Illuminet Acquires NYSINET Network Assets, Customers Near NYC, Albany.Business Editors/Technology Writers
OLYMPIA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2001
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gains added capacity and ability to lower facilities costs
for key customers in Boston-New York corridor
Illuminet Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ILUM), a leading provider of advanced nationwide signaling and intelligent network services to telecommunications carriers, announced that it has acquired a pair of Signal Transfer Points (STPs) from the New York New York, state, United States
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Illuminet already operates the largest independent Signaling System 7 ("SS7") network in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , and the former NYSINET STPs add capacity and direct access to the network in key metropolitan areas of the northeast region, according to according to
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"Acquiring the NYSINET STPs supports Illuminet's strategic plan to expand our network coverage throughout the northeast while reducing our customers' transport costs," said Bruce Johnson For the American politician, see Bruce Edward Johnson.
Bruce Johnson co-founded a Canadian personal income tax software company named WinTax in 1992 with fellow University of Alberta graduate Chad Frederick. , Illuminet vice president for operations and engineering. "We are now better positioned to meet the rising demand for our signaling and intelligent network services in the New York-to-Boston technology corridor."
Illuminet previously served NYSINET, a consortium of independent carriers, through a wholesale network relationship. As a result of the transaction, Illuminet will continue to directly serve 27 of the NYSINET customers. In addition to existing service agreements, Illuminet can now offer these customers additional network and OSS Oss (ôs), city (1994 pop. 62,141), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands; chartered 1399. It is a significant industrial center. Manufactures include meat products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, and metalware. services.
With the added New York STPs, the Illuminet network now consists of 13 pairs of STPs and more than 150 signaling points A node in an SS7 network. See SS7 and point code. of interconnection in major cities including Dallas, Chicago and the Bay Area. Signal transfer points are specialized packet switches used to route data messages over a separate signaling network (SS7) utilized in today's vast, interconnected telecommunications networks. This separate SS7 network handles the complex process of controlling the path of phone calls plus additional information carried with them, to be delivered on the local network which carries the actual voice message. The result is near-instantaneous, high-quality call connection and delivery of advanced services such as caller identification, number portability See NP. and nationwide roaming for wireless calls.
Founded in 1981, Illuminet (Nasdaq:ILUM) is a leading provider of advanced nationwide signaling and intelligent network services to the communications industry communications industry, broadly defined, the business of conveying information. Although communication by means of symbols and gestures dates to the beginning of human history, the term generally refers to mass communications. . Connection to the Illuminet network gives carriers access to the system of signaling networks of nearly the entire U.S. public-switched telecommunications infrastructure through a single source. Illuminet specializes in SS7 network services and intelligent network solutions for services such as calling name delivery, calling card validation, wireless roaming, number portability, network usage measurement, network management, Operations Support System (OSS) interconnection services, clearinghouse services, toll-free database and other specialized database access functions. The company also provides prepaid wireless services including real-time account management, through its subsidiary National Telemanagement Corporation, based in Dallas, TX. Illuminet's headquarters are at 4501 Intelco Loop, SE, Lacey, WA 98503; 360/493-6000; www.illuminet.com.
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