June 25th, 2013
ViaSat selects Alianza for Exede Voice
Wholesale Cloud Solution Powers New Broadband Satellite Residential Voice Service
Lindon, Utah – June 25, 2013 – Alianza Inc., the leader in cloud voice platforms, announced today that ViaSat Inc. has selected the company’s VoIP solution to power ViaSat’s newly launched Exede® Voice service. ViaSat turned to Alianza’s turnkey wholesale solution to successfully address market timing, product and cost requirements. Alianza’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) model applied to wholesale voice helps enable service providers to maximize voice profitability and minimize risk.
ViaSat chose Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform after an extensive evaluation of voice delivery options. Alianza provided a superior time to market, voice quality, operational control and business case for ViaSat’s new voice service. ViaSat made extensive use of Alianza’s application programming interface (API) to integrate the service administration, customer care and reporting functions into its back-office systems, resulting in significantly less time and resources required to manage and scale Exede Voice.
“At ViaSat, our engineers and technical team focused on optimizing every point in the Exede network to deliver superior call quality,” said Lisa Scalpone, vice president, Satellite Services. “Alianza will enable us to effectively manage and scale our back-office functions. Together, these capabilities are the foundation of an end-to-end customer experience that delivers quality, value and convenience.”
Powered by the ViaSat-1 satellite, ViaSat’s high-speed Exede Internet serves approximately 300,000 subscribers and covers about 80 percent of the U.S. population. Launched June 17, Exede Voice is the first satellite VoIP residential telephone service introduced in the U.S.
“With an offer including Exede Voice, Internet and satellite television, ViaSat is delivering a triple-play communications and entertainment service bundle for consumers,” said Brian Beutler, CEO and co-founder of Alianza. “Our cloud voice platform provides ViaSat with the right capabilities at a cost that makes clear business sense.”
ViaSat (www.viasat.com) delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,300 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,700 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.