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Aarenet Partner Conference Event 2017 in Hoi An, Vietnam

Aarenet announced today that it hosted the premier APAC Partner Conference event in Hoi An, a historic city in central Vietnam. The three day event was a great success as our Customers and Partners from Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have had opportunities to carry out networking activities with each other, shared their operational experiences and success stories. Aarenet also presented our planning, future direction, product roadmap and technology trends to our Customers and Partners.

Due to the success of this event, Aarenet is looking forward to hosting our 2018 Partner Event in another country in the Southeast Asia region.

“Personally, this event was a great experience for me as I have now a much better understanding of the APAC region and our related Customers. In particular, I did get a deep insight into the evolving needs of our Customers and how they are adapting with the constantly changing ICT world, which ultimately affect how they are conducting business in their local country. I have also understood in an impressive way, how important personal customer relations are in Asia.  Having such personal customer relations, Aarenet has a distinct competitive advantage, which will allow us to grow a sustainable business.” says Professor Dr. Andreas Danuser, Chairman of Aarenet.

Certification and Integration of Yealink T5 Media Phone Series with Aarenet VoIP System

Customers of Aarenet VoIP Systems can deploy the new generation SIP phones using zero-touch provisioning. Yealink and Aarenet combine strong VoIP solutions for customers in Europe and beyond.

Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Aarenet, a technology vendor of carrier-class VoIP Solutions, are pleased to announce that Yealink’s T5 Media Phone series generation are now fully interoperability tested and integrated into the Aarenet VoIP System’s Auto-provisioning server. The integration includes auto provisioning through redirect service and the programming and setting of user programmable terminal keys supported through the Aarenet system GUI. Existing Aarenet systems can be enhanced to support the different phone types. New installations and systems will support the terminals initially.

Yealink SIP Phone portfolio is an important component of the Aarenet carrier-class VoIP System, specifically, Virtual PBX deployment for Business Customers. The Aarenet VoIP Systems facilite advanced communication and attractive Total Cost of Ownership for End-users. Advanced functionalities like Fixed Mobile Convergence, Virtual PBX and key UC features such as Call Control, Collaboration, Messaging and Mobility complete the overall feature offering.

Yealink's T5 Smart Media Phone series provides an all-in-one solution for business of all sizes. Designed for today's busy executives and professionals in various vertical markets, the series features an industry-unique design, high-definition audio and video quality, and a range of robust features.

The series flagship, Yealink SIP-T58V, is a simple-to-use smart media phone that provides an enriched HD audio and video calling experience for business professionals. This all-new smart media phone enables productivity-enhancing visual communication with the ease of a standard phone. Based on Android 5.1.1 operating system, the SIP-T58V features a seven-inch adjustable multi-point touch screen, a removable two-megapixel HD camera CAM50, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR, and it is coupled with a built-in web browser, calendar, recorder and more, which also support the installation of third-party applications for business customization.

The Yealink SIP-T5 Smart Media Phone series strikes an exquisite balance between simplicity and sophistication, offering an all-in-one communications solution for today's busy executives, managers and teleworkers.

Frank Remmers, Sales Director at Aarenet said: “With the integration of Yealink’s latest product series we provide an integrated solution to our customers. Zero-touch provisioning and quick customer deployment are crucial in tailoring an easy-to-work-with SIP phone deployment. The support of OPUS speech codec improves our business offering even further. “

“We can see a significant increase of Aarenet customers in the Southeast Asian market.” said Lucy Liu, Business Development Director at Yealink. “By working together, we can link the carrier-grade platform with advanced yet user friendly SIP phones.” she added. “Our latest SIP phone series spans the full requirements from customer friendly video phones to high quality business terminals and can be used in diverse scenarios. The broad features set together with the appealing design combine into a very attractive offering.”

About Aarenet
Aarenet, the “CONSIDER IT AS DONE” Company, develops, realizes, markets and operates future-oriented and reliable VoIP Systems for Telecom-, Internet- and Mobile Service Providers, Cable Operators, Utilities and Enterprises. Systems and services are custom designed, implemented on time, deployed in excellent quality and operated in highest availability. Aarenet HQ is based in Switzerland with Customer base in Europe and Asia Pacific regions. For more information, please visit: http://www.e.aarenet.com/.

About Yealink
Yealink (Stock Code: 300628) is a global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider that primarily offers video conferencing systems and voice communication solutions. Founded in 2001, Yealink leverages its independent research and development and innovation to pursue its core mission: “Easy collaboration, high productivity.” The company’s high-quality UC terminal solutions enhance the work efficiency and competitive advantages of its customers in over 100 countries. Yealink is the world’s second-largest SIP phone provider and is number one in the China market. For more information, please visit: www.yealink.com. Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter

Aarenet completed Upgrade of Carrier Class VoIP System for FTP Telecom International - Vietnam

Aarenet announced today that it has completed a major Softswitch platform upgrade for FPT Telecom International (FTI), the largest VoIP Service Provider in Vietnam. The upgrade increased system hardware computing power and necessary software license to support more than 8,000 concurrent call capacity. Other system components such as Firewalls, Session Border Controllers and SS7 network were also augmented in a geographical redundant configuration to ensure extreme resilience. Aarenet’s local APAC team and Specialists from Switzerland were on-site to carry out the upgrade procedure and final system acceptance for FPT Telecom International.

“I am pleased to observe that the upgrade processes went smoothly as planned. It was quite an intensive project but with excellent team effort and planning from several departments within Aarenet AG, we were able to complete the project successfully and meet the projected timeline as committed to FPT Telecom International.” says Mr. Felix Jakob – Aarenet CEO.

“With the newly upgraded platform, FPT Telecom International can further expand their Business and Enterprise service portfolio by providing additional features such as WebRTC Click-to-Call, Video Conference and Cloud Call Centre functionality. I am looking forward to replicate the success at FPT Telecom International to other Service Providers in Southeast Asia.” says Mr. Chanh Pham, Regional Sales Manager – Aarenet.

Aarenet Callfilter protects System Users from unwanted Incoming Calls

Aarenet AG now offers on their Carrier grade VoIP platform a call filter to reduce unwanted incoming calls from call centers and advertising companies. All incoming calls are analysed by the solution and compared with an adaptive blacklist. In case of a number match, the call will be directed to a predefined voice message.

The blacklist is continuously updated based on the actual calls and different criteria. This list is enhanced with known numbers from national and international blacklists and synchronised with the Aarenet VoIP system. Actual tests with productive systems show a reduction of up to 30 percent of all incoming calls. The filter can be activated or deactivated per number.

The solution can be activated from Software Version 6.8 and above and can be implemented on existing systems.

Certification and Integration of Yealink T23G and T4S Series SIP Phones with Aarenet VoIP System

Customers of Aarenet VoIP Systems can deploy the new phones using zero-touch provisioning. Yealink and Aarenet bring strong VoIP solutions for customers in Europe and beyond.

Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Aarenet, a technology vendor of carrier-class VoIP Solutions, are pleased to announce that Yealink’s T23G SIP phone as well as the T4S SIP phone generation- one of the first IP phone generations supporting Opus codec - are now fully interoperability tested and integrated into the Aarenet VoIP System’s Auto-provisioning server. The integration includes auto provisioning through redirect service and the programming and setting of user programmable terminal keys supported through the Aarenet system GUI. Existing Aarenet systems can be enhanced to support the different phone types. New installations and systems will support the terminals initially.

Yealink SIP Phone portfolio is an important component of the Aarenet carrier-class VoIP System, specifically, Virtual PBX deployment for Business Customers. The Aarenet VoIP Systems ensure seamless interoperability which facilitates advanced communication and attractive Total Cost of Ownership for End-users. The Aarenet VoIP Systems support all the typical legacy switching features and offers advanced functionalities unavailable on legacy systems like Fixed Mobile Convergence, Virtual PBX and key UC features such as Call Control, Collaboration, Messaging and Mobility.

The Yealink SIP-T23G SIP phone features an intuitive user interface and enhanced functionality which make it easy for people to interact and maximize productivity. Yealink HD technology enables rich, clear, life-like voice communications, outsourced management options, flexible deployment and third-party communications applications. As a cost-effective solution, it helps users to streamline business processes, and delivers a powerful, secure and consistent communication experience for small and large offices environment.

The T4S series includes the entry-level T41S and T42S phones, the gigabit color phone T46S and the gigabit touch screen phone T48S. The series maintains the elegant appearance of the Yealink T4 series. Furthermore, it ensures users a lifelike communication experience thanks to Yealink Optima HD voice technologies and the addition of Opus, a totally open, highly versatile audio codec, to its comprehensive list of supported audio codecs. The T4S provides enhanced performance and extended hardware functionalities for business customers. 

The upgraded T4S series incorporates the latest advanced components for excellent stability and performance. The phone series delivers a remarkable phone experience with an optimized smartphone-like interface. Integrated cutting-edge features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and rich one-touch soft keys bring additional convenience and increased productivity for customers. The T4S series protects business users’ investment thanks to its effortless deployment and extensive feature set.

Frank Remmers, Sales Director at Aarenet said: “Interoperability and zero-touch provisioning are crucial in tailoring an easy-to-work-with solution for SIP phone deployment. Several of our customers indicated that they can migrate many existing- and new customers to our VoIP platform when we can provide support for the Yealink generation. Also, the integration of the OPUS speech codec supports to improve our business offering. In our confirmed roadmap we will integrate Yealink newest product line including video call support and further advanced features.“

“We can see a significant increase of Aarenet customers in the Southeast Asian market.” said Lucy Liu, Business Development Director at Yealink. “By working together, we can link the carrier-grade platform with advanced yet user friendly SIP phones.” she added. “In a migration roadmap, by re-using the existing SIP phones, investments made in the past can be protected and the existing look and feel remains as is. These advantages can be crucial in the customer’s decision process.”

About Aarenet
Aarenet, the “CONSIDER IT AS DONE” Company, develops, realizes, markets and operates future-oriented and reliable VoIP Systems for Telecom-, Internet- and Mobile Service Providers, Cable Operators, Utilities and Enterprises. Systems and services are custom designed, implemented on time, deployed in excellent quality and operated in highest availability. Aarenet HQ is based in Switzerland with Customer base in Europe and Asia Pacific regions. For more information, please click here.

About Yealink
Yealink (Stock Code: 300628)is a global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider that primarily offers video conferencing systems and voice communication solutions. Founded in 2001, Yealink leverages its independent research and development and innovation to pursue its core mission: “Easy collaboration, high productivity.” The company’s high-quality UC terminal solutions enhance the work efficiency and competitive advantages of its customers in over 100 countries. Yealink is the world’s second-largest SIP phone provider and is number one in the China market.For more information, please visit: www.yealink.com.Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter

New VoIP System Release 6.8

The new Aarenet VoIP System Release 6.8 was released end of June 2017 for production. Effective immediately, systems deployed at new customers will be equipped with the new release. An update service for existing installations can be offered without impacting the availability of active service.

Further to planned software maintenance, new features and feature updates, the OPUS bandwidth optimised codec support is implemented. This voice codec enables improved speech quality in those cases where available bandwidth is limited.

Integration of new features for the call spam blocker solution Katia ensures blocking of incoming calls arriving from identified call centers and registered unwanted callers. The list of numbers is continuously updated based on calls received on the system. The service can be activated or deactivated on a per account base. The spam blocker can now also be activated for smaller carriers using Aarenet’s white label solution for Katia.

The callthrough feature offers enhanced connectivity for the “an IP-Phone” smartphone client if network availability and data connectivity is missing. All calls can be routed through the mobile native client to a predefined number in the system and from there routed to the desired number. Combined with call forwarding of incoming calls to a mobile number yields an powerful FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence) alternative.

Several new IP Phones such as the Gigaset IP-phones series Maxwell Basic, 3 and 10, the DECT phones N510 and multi-cell N720, the new Snom 715, 725 and 765 and the Yealink T23G, T27G, T29G, T41S, T42S, T46S, T48S are now integrated into the auto provisioning. The Aarenet auto provisioning feature is an easy and effective solution to provision the IP-phones and to administer user programmable keys and settings on the phones through the web GUI of the system.

Additional security features further reduce the risk of fraudulent system attacks.

Aarenet’s webRTC based UCC solution “an Meeting” was enhanced with a connectivity interface into the system which now enables external dial in from any phone into the conference bridge together with a combined programming and provisioning interface.

Details of all included features will be communicated upon request.

Aarenet Exhibited at CommunicAsia 2017 - Singapore

Aarenet, a Technology Vendor of Carrier Class VoIP Solutions, announced today that it has exhibited at CommunicAsia 2017 in Singapore. The event was hosted by Aarenet Management team from Switzerland and personnel from our Asia Pacific Organisation. It was a successful 3-day event as we had the opportunity to meet with our regional Partners and Customers to present new solutions and enhancement to our Carrier VoIP solution eco-system. Several strong leads were presented to Aarenet from new Prospects throughout the APAC region.  

“At the 2017 CommunicAsia event, we showcased new Carrier Class Cloud ACD functionality and Gryphon’s Secure Mobile solutions. The integration of Call Centre functionality into Aarenet’s Virtual PBX environment will assist our Carrier Customers to fulfill the progressive requirements of their Enterprise and SMB End-Users.  We are content with the accomplishment of this year’s event and Aarenet is looking forward to participate at CommunicAsia 2018.” said Mr. Bao Vo – Aarenet APAC Regional Director.

“It was important and beneficial for us to meet with individual APAC Carrier Customers to discuss Operational strategy and plan for activities such system expansion and application of new software releases. Besides the major release of Cloud ACD, Aarenet will be releasing a host of new enhancements for our Carrier VoIP systems and Smartphone Clients in software release 6.8 which will be available for general application in early Q3.” said Mr. Emanuel Eggenberg – VP of Operations.

New Version of Android Smartphone Application "an IP-Phone"

Aarenet announced that a new version of their Android Smartphone application “an IP-Phone” was released today to their global installed base. This new release incorporates a refreshed GUI delivering a contemporary appearance and additional features.

The Aarenet Smartphone application “an IP-Phone” enables users of our Carrier Class VoIP platform to make and receive calls for free or at local rates anywhere in the world provided a data connection is available.

Mr. Frank Remmers, Aarenet Sales Director says: “Our Smartphone application is a featured rich tool which was designed to fulfil the unified and convergence communication needs for our discerned Customers. We have been observing a paradigm shift from fixed legacy telephony to mobile and wireless communication globally, but calling rates for mobile telephony are often at a higher cost than the fixed line rates.  Our solution transforms the fixed line into a personal mobile extension on the Smartphone.  Additionally, features such as video calling and messaging can be activated for a seamless and featured rich communication experience.  Push messaging technology is incorporated into our Smartphone application to optimise battery usage; calls can be received without the need for our application running in the foreground or background. Also the fact that we can personalise the application for our customers in a very easy and cost effective offering is highly appreciated. The simple QR code provisioning allows for a secure, user friendly yet simple method of line activation without entering all technical details manually.”

“an IP-Phone” new version V3.0 is available on Apple app store and Android play store for download.

TalkTalk and Aarenet Implement Voice App to Reduce Roaming Charges

Talktalk AG implemented the Aarenet VoIP app for IOS and Android smartphones to offer an alternative to make voice calls whilst roaming to their customers. With the application, travellers can reduce their roaming charges (roam like home) in any location with Wi-Fi network coverage.

Karl Steinke, CEO TalkTalk AG: "We wanted to offer a solution for our customers with a mobile postpaid contract. We know that roaming costs during holidays or during business travels are still a major part of the invoiced charges and limit also the customer to use their mobile phone subscription abroad. Our target was to offer an additional benefit for our customers. The integration of the Aarenet solution into our customer account login makes it extremely easy for the customer to use. When our customers leave for their summer vacation or are travelling for business, calls they make are charged on the same tariff as for calls made in Switzerland".

Frank Remmers, Sales Director Aarenet: "We were able to implement this solution thanks to the flexibility of our carrier grade platform. Next to the significant savings for outgoing calls compared to mobile roaming charges, a strong point we can offer is the easy provision through QR code scanning and the automatic linking with the user account. Roaming charges in Europe may further reduce or may even be included into a flat fee rate, but travellers to countries outside of the EU may still incur significant roaming charges. The Aarenet solution for TalkTalk works anywhere in the world if Wi-Fi data is available".

Aarenet and Gryphon Announced Partnership to Deliver Secured Mobile Solution in Asia Pacific

Aarenet, Technology Vendor of NGN Carrier Class VoIP solutions, with HQ in Berne (Switzerland), and Gryphon Secure Inc, Provider of high secure Mobile and Office Communication Systems, with Offices in Toronto (Canada), Helsinki (Finland) and Zuerich (Switzerland), have agreed during the course of February 2017, to converge go-to-market strategies, technical knowledge, and support infrastructure to introduce the Gryphon Secure Mobile and Office Solution to the Asian market. The solution is ideal for the discerned customers who demand the highest security and privacy for their daily mobile and office communications need.

Mika Kataikko (Vice President, Customer Operations of Gryphon Secure Oy) and Bao Vo (APAC Regional Director of Aarenet), are convinced that the advanced functionality and robust quality of the Gryphon high secure solutions, when merged with Aarenet’s competence experience in planning and deploying telecommunication systems in the APAC region, can result in a win-win situation for both Companies and our Customers within the dynamic and fast growing Asia Pacific region.

The Gryphon High Secure Solution is capable to satisfy the highest requirements of secure communication for target Customers such as Government, Military, Law Enforcement Organisation as well as large Enterprises.

To find out more about Gryphon Secure Inc click here.

Introducing the Aarenet VoIP System on the Italian Market

Aarenet, Technology Vendor of NGN Carrier Class VoIP solutions, with HQ in Berne (Switzerland), and Connecting Project Srl, Network Integrator and Telecom Solutions Provider, with recognized competence and knowledge of the Italian TLC market, with HQ in Perugia (Italy), have agreed during the course of January 2017, to converge strategies, technical knowledge and support, to introduce the Aarenet VoIP System on the Italian market. The solution is ideal for all type of Carriers, Internet Telephony Service Providers and Large Enterprises, investing on the continued growth of VoIP business class services.

Luca Cecchi (CEO of Connecting Project) and Michel Balabio (Southern Europe Sales Director of Aarenet), are convinced that the flexibility and high reliability of Aarenet’s voice systems, merged with Connecting Projects’ competence in planning, deploying and certifying telecommunication networks, can result as winning factors in this moment of fast expansion of the TLC Italian market.

Aarenet’s VoIP System is capable to satisfy all needs and fine tuning requested by carriers of all size, as the result of a tailored approach focused on maximizing growth of customer’s network performances, while containing its infrastructure’s costs, and adopted business model.

To find out more about Connecting Project click here.

Aarenet Deployed Carrier Class VoIP Platform for VNG Corporation in Vietnam

Aarenet announced today that they have completed the deployment of an extensively customised Carrier Class VoIP platform facilitating advanced cloud voice services for VNG Corporation based in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam.

VNG Corporation (VNG) is an international Technology Company with Headquarters based in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam. Founded in 2004, VNG specialises in digital content, online entertainment, social networking, and e-commerce. The company has over 40 million online Customers and growing at a rapid rate.

The Aarenet solution is securely and innovatively integrated with VNG’s internal platforms facilitating multitude of advanced cloud services for the company’s extensive customer base in southeast Asia.

Mr. Felix Jakob – Aarenet CEO said: “The completion of the VNG Corporation project is a major milestone for Aarenet and our Asia Pacific team. This success required extensive cooperation between VNG and various teams within our company who had diligently and synergistically worked together to ensure we achieved our objectives swiftly and effectively”.