Press Release

World Telecom Labs and edpnet today announced that Belgium’s first all-VoIP network is now live with businesses benefiting from high-quality, cost effective voice services.

Established in 1999, edpnet is a fast-growing MVNO providing voice services in Belgium, The Netherlands and Russia.

In Belgium, edpnet interconnects to Proximus, the country’s largest telecoms company which is majority owned by the Belgium Government.

edpnet has become the first operator in Belgium to switch its traffic from traditional ISDN to a VoIP platform. This move is an investment for edpnet’s future growth as it is now very easy to add more capacity.

Multi-award-winning World Telecom Labs is a long-term supplier to both edpnet and Proximus and was chosen once again to help edpnet with its migration to VoIP.

edpnet has deployed WTL’s specialist VoIP switches to deliver its VoIP links to improve the quality of calls, ensure that the network is always available and optimise bandwidth capacity without compromising voice quality.

WTL’s switches have been specifically designed to replace the huge, expensive, maintenance-heavy switches that have traditionally been used to transfer VoIP traffic onto other networks. For edpnet, WTL’s suite of switches have a number of advantages over traditional switches including: Increased capacity, greater flexibility, high reliability even under very heavy traffic loads and full redundancy.

Joachim Slabbaert, COO edpnet said “WTL is a technologically innovative company whose team really understand what VoIP operators want and need. We buy from them because they do what they say – improve our network and reduce our costs. This migration is a huge milestone for our company and has been a complete success thanks to the help and support of the experienced VoIP team at WTL”.

Leigh Smith, MD of WTL, said “Congratulations to edpnet on its achievement of this landmark VoIP interconnect. We are delighted to have been part of the company’s past, current and future successes. Passing the tests of Tier 1 operators like Proximus just helps to prove our claims that our VoIP equipment is the most reliable and secure offering on the global market enabling challenger operators like edpnet to offer competitive and cost-effective voice services.

We have created a real niche for ourselves as an innovative company with proven techniques to improve the quality, bandwidth efficiency and reliability of VoIP networks. Many VoIP operators simply don’t realise that there are myriad ways in which their network can be optimized to increase capacity and reduce costs”.

WTL’s VoIP optimisation services and equipment are being used by a number of operators throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

About World Telecom Labs (WTL)

Headquartered in Belgium with offices in the UK, Nigeria and Brazil, WTL helps operators in developed and emerging markets to deploy cost-effective, reliable voice and data networks for both rural and urban environments.

WTL has deployments world-wide with a well-deserved reputation for excellent service, reliable products and an expert team.

WTL’s innovative, practical and cost-effective portfolio includes its:

· Signalling gateways and pre-paid applications for emerging carriers and telecom service operators.

· Award-winning range of high capacity VoIP and hybrid VoIP/TDM switches which have been specifically designed to replace the huge, expensive, maintenance-heavy switches traditionally used to transfer VoIP traffic onto other networks.

· Award-winning Vivada (Village Voice and Data), specifically developed so that operators, wholesale carriers and ISPs in emerging markets can build low OPEX, low-CAPEX networks in rural areas.

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