Epsilon Global Communications group's Cataleya has been selected for the migration of Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (Libtelco) from legacy TDM infrastructure to IP networking.
Under the agreement, Cataleya will deliver a turnkey solution developed from its Orchid One session and application manager, for interconnection, billing, and session and application management.
With this deal, Liberia will benefit from high-performance IP network infrastructure, enabling the delivering of new IP services.
Cataleya in a statement said the deal is for Phase 1 of the network modernisation which will enable the delivery of domestic and international VoIP services to local enterprises and government and allow international calling from fixed line phones for the first time in Liberia.
The second phase of the project will support the delivery of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to Liberia's growing small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Andreas Hipp, chief executive officer at Cataleya said: "We are supporting the modernisation of Liberia's communications infrastructure with a complete solution that is accelerating the adoption of IP services. Whether it is international VoIP calling or Cloud Communications, this is a major step forward for Liberia and will fast-track growth in local businesses, start-ups, and technological innovation in West Africa."
"We (are) transforming our network to deliver advanced communications services and applications and shaping a new era in communications sector in Liberia. We selected Cataleya because it offered us the fastest and most efficient way to modernise our network and deliver high-quality IP services. It is critical that we invest in future-proof technologies like Orchid One to guarantee the long-term success of the communications market in Liberia," says Sebastian Muah, chief executive officer and managing director at Libtelco.
Cataleya had earlier deployed Orchid One in Nigeria with Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria (ICN).
ICN used the solution to move from TDM interconnects to IP and to serve local and regional mobile operators and fixed-line service providers with intelligent IP connectivity.
"Cataleya and its parent company Epsilon are working on delivering simple, secure and efficient solutions for modernising networks and adopting IP. We believe that integrating intelligent networking and technologies to deliver complete solutions can benefit unique markets in Africa and around the world," Hipp concluded.