Monday, March 31, 2008

US National Telecom Begins Interop Testing of Voice Traffic Route to Cuba

US National Telecom Begins Interop Testing of Voice Traffic Route to Cuba

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributing Editor

US National Telecom, through its wholesale subsidiary, has begun interop
testing of a voice traffic route to Cuba.

Because there is a trade embargo with Cuba, the subsidiary will legally
operate like all other USA telcos and send traffic to licensed non-USA
telecom carriers. In turn, these carriers will have direct connections
to Cuba.

According to the company, the demand for voice traffic capacity to Cuba
is at an all-time high. The demand is especially high from prepaid phone
card companies in Florida and New York. USNT anticipates millions of
minutes of voice traffic for these new routes, with the potential to
bring in upwards of $550,000 in additional annual revenue.

Both the execution and cost projections have indicated that this venture
will be profitable. USNT said in a press release that this project is
currently pending corporate counsel's review of current trade laws
regarding the embargo in place with Cuba.

In view of their experience in other Latin American countries, USNT
President G. Giagnocavo is confident that the ability to handle voice
traffic to Cuba will give them a decided advantage over many other
telecom companies.

USNT is a growing family of New Generation tech companies using VoIP.
Earlier this month the company, through its wholesale subsidiary,
received many offers for its voice traffic routes to El Salvador,
Guatemala, and Honduras. A major UK telco inked a deal for voice traffic
estimated to generate $160,000 per month for a minimum of twelve months.

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