PTGi-ICS Selects Dialogic’s ControlSwitch System to Transform Its Network

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Carrier elevates its network interoperability, service delivery for any-to-any connectivity

Parsippany, N.J. – May 8, 2014 – Dialogic Inc., the Network Fuel® company, today announced that PTGi International Carrier Services selected Dialogic’s ControlSwitch™ System to upgrade its current switching platform to help shed its network of the limitations imposed by its legacy infrastructure.  With its latest ControlSwitch release, Dialogic has introduced additional IMS/VoLTE-ready media gateway control function (MGCF) capabilities that include Diameter support for charging and postpaid applications as well as  support for CAMEL services such as mobile number portability. This new reduced footprint ControlSwitch configuration gives service providers, even with more modest initial traffic requirements, a future-ready, cost-effective, carrier-class switching platform.

PTGi International Carrier Services, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of HC2 Holdings Inc., is a global network operator based in the US with operations in the UK who recently selected Dialogic network infrastructure solutions as part of its ongoing commitment to deploying cutting edge technology to deliver high quality voice services to their customers.  “We replaced and updated our legacy switching and session control platforms with  Dialogic’s ControlSwitch System and BorderNet™ 4000 SBC,” said Craig Denson, president of PTGi-ICS.  “The ROI made sense; we were able to consolidate multiple switching platforms at several POP locations that we anticipate will help us reduce space, power and operational overhead and still improve the overall availability and performance. The ControlSwitch System provides support for features like pre-paid services, HD Voice, mobility features, and its IMS readiness complements how we expect to innovate our services portfolio.”

The new ControlSwitch System release is equipped with adaptive multi-rate (AMR) wideband support for end-to-end delivery of revenue generating HD Voice.  The ControlSwitch System offers service providers geographic redundancy, and the distributed architecture allows them to manage their global networks as a single entity from a centralized location. Some vendors require service providers to manage each switch instance as a silo even with geographically redundant configurations.  With this centralized management function, Dialogic customers can speed up the process by which they update their routing policies so they can enjoy lower operational overhead even if they have to support complex global networks. 

“The ControlSwitch System is widely deployed and field proven by major carriers who have used it to replace their aging and end-of-life switching infrastructure,” said Jim Machi, Dialogic vice president of product management. “The ControlSwitch System scales from a few thousand ports to networks with more than one million ports, and can support true geographic diversity. It can also scale without the looming threat of having to undergo costly forklift upgrades.”


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About HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2  (HC2 Holdings, Inc.), through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary PTGi International Carrier Services, Inc., is one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. HC2 owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches and media gateways. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. For more information please go to

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About Dialogic

Dialogic, the Network Fuel® company, inspires the world’s leading service providers and application developers to elevate the performance of media-rich communications across the most advanced networks. We boost the reliability of any-to-any network connections, supercharge the impact of applications and amplify the capacity of congested networks. Forty-eight of the world’s top 50 mobile operators and nearly 3,000 application developers rely on Dialogic to redefine the possible and exceed user expectations. Follow us on Twitter @Dialogic.

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