Tata signs voice solutions agreement with UPC Wholesale
Tata Communications has entered a voice solutions agreement with UPC Wholesale, the B2B unit of Liberty Global.
Under the deal Tata will provide access to its IP voice switching platform and support systems.
Tata said this will enable UPC to integrate its different voice networks into a single next-generation platform, providing cost savings and improving call quality.
"By offering shared resources we enable companies like UPC to focus on core services and key growth segments, while being able to reduce capital commitments to traffic management platforms, back-office capabilities and next-generation IP networks. At the same time, we'll benefit from UPC Wholesale’s local market knowledge and reach, allowing us to continually improve our leading portfolio of voice services," said Michel Guyot, president of Global Voice Solutions for Tata Communications.
UPC Wholesale will benefit from ongoing investments in systems and processes to improve voice quality, roaming quality and enable HD voice, according to Tata.
"Access to Tata Communications' world leading infrastructure and system tools will help strengthen our wholesale voice offering, enhancing performance and quality for the UPC Wholesale end-customer,” said Ritchy Drost, CFO of European broadband operations at Liberty Global.
“By centralising the voice business, UPC Wholesale is now able to offer carriers one single point of contact to do voice business for the 10 different countries UPC Wholesale is active in: Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary and Austria."