Clarent enables BRAIN TRUST to fill missing link for international carriers
between volume and hard-to-reach markets
London, 17 June 2002 - Clarent® Corporation (OTC: CLRN), a leading provider
of softswitch solutions for next generation networks, today announced an
agreement with BRAIN TRUST to deliver its Voice over IP solutions. BRAIN
TRUST, a German-owned international, independent carrier is deploying
Clarent VoIP solutions from their Central London site, to provide
international operators; such as Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, and NTT, with
attractive, cost-effective VoIP telephony to reach the 'white spots' within
the geographic international telecommunications network.
BRAIN TRUST collects International IP telephony minutes at their central
London headquarters for distribution of voice traffic to locations in South
East Europe, the Middle East, the Asian Pacific region and America. The
solution deployed consists of a Clarent Command Centre, to handle the
routing, call management and billing; the Clarent Application Server which
handles the operation, administration, maintenance and provisioning, plus
Clarent's Next Generation VoIP Gateways, to transmit data, voice and fax
traffic over the network. According to Frost & Sullivan the European VoIP
gateway market is dominated by a handful of providers. Clarent occupies
second place behind Cisco Systems.
Dr. Hans Netix, Chief Operating Officer of BRAIN TRUST Asia Pacific,
commented as follows: "The market demand for the cost-effective termination
of voice telephony is steadily increasing and even exceeds our own planned
capacities. We chose Clarent as our VoIP provider because of the company's
excellent reputation in the industry and the promise of short delivery and
installation times. We were particularly impressed by the flexibility and
scalability of the solution and the quality of the Network Operation Centre
services is what convinced us to select Clarent as a partner."
"BRAIN TRUST are linked with many of the world's leading telecommunications
providers and classified as a first tier carrier. Winning this deal is a
testament to the high quality and scalability of the Clarent solutions and
confirms our status in the upper echelons of the telecommunications market,"
explains Denis Murphy, Vice President EMEA for Clarent.
The first BRAIN TRUST sites to serve the Middle East became operational in
December 2001 Additional locations in South East Europe, the Middle East,
Asia and America are planned for the first quarter of 2002 reinforcing BRAIN
TRUST's market position as the missing link for International carriers
between volume and hard-to-reach markets.
About BRAIN TRUST Asia Pacific Telecommunications Services Pte. Ltd.
BRAIN TRUST Asia Pacific is an independent, German-owned international
carrier. The company offers attractive, cost-effective IP telephony services
and value-added services in hard-to-reach regions international networks.
BRAIN TRUST positions itself as an "extended arm" of established
international network operators with high data volumes and represents the
link between international carriers in markets with large data volumes and
those in markets which are difficult to access. BRAIN TRUST is linked with
reputable telecommunications providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, NTT and
Singtel. The company focuses on Southeast Europe, the Middle East and
Southeast Asia, and is creating an independent, modular and flexible network
infrastructure there. Further details about BRAIN TRUST can be found
Clarent Corporation (OTC: CLRNE) is a leading provider of voice solutions
for next generation networks. Clarent's solutions enable service providers
to deploy a converged network (voice, data and applications). Clarent
solutions reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies while delivering
innovative new services that allow end users to manage their communications.
Founded in 1996, Clarent is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. and has
offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. For more
information please visit
Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about
the expected development of market demand for IP-based communications in
Italy. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including risks and
uncertainties associated with the future demand for and adoption of IP-based
communications in Italy, as well as potential issues relating to Clarent's
ability to introduce new products and ability to retain customers, changes
in market conditions, changes in government regulations, technological
changes and other factors which could cause actual results to vary
materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking
statements. These risks and uncertainties are described further in the risk
factors discussed in Clarent's periodic filings with the SEC.
Clarent, Gateway 1200, Clarent Command Center, Gatekeeper and OpenAccess are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Clarent Corporation in the United
States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks, registered trademarks
and service marks are the property of their respective owners.
Nicola Alvey Leigh Hooker
éclat Marketing éclat Marketing
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