Pac-West and Verisign partner on converged solutions

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Pac-West and Verisign partner on converged solutions

Pac-West today announced a partnership with Verisign to deliver converged communications services, that combines IP/data, VoIP, and wireless. I've written about Verisign in the past with regards to VoIP. In fact, Verisign is a huge proponent of ENUM, as am I. Looks like they're going to support e911 as well.

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VeriSign Database and Signaling Services Combined With Pac-West IP and PSTN Expertise to Create Turnkey Convergence Offering for VoIP

Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PACW - News), a leading provider of traditional and next-generation voice communications services, today announced a strategic alliance with VeriSign, Inc. to provide services that enable communications providers to offer converged IP, voice and data communications.

By bundling VeriSign signaling and database services with Pac-West's network, the companies can offer the infrastructure elements needed to interconnect IP-based and traditional public switched telephone networks (PSTN).

VeriSign will supply Pac-West with back office and database services including Calling Party Name (CNAM), Local Number Portability (LNP), SS7 and provisioning services. Pac-West will contribute voice and data network services such as trunking, switching and IP transport.

The result will be a VoIP service bureau that features LNP, E911, directory listings, customer ordering and service interfaces with near real- time notifications combined with IP and PSTN bearer and signaling networks for near real-time service activation.

"Working with Pac-West allows us to speed the introduction of VoIP and next-generation services," said Bill Wolfe, senior vice president, VeriSign Communications Services. "Combining VeriSign's experience operating mission- critical database and signaling services with Pac-West's services creates reliable solutions that providers can use to compete in today's rapidly changing communications market."

"VeriSign is the ideal partner to enhance our national expansion plans and strategy of being a single source for converged solutions that VoIP, wireless, broadband and other service providers are starting to offer," said Hank Carabelli, Pac-West president and CEO. "VeriSign's intelligent infrastructure services greatly expand the functionality and scalability of our traditional and IP-enabling services, allowing both companies to drive adoption of next- generation applications."



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