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ViaSat Satellite VoIP System Selected by Grupo TVSA Argentina



Aug. 24, 2011


ViaSat Inc. is supplying its Edge Access Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) system to Grupo TVSA of Argentina, enabling the CATV and broadband Internet provider to offer triple play services. The ViaSat softswitch communication system delivers end-to-end, enhanced satellite VoIP networking for broadband, enterprise managed services, wholesale services, peering, and hosted applications.


ViaSat is also integrating a back office application for administration, provisioning, and billing from IPVision called SIMA into the Grupo TVSA network.


The combination will enable Grupo TVSA to launch services in cooperation with three national subsidiaries: Teledifusora S.A. (Rosario City), Megavision Santiago S.A. (Santiago del Estero City), Decoteve S.A. (Salta City). The project involves deploying phone services on more than 15,000 lines, including SS7 protocols for interconnecting with telephony incumbents in the region.


"Because our network infrastructure stretches across a vast territory, we need IP-based provisioning and billing that is scalable and cost-effective," said Alfredo Argiz, General Director, Grupo TVSA. "After a thorough evaluation of leading softswitch systems, we selected ViaSat because they are providing the combination of a leading softswitch with an integrated back office system, as well as local support and expertise. Now we can offer carrier-class telephony to our broadband users."


"Our system integrated easily with Grupo TVSA infrastructure and is adding value and support to the company's growth plans," said Sergio Lastra, ViaSat sales manager for Latin America. "In addition, we thank IPVision for its work and support on this project."


"Our strategic cooperation with ViaSat has allowed us to provide joint customers with a carrier-class system that is completely integrated with billing and back office applications. We expect the cable market in Argentina to follow this strategy and launch triple play services using our technology," said Ivan Alizade, CEO of IPVision S.A.