Contributed by Karissa Campbell of JS&A

MegaFon, the first and only carrier to launch its own network in all regions of Russia, has chosen Arbinet’s PrivateExchange to improve global interconnect efficiencies for its voice termination.    An outsourcing solution that enables retail service providers and carriers to aggregate multiple voice interconnections into a single TDM or VoIP interconnect with Arbinet, PrivateExchange is a strategic part of MegaFon’s action plan for developing the mobile telecom operator’s “international footprint.”

Using PEX to build virtual direct routes to its international correspondent carriers, MegaFon can improve port utilization and network efficiency.

States Konstantin Solodukhin, MegaFon’s Deputy General Director for Fixed Line Business Development and Interconnection. “It was our strategic decision to focus on interconnection with incumbent carriers and find an integrated solution for the rest of international voice wholesale. Arbinet’s PrivateExchange allows us to use less company resources on handling those interconnections as well as to keep independence in choosing partners for traffic exchange and focus on negotiating better rates and achieving better quality for our customer calls.”

Read full press release here.