Company’s First Wholesale Collaboration Since Acquiring Arbinet Corporation
HERNDON, VA.,– April 11, 2011 – PTGi International Carrier Services (ICS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) – OTCBB: PMUG, today announces it is now offering Slinger, a cloud-based CDR storage solution developed by IceHook Systems, an emerging Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider.
Slinger, a proprietary, cloud-based solution, provides a modern-day alternative to traditional data backup services. It provides telecom carriers a long-term Call Detail Record (CDR) storage tool, accessible through a web-based interface. This easy-to-use CDR management tool provides carriers with a storage backup and retrieval system for billions of records.
By providing direct access to stored CDR’s, Slinger is an easy alternative to searching through antiquated tapes or files archived in storage facilities. With flexible system administration options, Slinger offers IT Managers the ability to administer tiered access levels for different user groups. According to Chad Harland, Director of Billing at Transcom Enhanced Services, which uses the CDR storage product, “Slinger takes the grunt work out of maintaining records. It has allowed us to securely backup our records, while shaving 90% off the time it takes to retrieve historical call detail records.”
“PTGi ICS’ technology-based solutions for carriers have been, and continue to be at the forefront of innovation,” says Randy Weinberger, President of IceHook Systems. “PTGi ICS is a logical channel for IceHook and we are excited to bring the Slinger solution to their customers.”
“We are constantly looking to provide our customers with the best products and services to augment and support their business requirements,” adds PTGi ICS President John Melick. “As the need for CDR storage and retrieval increases due to federal legal and regulatory requirements, our customers need a reliable and flexible CDR service to assist with backup, recovery and retrieval of their call data; Slinger provides that. PTGi ICS’ customers now have the ability to gain cloud-based access, and search capabilities of all stored records, instantly.”
IceHook Systems is a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider to the telecommunications industry. IceHook enables its carrier customers to manage large volumes of data, such as Call Detail Records (CDRs), in a cloud-computing environment to increase reliability, security and scalability while reducing costs. IceHook Systems is headquartered in New York City.
About PTGi ICS
PTGi International Carrier Services is one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. In February 2011, PTGi acquired Arbinet Corporation, a leading provider of international voice and IP solutions to carriers and service providers globally. With more than 1,100 carriers across the world connected to its network, PTGi ICS combines global scale with sophisticated platform intelligence, call routing and industry leading credit management and settlement capabilities. Customers and suppliers include many leading fixed line, mobile, wholesale and VoIP carriers as well as calling card, ISPs and content providers around the world who buy and sell voice and IP telecommunications capacity and content.
Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
PTGi ICS Contact:
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