QubeConnect write up for MICCI
Open your networks.
By Dinesh Nair, Chief Technology Officer, QubeConnect Sdn Bhd.
Nowhere has this been proven in practice more than the Internet. Everyday tasks like sending an
email, reading a blog or online newspaper or even googling something up is made possible
because the standards which define how information is sent across the network are mature and
have been implemented the same way by everybody. This has resulted in a very connected
The same revolution is now taking place in the telecommunications industry. We are beginning to
see the true convergence of voice and data, as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services are
now becoming the norm for phone calls. No, I am not talking about using a VoIP provider to save
a few sen on your long distance or international calls, but rather as the backbone that would
deliver your voice between any two elements of the network.
Today, telecommunications operators are increasingly using packet voice networks over Internet
Protocol (IP) trunks to deliver even traditional fixed line telephone traffic. Clearly, they're moving
away from traditional circuit switched networks to the Internet as a means to connect calls. The
shift is more exciting than just discounted long distance and international calls as it enables
businesses to finally make that jump across the chasm towards an open network which combines
voice, video and information.
Over the last few months, mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia and Research in Motion
(maker of the Blackberry) are beginning to incorporate features that would allow the same phone
to be used both as a 3G/GSM mobile phone as well as an office phone extension when paired
together with IP PBX. For instance, incoming calls, either on my GSM number or my direct line
number are delivered to the same phone, and I get to make the choice to either use VoIP or GSM
for my outgoing calls. Admittedly, this is still treated like a separate application by the phone
device itself, but it heralds the changing mindset among the legacy telecommunications players.
They are now beginning to see that being open and allowing seamless interconnection between
Internet based devices and legacy telecommunications elements has benefits far beyond the sum
of its parts. While at the onset, with so many differing interoperability standards, this may take a
while to happen, we will soon however begin to see intermediate technologies which bridge the
prevailing telecommunications infrastructure with Internet infrastructure in an invisible way.
Invisible because it will be virtually indistinguishable to the user, as voice carriers start ditching
their traditional circuit switched backbones and replace them with pure Internet Telephony links.
The growing emergence of new protocols such as the IPv6, and the additional options it enables,
will accelerate the interconnectivity between the currently disparate networks.
This new wave of communications that is sweeping across is most welcome. And in these current
dire conditions, the potential cost savings of between 30 and 50 per cent is heaven sent.
Sidebar 1: Five reasons to get an IP PBX now
1. Guaranteed savings of up to 50% with lower cost for mobile and overseas calls.
2. Superior sound quality.
3. Low start up and maintenance cost.
4. Plug and play system that is connected seamlessly to existing communications
5. Free calls within the community.
Sidebar 2: QubeConnect Next Generation Network
As businesses around the globe continue to expand beyond its borders, the need for an
integrated and unified communications network that meets your business demands is vital to stay
ahead of the competition. Currently, any new solution that is adopted by your organization would
incur additional, even unnecessary expense. By offering an open selection of communication
solutions, QubeConnect is able to offer you a host of products that translates to additional cost-
savings to you, yet meets your demands for a fast and efficient message delivery system.
QubeConnect’s Next Generation Network (NGN) is a conglomeration of voice, video and data
traffic networking system that powers communications and presents a new way for businesses to
exchange information and share knowledge. What this means is that users need not worry about
location or fixed/set devices to relay their information. By simply channeling their information, the
intended information is quickly related and sent no matter what devices is being used or which
location the receiver is at.
Through a singular point in the network, users can expect an enhanced communication
environment that encompasses unified email, voice, fax, instant messaging and video conference
services. These applications can be integrated into any platform, providing a greater sense of
productivity and reliability for both customers and employees.
QubeConnect products and services are aimed at optimizing your communication usage by
providing solutions that enable your business communication to extend beyond the norm. What
this means is that our products and solutions promote an open standard that helps organizations
integrate their telephone, data and applications into a seamless automatic data convergence and
productivity engine. The rich diversity of QubeConnect solutions is ably backed by its industrial
strength reliability and can be leveraged by small and medium businesses as well as major
This is possible as our solutions are tailored economically to suit businesses current operations
with the option and capacity to expand as the business grows. You can be assured of minimal
disruption to the business with our easy and rapid implementation progamme.
QubeConnect was established in July 2004 with the goal of simplifying communications. As a fast
growing provider of Internet Protocol telecommunications systems for enterprises, QubeConnect
has developed a range of solutions that skillfully combine traditional telephone functions with
Internet based multimedia communications based on open source architecture.
Among its customers are UMW Group, Bandar Raya Developments Berhad, China Mobile,
Chinacomm, Loxley Group in Thailand and PT Insan Dharma Nusa in Indonesia. It also partnered
Microsoft (M) Sdn Bhd to extend the communication capability of Microsoft’s Office
Communication Server (OCS).
QubeConnect’s Made-in-Malaysia solutions help customers save up to 50% savings in business
communications cost. For more information, go to www.qubeconnect.com