Convedia Enters Into Reseller Agreements with BayPackets, Spectrel

Convedia, a provider of carrier-class IP media processing platforms, has entered into a reseller agreement with BayPackets, a provider of enhanced voice and data solutions for wireless, wireline and cable operators.

Under  terms of the agreement, BayPackets will resell, market and support Convedia's CMS-6000 and CMS-1000 media servers in conjunction with the BayPackets Agility Network Services Platform (NSP) and Agility Network Applications. The BayPackets/Convedia joint solution provides network operators a multi-services platform based on open standards and can be used to deliver a wide range of new voice and data services tailored to the needs of their business and consumer customers. These services include: VoiceVPN; advanced toll free/800; hot call routing; prepaid/post paid calling card; voicemail; unified messaging; and single number services.

"Our partnership with Convedia offers a carrier-class, fully integrated end-to-end solution that delivers a rapid return on investment and significant business value for our customers," said Ken Epps, president and CEO of BayPackets. "Working with Convedia has proven very easy as both companies share a common vision and commitment to developing enhanced service solutions that drive costs out of the service provider's network while unlocking new revenue opportunities."

"We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with BayPackets to include the reselling of our products to their customers," said Peter Briscoe, president and CEO of Convedia. "Convedia and BayPackets have undertaken rigorous interoperability testing using both SIP/VoiceXML and MGCP between our respective products offering service providers maximum flexibility in their deployment options."

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Spectel, a provider of integrated conferencing solutions, and Convedia, a provider of carrier-class media processing platforms, announced a strategic partnership in which Spectel's voice and data conferencing applications will be available on Convedia's media server platforms.

The companies have partnered to develop and market integrated solutions, based on open standards, which support reserved, reservation-less, attended and unattended conferencing services. The combination offers service providers and development partners the ability to capitalize on new markets and revenue opportunities leveraging the inherent benefits of IP while selecting the infrastructure that best suits each company's deployment needs. "

IP media servers hold the potential of being an open, flexible, and scalable platform for service providers," said Andy Nilssen, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. "However, today's industrial-strength conferencing applications run on specially designed, dedicated hardware platforms. With this announcement, Spectel and Convedia are breaking new ground by committing to offer Spectel's proven conferencing applications on Convedia's open and scalable IP media servers. The resulting Spectel/Convedia solution should help conferencing service providers develop new revenue opportunities, lower operating costs, and increase their market differentiation."

"Convedia is pleased to partner with Spectel to offer a powerful next generation conferencing solution-set," said Peter Briscoe, president and CEO, Convedia. "This solution will allow conferencing service providers globally to leverage the benefits of converged packet based networks to support a growing need for IP-optimized conferencing solutions."

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