The 5 million mark was reached in July 2006. That´s how many licenses have already been sold by Siemens Communications for VoIP solutions based on the SURPASS hiQ 8000 and hiQ 4200 platforms. The lion´s share of this outstanding figure is accounted for by the U.S. cable operator Cablevision and the Dutch carrier KPN. Cablevision alone provides services for more than 1 million VoIP customers using Siemens technology.
Siemens Communication has been a strategic IP partner of KPN since the end of 2004. Netherlands´ leading carrier offers attractive new services such as VoIP, videoconferencing and instant messaging – all based on Siemens technology – in its fixed and mobile networks. And business is going well: KPN is currently winning 40,000 new customers a month with its IP offerings and intends to grow this figure in the near future to 80,000 new subscribers a month. In general, it is expected that half of all fixed-network connections in the Netherlands will be replaced by VoIP by 2008.
Cablevision Systems Corporation, one of the largest cable operators in the U.S., has been using the SURPASS VoIP solution from Siemens since 2003. Cablevision is very successful with its “Optimum Voice” service based on Siemens technology and now provides 1 million customers – and rising – with voice services.
Apart from KPN and Cablevision, other providers around the world use SURPASS VoIP solutions from Siemens, above all cable network operators.
Thanks to Siemens, they have successfully launched triple play services and are excellently equipped for quadruple play (triple play plus mobility).
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