEOCO is widely recognized for its commitment to principled entrepreneurship, business ethics and employee ownership with a particular emphasis on its core values of alignment with employees, clients and community.

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