TelcoBridges and VSC Enhance Philippine Global Communications' Telecom Platform To Address Rapid Customer Growth

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New solution helps Philcom optimize flexibility, scalability and profitability.

TelcoBridges™ Inc., the preferred hardware and software supplier for telecom solution developers, and VSC Solutions, today announced that they are helping Philippine Global Communications (PhilCom) expand the capacity and flexibility of its telecommunications services by implementing VSC's VS3000 eXpress Media Gateway solution, which is based on TelcoBridges award-winning hardware platform.        

Established in 1924, PhilCom is the Philippine's largest and most prominent operator, providing voice and data services to consumers and enterprise companies, as well as Telex services to the financial services industry. New subscriber growth, plus the desire to expand PhilCom's "Voice Connect Plus" VoIP service, prompted the company to search for a new solution that could integrate its legacy equipment with a more efficient means to carry IP traffic.

To implement this new solution, PhilCom turned to VSC, a leading solution developer with extensive experience implementing IP-based solutions for Next Generation Networks and IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) architectures. VSC responded by providing the VS3000 eXpress Media Gateway, which utilizes the TelcoBridges' Tmedia TMP6400 hardware.

The new solution brings additional flexibility, providing PhilCom with direct connectivity to IP traffic (H.323 or SIP) from TDM networks (SS7, ISDN, CAS, STM1, DS3, E1/T1/J1), while also enhancing overall capacity, and reducing the power requirement needed to keep the system operational on a 24x7 basis.

"After extensive testing, we chose the VS3000 eXpress Media Gateway to replace our existing softswitch," said Jose Francis B. Acantilado, CFO of PhilCom. "The VS3000 eXpress helps us grow our business, by providing a new level of flexibility to address our customer's needs, and it also features a price-to-performance ratio that improves our bottom line."

"We are pleased to be chosen by Philcom to replace their existing softswitch and expand their international services with our VS3000 eXpress Media Gateway," said Ivan Wong, CEO of VSC. "Our media gateway's rich feature set -- combined with TelcoBridges' Tmedia TMP6400 -- offers a highly cost effective, reliable and flexible solution for Philcom."

"Today, Philippine Global Communications joins the impressive list of operators throughout Asia who are running their systems on TelcoBridges solutions," said Gaetan Campeau, President of TelcoBridges. "Philippine Global Communications -- like China Mobile, KTF, and SKTelecom -- has extensive needs for scalable, highly-availability and energy-efficient systems to support its continuously expanding user-base. These companies have evaluated all of the telecom platforms in the industry, and have each selected TelcoBridges, because of our performance and our value. We're thrilled to work with Philippines Global Communications through our partner VSC, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship together."

About TelcoBridges:
TelcoBridges is clearly defining the future of communications technologies. By supplying the industry's best telecom platform, TelcoBridges is helping telecom solution developers of VoIP and TDM solutions realize their bright ideas. TelcoBridges' customers develop and deploy carrier-grade telecom solutions for some of the world's largest operators in more than 35 countries. For more information, please visit

About VSC Solutions:
Based in Hong Kong, with offices in Singapore and Taiwan, Virtual Solutions Company (VSC) has been at the leading-edge of the revolution in the telecom market for the last ten years. VSC Solutions is one of the divisions of VSC Limited. VSC Solutions is a leading manufacturer of advanced IP-based solutions consistent with Next Generation Networks (NGN) and IP Multimedia Sub-systems (IMS) architectures. With VSC's proprietary technologies, we deliver softswitches and various application services to different telecom service providers. Our customers enjoy low up-front costs and investment by using state-of-the-art software driven IP based switching solutions. For more information, please visit:

About PhilCom:
Since its inception in 1924, PhilCom has demonstrated the dynamism needed to respond to the constantly changing market place. PhilCom is known for having introduced a wealth of firsts in Philippine Telecommunications Industry. For additional information, please visit:

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