Bakcell selects PT's Number Portability Solution for Azerbaijani mobile network
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 12 / Trend /
PT (NASDAQ:PTIX), a leading global supplier of advanced network communications, today announced that Bakcell chose its SEGway Number Portability Solution for their network in Baku, Azerbaijan, the company's press release says on Thursday.
The upgrade was required to comply with the country's Ministry of Communications' mandate for service providers to make mobile number portability available to subscribers this year. Bakcell is the first mobile operator and leading Internet provider in the country, and presently serves nearly 2.6 million customers.
The Number Portability solution was swiftly and economically deployed on PT's robust SEGway Signaling platform, a modular and scalable system that is already an integral element of Bakcell's mobile infrastructure. SEGway's carrier-grade IP backbone provides an ideal platform for seamless growth and the addition of revenue-generating features as networks evolve to next generation.
"We faced an enormous challenge of selecting a vendor, testing, and turning up Number Portability within a very short window of time, and without impact to our network. We were confident that PT would deliver the quality we are accustomed to and meet our deadline. We are extremely pleased with their product and service," Jordan Rashev, Bakcell's Head of Network Management Center Unit, commented.
"It is PT's rich and lengthy history of experience in the signaling field that enables us to nimbly respond to service providers' challenges such as these," remarked John Slusser, President and CEO of PT. "We are proud to see the SEGway footprint extending around the globe."
PT's SEGway Signaling products are deployed in over one thousand locations, providing the Signaling backbone for many of the world's premier wireless networks. With its small footprint and high throughput capacity, SEGway is widely recognized as the industry's leading signaling architecture, with the ability to scale from small to very large networks.
Bakcell, the first mobile operator and leading mobile Internet provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile Internet experience in the country under the sur@ brand name. Bakcell's network covers more than 99% of the population and 92% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories).