Teligent to Extend Functionality of BT’s RIDE Call Termination Platform in Multi Million Pound Deal
New hosted IP flexibility to be supported by one of Europe’s largest voice platforms; upgraded hybrid RIDE nodes will carry both IP and TDM call traffic
8th November 2013: Teligent Ltd, part of the Teligent Telecom Group, a leading provider of Intelligent Network (IN), call completion and complex system support services to tier one telcos and operators, has been chosen by BT to comprehensively extend the functionality of the complete BT Recorded Information Delivery Equipment (RIDE) system, one of Europe’s largest in-network call termination platforms.
Teligent will deploy interactive voice response (IVR) functionality on RIDE, which also performs as an intelligent peripheral for BT’s hosted Intelligent Contact Manager (ICM) services and other IN triggered services. BT’s ICM delivers customer-facing voice response solutions that are used by major retail organisations in the UK to help automate caller transactions and provides call routing and IVR services for BT’s core IN network, including voice recognition options. Both services were previously supplied by Teligent in earlier upgrade orders.
Teligent is managing the programme to upgrade RIDE’s network nodes that will enable them to support both IP-NGN (21CN) and TDM calls. These hybrid nodes will be able to terminate calls across both network interfaces, giving optimum network flexibility and capacity for customers’ needs.
In addition, the RIDE platform will form an integral part of BT’s VOIP platform, providing in network call termination and IN capabilities.
Kelvin Silburn, BT Innovate and Design commented “The need to maintain a large-scale in-network call termination capability during the extended period of transition between TDM and IP networks presents a significant techno-economic challenge. The creation of a truly network agnostic platform provides a solution that allows BT to deal with the uncertainties presented by the time-scales for migration whilst providing a seamless service to its customers. Teligent has a proven track record in delivering this type of project for BT.”
Adrian Foulkes, Managing Director of Teligent Limited said: “This will completely enhance BT’s long term availability and flexibility for this key core network system and we are very pleased that BT have continued to invest in Teligent’s expertise to deliver this nationwide upgrade. The addition of IP connectivity will make this a truly flexible solution for the future and demonstrates our experience in leading network services systems based on our core Teligent P90/e technology Platform.”
BT’s RIDE terminates calls as near to their origin as possible, thus maximising the number of effective, completed calls. It offers highly complex voting and competition services with the ability to greet callers with announcements, capture caller data, accept voting options, and select winners.
These features, together with the ability to terminate huge volumes of calls, made it possible for BT to provide applications used by major TV shows incorporating voting or competition mechanisms. Finals of shows such as X Factor have seen UK voting records smashed with over 225,000 votes registered in a single minute.
Using its patented P90/E single-platform architecture for converged services, Teligentenables operators and carriers to host and deliver value-added solutions on mobile, fixed and IP networks. These solutions support customers’ individual communications and marketing needs, and include advanced call handling and completion, messaging, mass calling and next-generation IN services.
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About Teligent Limited
Teligent Ltd, a subsidiary of Teligent Telecom AB, Sweden and an Altruist India Group company, is a supplier of customised infrastructure solutions for value-added services to mobile and fixed telecommunications operators. The Teligent Telecom Group offers include converged/NGN network services, IN systems, messaging, enterprise services, and custom developments including legacy system life extension or IP integration. Solutions are based on the award winning Teligent P90/E – a true single platform architecture aimed at convergent service development for IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS). Teligent Telecom’s solutions have been deployed in various configurations by a number of leading operators worldwide, including BT, Level 3, TeliaSonera, Maroc Telecom, and Vodafone. For further information, please visit www.teligent.co.uk.
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