Truphone Selects FreeSWITCH and TelcoBridges to Enable VoIP Calls over WiFi on Mobile Phones

FreeSWITCH's Open Source Softswitch Controls TelcoBridges' Carrier-Grade Telecom Platform to Route PSTN Calls to Truphone WiFi Subscribers

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) June 5, 2007

TelcoBridges and FreeSWITCH announce that Truphone has selected FreeSWITCH and TelcoBridges' proven, reliable and highly redundant carrier-grade telephony platform to enable VoIP calls on mobile phones. Truphone is a mobile internet network operator that brings VoIP to mobile phones via WiFi using SIP. The three companies have collaborated closely to port FreeSWITCH's open source telephony application code to TelcoBridges' hardware platform and have adapted it successfully to fulfill Truphone's requirements for a media gateway, bridging calls between the Internet, using VoIP, and the PSTN.

"Truphone selected TelcoBridges' enabling technologies to build the carrier-grade PSTN media gateway they need. After careful study of the available options, it was TelcoBridges' innovative technologies and carrier-grade architecture, coupled with FreeSWITCH's open source telephony applications, that were chosen to realize this key portion of their network," said Gaetan Campeau, President, Founder and EVP Sales, TelcoBridges Inc.

"Truphone is an innovative mobile VoIP company requiring carrier-grade solutions to deliver free or VoIP-rate calls from mobile phones. Truphone works wherever there is access to the Internet via WiFi," said James Body, Network Director of Truphone: "Scalability, reliability and support for the AMR voice codec were the key decision criteria for Truphone when selecting our media gateway solution. We found all this with TelcoBridges' platform."

The PSTN media gateway is a key element for the bridging of PSTN calls to Truphone's WiFi subscribers. Calls originating from the PSTN must be transcoded from G.711 to the AMR voice codec and bridged to IP. The media gateway uses SIP signaling to establish and tear down the VoIP connections on the IP network and uses SS7 signaling to initiate and release calls on the TDM side.

"We designed FreeSWITCH from the beginning to be able to withstand the burden of media and transcoding but with the foresight to be able to control devices that can do it for you. TelcoBridges is the perfect compliment to our software and a prime example of how to use it in a high-density environment," said Anthony Minessale II, creator of FreeSWITCH.

"The selection of FreeSWITCH and TelcoBridges to build this gateway adheres perfectly to Truphone's approach to building carrier-grade networks using open source and off-the-shelf technologies," added Body of Truphone.

About TelcoBridges
TelcoBridges is a disruptive innovator paving the way for solutions providers and OEMs to secure a significant share of the growing market for enhanced voice and video services. TelcoBridges' customers win more business by building on the unrivaled scalability, flexibility and reliability of our telecom platform. TelcoBridges' carrier-grade technologies are deployed in over 30 countries with some of the largest operators in the world.

About Truphone
In mid-2006, Truphone was first to introduce true internet telephony [VoIP] for mass market mobile phones, enabling free and low-cost calls via Wi-Fi and the Internet. In December 2006 Truphone was selected as a Technology Pioneer for 2007 by the World Economic Forum and, at the end of 2006, received the biggest Series-A venture capital investment of the year for a European technology company. In March 2007 the company was listed in the Red Herring 100 Europe, which recognises Europe's 100 most promising companies driving the future of technology. For more information visit http://www.truphonepressoffice.com and http://www.truphone.com.

About FreeSWITCH
FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice, chat and other communications driven products scaling from a softswitch down to a softphone. It can be used as a simple switching engine, a media gateway or a media server to host IVR applications using many scripting languages to control the callflow. For more information visit http://www.freeswitch.org or join us at ClueCon '07 Telephony Developer Conference June 26-28 in Chicago, IL - http://www.cluecon.com .

For further information, please contact:

TELCOBRIDGES Inc
Marc St-Onge
Director, Marketing
TelcoBridges Inc.
Tel: +1 450 655 8993 x135
Fax: +1 450 655 9511
Website: http://www.telcobridges.com    

Jim Tirjan
Sales Director
TelcoBridges Inc.
Tel: +1 408 374 1004
Fax: +1 408 374 1519
Website: http://www.telcobridges.com

FREESWITCH
Michael Jerris
FreeSWITCH
Tel: +1 360 227 4889
Website: http://www.freeswitch.org

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