Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria Chooses Dialogic to Deliver Interconnection Services in Africa

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Nigerian telecom to replace legacy TDM voice switch with Dialogic’s softswitch and media gateway products for carrier interconnection and mobile number portability services support

“We chose Dialogic because it offered us an end-to-end solution with true redundancy and scalability that would work seamlessly with our Mobile Number Portability (MNP) platform provided by Ericsson,” said Uche Onwudiwe, chief operating officer, ICN.

Dialogic Inc. the Network Fuel® company, today announced that Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria (ICN), a company licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide and operate Interconnect Exchange Services throughout Nigeria, has deployed the Dialogic®ControlSwitch™ System softswitch and Dialogic’s I-Gate® 4000 PRO Media Gateways (MGWs) to provide scalable connectivity services to handle national and international inter-carrier voice traffic.

“We chose Dialogic because it offered us an end-to-end solution with true redundancy and scalability that would work seamlessly with our Mobile Number Portability (MNP) platform provided by Ericsson,” said Uche Onwudiwe, chief operating officer, ICN. “Also the strong references for Dialogic products and services we received from major players in the global wholesale switching community provided us the confidence to select Dialogic as the company we want to help us -long term- deliver services to the Nigerian telecommunications market.”

As part of its ongoing commitment to being the preferred networks integration and service delivery company for the Nigerian market, ICN selected Dialogic’s service provider infrastructure solutions to replace its existing end-of-life switching technology. Dialogic along with Silicon Villa, a growing telecom reseller and systems integrator, teamed up to deploy the ControlSwitch System and I-Gate PRO MGWs in a geographically redundant configuration across three locations in Nigeria to provide connectivity and enable MNP services for ICN’s customers including Airtel, MTN, Glo Mobile and Etisalat.

Jim Machi, senior vice president of marketing and product management at Dialogic, said, “Dialogic is thrilled to be working with companies like ICN to help deliver new functionality to the African market. The ControlSwitch System and I-Gate PRO MGWs are handling millions of minutes a day of both TDM and IP voice traffic and can easily scale well past that to meet the growing needs of ICN.”

Mohamed Wade, Silicon Villa’s chief executive officer, said, “Silicon Villa takes pride in bringing Dialogic Next Generation Network (NGN) technology to Nigeria. We are excited about this first opportunity to support the country’s leading interconnect exchange and are committed to a long-term relationship with ICN as it grows.”

About Dialogic
Dialogic, the Network Fuel® company, inspires the world’s leading service providers and application developers to elevate the performance of media-rich communications across the most advanced networks. We boost the reliability of any-to-any network connections, supercharge the impact of applications and amplify the capacity of congested networks. Forty-eight of the world’s top 50 mobile operators and nearly 3,000 application developers rely on Dialogic to redefine the possible and exceed user expectations.

For more information on Dialogic and communications solutions energized by our technology, visit http://www.dialogic.com and http://www.dialogic.com/showcase. Also, visit our social media newsroom for the latest news, videos and blog posts.

Dialogic, I-Gate, ControlSwtich and Network Fuel are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dialogic Inc. or a subsidiary thereof (“Dialogic”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

About Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria (ICN)
Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria (ICN) is a company licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide and operate Interconnect Exchange and Mobile Number Portability Services throughout Nigeria.

It is a highly reputable organization, known for its reliable and dependable services and is a third party that is not in competition with the operators or value added service providers for subscribers. ICN is focused on the primary issues of adequate interconnect capacity between operators and service providers, prompt settlement of interconnect usage charges and provision of cost effective co-location space. ICN is in the best position to provide a lasting solution to Interconnection, Co-location and Billing issues in the Telecom Industry.

This is ensured by putting in place the necessary staff, infrastructure, technology and business processes for effective and efficient interconnection for voice, SMS and data traffic.

http://www.interconnectnigeria.com/

About Silicon Villa
Silicon Villa is a growing telecom reseller and systems integrator in West and North Africa that provides NGN/IMS and network access solutions to service providers and serves as a local partner to major equipment manufacturers. Silicon Villa’s mission is to bring innovative solutions to people and organizations in the Middle East and Africa in order to improve their performance.

Silicon Villa has offices in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Morocco and is currently opening its Nigerian operation. Silicon Villa is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates.

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