Ascade, the global market-leader in advanced Routing, Billing and Quality solutions for the Interconnect market, has announced that its flagship routing solution has been successfully implemented at Telecom Egypt.

Telecom Egypt, the state-owned incumbent fixed line operator in Egypt, offers retail and wholesale voice and data services and is widely recognized as one of the most advanced operators in Africa and the Middle East. Telecom Egypt also owns a 45% stake in mobile operator Vodafone Egypt.

As part of the project AscadeRoute, AscadeActivate, and AscadeAssure have been implemented and integrated with a variety of third party solutions. This allows Telecom Egypt to automate and optimize the international voice traffic management including the analysis of the supplier Carrier offers, optimal routing selection and implementation of the routing choices in the network (Network Provisioning).

Ascade has teamed up with Giza Systems, a leading systems integrator in the Middle East, to combine its advanced interconnect software solution with comprehensive local integration and support capabilities.

“We selected Ascade’s interconnect business suite because we are convinced of its capabilities”, Telecom Egypt commented. “It is our expectation that the Ascade solution will enable us to further enhance our international voice business, and we were also impressed by the strong Partnership between Ascade and Giza Systems.”

Ahmed Kamal, General Manager Telecommunications Unit at Giza Systems, adds: “The combination of our Consultancy and Integration expertise in Egypt together with the strength of the market-leading interconnect business suite from Ascade provided an ideal platform for a successful project”.

“Telecom Egypt typifies the kind of fast-growing innovative service provider that Ascade is serving throughout the African and Middle Eastern region”, comments Ascade CEO Klas Peterson. “We understand the market demands and the pace and we are proud that Telecom Egypt has chosen Ascade as long term partner for its interconnect and wholesale strategy”, continues Mr. Peterson.

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