VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liquid Telecom has selected the SaaS version of Telarix’s popular iXTools platform, as well as the industry’s only business-to-business exchange service iXLink, to help automate the management of its fast-growing international voice traffic operation.
Liquid Telecom supplies wholesale fibre optic, satellite, and connectivity services in Africa. It has built Africa’s largest single fibre network spanning over 13,000 kilometres and running from the north of Uganda to Cape Town on a single thread. Its customers include Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions, and businesses of all sizes in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa.
Telarix’s iXTools SaaS is a fully hosted and managed interconnect business optimization and settlement service that enables service providers to reduce costs and increase profitability across their interconnect networks. Telarix’s iXLink, a business exchange with over 3,300 carriers electronically exchanging over 40,000 documents monthly, provides real-time insight, stopping revenue leakage and allowing profit management. Liquid Telecom joins Telarix’s growing customer base from continents all over the world.
Telarix, through iXTools and iXLink, will provide Liquid Telecom a real-time view of voice traffic on its network, enabling Liquid to ensure that its customers continue to receive the highest quality voice service with accurate billing across different countries.
Ramzi Shalak, Head of International Networks at Liquid Telecom, said, “Liquid has taken its place as a major pan-African communications connectivity provider. Telarix will help ensure that we meet our own QoS standards as the voice traffic on our network continues to grow. It enables us to focus on both our profitability and the quality of service we are delivering to our customers across Africa.”
“We are thrilled to have been selected by Liquid Telecom,” states CEO of Telarix Glen Kazerman. “We know our systems will provide the advance performance needed to enable Liquid to provide the quality needed to its customers, positioning the company for growth in the coming years.”
About Liquid Telecom
Liquid Telecom supplies wholesale fibre optic, satellite and connectivity services in Africa. Its customers include Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
Liquid has built Africa’s largest single fibre network which runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town on a single thread. In total, its award-winning Pan-African fibre network spans over 13,000km across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho and South Africa. It is the first fibre network to cross country borders and covers Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.
Liquid’s wholesale network provides connectivity onto the five main subsea cable systems landing in Africa; WACS, EASSY, SEACOM, SAT3 and TEAMs.
Working under various brands, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating entities in Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Liquid Telecom Group is a subsidiary of the Econet Wireless Group.
In November 2012 Liquid was named Best African Wholesale Carrier at the annual telecoms industry awards of Capacity magazine
Telarix, the market leader in Interconnect Business Optimization solutions, helps solve a new set of challenges for international service providers with its software, iXTools and iXLink® . iXLink® enables carriers, resellers and emerging market providers to automate their wholesale interconnect purchase processes. With over 3,300 members exchanging over 40,000 documents monthly in a secure and collaborative business environment, iXLink® has proven to be the solution to have. Its product set includes Price List Receipt, Price List Distribution, Bill Receipt and Bill Distribution. Newly enhanced premium features include dial code analysis and discrepancy management, line by line invoice reconciliation and audit and listed least cost routing report, all designed to focus on improving the bottom line. iXTools, currently processes over 150 billion voice, sms, content and data minutes each year, offering carriers an unprecedented level of visibility and control of interconnect traffic helping them to identify optimal routing strategies, among other things. As a result, users are able to streamline operations to achieve lower operating costs and higher productivity. iXTools is able to provide insight and assistance with Routing, Billing and Audit, Settlement, Trading and Managed Services. Offered in both a licensed and SaaS model Telarix’s software can be integrated to carriers of all sizes. For more information please visit www.telarix.com and www.iXLink.com.