ICSS and Slovak Telekom sign wholesale voice agreement

Deutsche Telekom ICSS and Slovak Telekom announce consolidation of international wholesale voice business

Bonn, Germany – December 21, 2016 – Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) and Slovak Telekom, the leading Slovakian telecommunications provider, have signed an agreement to integrate the international voice trading activities of Slovak Telekom under the umbrella of Deutsche Telekom ICSS, leveraging synergies for both companies as of January 1, 2017.

The integration includes the aggregation of trading, commercial and technical routing and network optimization. This partnership will allow Slovak Telekom to serve its customers more cost effectively with premium voice quality. Traffic will flow through the Deutsche Telekom network via their Next Generation Voice international (NGVi) network switch in Frankfurt. It will also benefit from the stronger worldwide sales force and cost savings provided by Deutsche Telekom ICSS.

Tamas Sandor, Head of Global Voice at Deutsche Telekom ICSS, says, “I’m very pleased about this cooperation, which enables Slovak Telekom to fully take advantage of our economies of scale in the international wholesale voice business and the competence of our international trading expert team.”

“The offer from Deutsche Telekom ICSS was persuasive and allows us to focus even better on our retail core business and customers,” says Otomar Ambros, Wholesale Relationship Director at Slovak Telekom. “We are looking forward to a successful partnership.”

About Slovak Telekom
Slovak Telekom is the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. It provides products and services of fixed-line and mobile network to individuals, households and corporate clients. Slovak Telekom has long been a leader in technological innovations on the Slovak telecommunication market.
The company is the biggest provider of wired broadband internet through optical and metallic networks (FTTX, ADSL, VDSL). Slovak Telekom also provides digital television via the latest IPTV and DVB-S2 satellite technology. In the field of mobile communication, the company provides internet access using several technologies of the high-speed data transmission - GPRS/EDGE, UMTS FDD/HSDPA/HSUPA, Flash-OFDM and LTE.

About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 860 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:
Internet & Transport: Enable a connected society by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines and around 18 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2015). The Group provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet and Internet-based TV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for businesses and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom has a presence in more than 50 countries and employs about 225,200 people worldwide. The Group generated revenues of 69.2 billion euros in the 2015 financial year – roughly 64 percent of it outside Germany.
For further information, see http://www.telekom.com/home


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