empowerTel Networks, a supplier of system solutions for the converging networking and telecommunications market, inaugurated an Advanced Next-Generation Network (NGN) Development Center in the capital. This lab will function as the complete development arm for company’s USX1000 product line and will be one of the first labs in India to work on the carrier class VoIP switch technology. The center will also be instrumental in supporting switch deployment in the Asia-Pacific region, including supervising trials with Indian telecom service providers.
“Our India facility will serve as an advanced NGN Development Center for future innovative development work for empowerTel worldwide,” said Raj Saksena, CTO and VP, Business Development, empowerTel Networks. “Built on the model of Bell Labs this NGN facility will be the most advanced VoIP telecom lab in India,” he added.
The India facility will play a key role in providing support in upcoming customer trials, product deployments and on-going support thereafter in the Southeast Asia and some of the Asia Pacific region. “The India lab is fully equipped to test, demonstrate and support USX 1000 functionality to our customers,” elaborates Saksena.
The network development center has been set-up with an estimated investment of $ 4 million and incorporates a full-fledged telecom test and simulation lab in the 17000 sq ft fully integrated facility. It will house about 100 telecom professionals by the year-end.
We are seeking to attract the very best telecom talent in India,” says Saksena. “Professionals working in the India Advanced NGN Development Center will be instrumental in the development of Next Generation IP and Intelligent Network Services for empowerTel’s advanced USX 1000 VoIP switch. These are very exciting and cutting edge areas,” he added.