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Belgium’s first all-VoIP network set up by World Telecom Labs and Edpnet

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Telecommunications equipment supplier World Telecom Labs (WTL) and a mobile virtual network operator Edpnet, have announced that the first all-VoIP network in Belgium is now live, enabling businesses to benefit from high-quality and cost effective voice services.


It is stated that Edpnet has become the first operator in Belgium to make the switch from traditional ISDN to a VoIP platform, thus gaining the ability to easily add more capacity, which will ensure the company’s future growth. For this move, Edpnet has deployed WTL’s VoIP switches for its VoIP links, ensuring high call quality and an always-on network, and optimizing bandwidth capacity.


Joachim Slabbaert, COO at 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.”


Edpnet was established in 1999 and currently provides voice services in Belgium, the Netherlands and Russia. In Belgium, the company interconnects with Proximus, the country’s largest telecoms company of which the Belgium Government owns a majority stake.


Leigh Smith, Managing Director 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,” added Smith.

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