iTopia to Distribute NexTone Products to VoIP Carriers in Asia

7/10/2003 - NexTone Communications (, the leading provider of session controller technologies for secure peering of VoIP networks, announced its partnership with iTopia, a global telecommunications service provider and system integrator, to distribute NexTone’s suite of products to Carriers and Service Providers throughout Southeast Asia.

The partnership between iTopia and NexTone benefits Southeast Asian carriers and service providers by leveraging iTopia’s local support and expertise with NexTone’s VoIP technology. According to the terms of the agreement, iTopia will offer complete turnkey solutions and system integration to carriers and will utilize NexTone’s session controller products to enable VoIP connectivity between carriers.

"The NexTone Multiprotocol Signaling Switch solves key issues of VoIP signaling interoperability, such and SIP/H.323 interworking, and uniquely provides connectivity to diverse networks,” said Joe Lim, iTopia’s Senior Manager. “Equally important to iTopia’s customers is the flexibility of the NexTone platform. Using advanced features such as the easy-to-program route engine with centralized creation and collection of call detail records, our carrier customers effortlessly manage their inter-carrier traffic in the most profitable way."

"We are excited to partner with iTopia to deliver NexTone session controllers to VoIP customers in Southeast Asia," said Joe Gallo, Executive Director of Business Development with NexTone. "We view this partnership as a natural fit given the synergies between our companies. iTopia understands the intricacies of building an end-to-end VoIP solution and their expertise and our technology will provide carriers with scalable and easy to operate VoIP networks."

As the leading provider of session controller technology for service providers and carriers, NexTone Communications enables the interconnection of voice networks in the most simple and cost effective way. NexTone's customers have deployed over 1 billion minutes per month of VoIP capacity. Our success is the result of a comprehensive solution that includes the NexTone Multiprotocol Signaling Switch (MSW), a core session controller deployed at the center of the network, and the Multiprotocol Session Controller (MSC), an edge session controller deployed at the network edge. Customers have deployed NexTone session controllers to minimize their reliance on traditional VoIP technologies, thereby significantly reducing their CAPEX and OPEX spending.

About iTopia
iTopia Group is a privately held multi-national company focused on the distribution, integration and provision of services for IP-based telephony products and communications. The company has a global presence and operates retail, wholesale and clearinghouse facilities. Founded in 1998, iTopia is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with sales offices in South East Asia, China, India and United Kingdom. For more information please visit

About NexTone Communications
NexTone Communications, headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA is the leading provider of carrier-class session controllers for the delivery of real-time services over packet networks, such as voice over IP. NexTone solutions enable carriers and service providers to securely, simply and cost-effectively interconnect networks. For more information, visit

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