Townspeople will disaccustom to phoneUnder the information, the company “ Peterstar “ carries on negotiations with firm Ericsson for purchase of the package switchboard in which possibilities of granting of services classical and IP - a telephony are integrated. One of these days the parties have signed the report on intentions. The new equipment is necessary “ Peterstaru “ to be fixed in market IP - a telephony. Its basic competitor “ Metrocom “ in the autumn of this year too intend to start advancement IP - services.
IP - telecommunication is carried out on channels of a network the Internet or special IP - to the telephone systems operating by a principle of the Internet. As at such call the international (long-distance) telephone operator is not involved in any way, cost IP - communications appears 10 times less cost of traditional telephone connection. To use services IP - communications, the subscriber has enough from any phone (mobile or usual) to dial city number of operator IP - communications and to enter in tonovom a set a personal PIN code for access to network services.
Services IP - a telephony “ Peterstar “ has started to sell in May of last year. In April 2003 - go the company has started in test operation the new equipment for IP - networks - the switchboard softswitch the French company Netcentrex in cost $500 thousand the operator has started Now negotiations with Ericsson about acquisition of the package switchboard in which functions as a classical telephony are initially integrated, and IP - services. In addition to possibility to serve IP - the traffic the package switchboard has capacity of an order of 10 thousand numbers. According to the chief of department of telematic services “ Peterstara “ Peter Akulshina, such purchase can appear more favourable, rather than acquisition of a platform for IP - services and telephone exchange separately.
“ this year we have planned serious investments into development IP - knot. This market will grow both in private, and in corporate sector “ - the general director " has declared; Peterstara “ Victor Koresh. - services the competitor " has plans of an exit for mass market IP also; Peterstara “ - “ Metrocom “. However, to do serious injections in development of this segment the company does not plan. “ we yet did not advertise IP - a telephony as service for the clients, but we will start to advance it as additional and inexpensive service on the basis of the existing equipment " this autumn; - the director for marketing " has declared; Metrocom “ Pavel Tereshchenko. “ Peterstar “ on the contrary, intend to position IP - service as a worthy kind of communication for the corporate clients. “ Introducing expensive equipment, we want to destroy developed representation that IP - a telephony less qualitative kind of communication, than usual phone “ - Victor Koresh has informed.
by data, today the market volume in Petersburg makes $7 - 10 million uses Services of such communication of 20 % of all companies and not less than 10 % of private persons.