TelcoBridges and Pulse Supply Help Natural G.C. Restore and Upgrade Puerto Rico’s Telecom Infrastructure

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The solution facilitates cost-effective TDM-to-SIP interconnections with other carriers throughout Puerto Rico, while also adding capacity and making their networks more reliable.

TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways, today announced that it has worked with leading Puerto Rican Telecom Service Provider Natural G.C. and global distributor Pulse Supply to successfully restore and upgrade Puerto Rico’s telecom infrastructure following the destruction created by Hurricane Maria.

Prior to the hurricane, much of Puerto Rico’s telecom infrastructure featured legacy landlines connected to different service provider networks. The hurricane’s high winds destroyed most of the above-ground landline infrastructure, making it difficult for residents and businesses to communicate locally and internationally.    

Natural G.C. is a leading service provider of voice, data, video and technical support services in Puerto Rico. They worked with Pulse Supply to deploy a TelcoBrides media gateway in their network. The media gateway deployed allowed Natural G.C. to interconnect with the island’s incumbent carrier using the SS7 protocol.

In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, Natural G.C. leveraged solar power to get all of its systems quickly back on line. And with the help of Pulse Supply and TelcoBridges, the company was able to restore phone service for thousands of Puerto Ricans.

“Natural G.C. is focused on providing the best telecommunications services for Puerto Ricans and we are proud to help make this possible,” said Gary Glasgall, Regional Director for Pulse Supply.    

“The solution provided by Pulse Supply using TelcoBridges’ TMG800 addressed the SS7 interconnection issues that we faced prior to the hurricane,” said Natural G.C.’s Crucito Marrero. “The connection came up on the first day and it has been up ever since. We’re continuing to collaborate together to maintain, and to extend the quality of voice and data services across all of Puerto Rico.”

“The solution provided by Pulse Supply allows Natural G.C. to cost-effectively perform TDM-to-SIP interconnections with other carriers throughout Puerto Rico, and the Tmedia gateways add capacity while also making their networks more reliable,” said Gaetan Campeau, CEO of TelcoBridges. “We’re happy to have played a role in this project, which we think will bring ongoing enhancements to communications services across Puerto Rico.”

For more than 15 years, TelcoBridges has maintained a relentless focus on performance and functionality, which has resulted in the industry’s most trouble-free, efficient and feature rich media gateways and session border controllers. TelcoBridges’ products have been deployed in more than 100 countries in carrier networks. To learn more, visit http://www.telcobridges.com or contact us at info(at)telcobridges(dot)com.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit http://www.telcobridges.com.

About Pulse Supply:

Pulse Supply is a global supplier of enabling technologies for next generation networks, offering wireless, WAN, Datacom and VoIP solutions. Pulse focuses on products and services for carriers, ISPs, VARs, government agencies, and enterprise customers. Pulse has extensive experience combining multi-manufacturer products with cutting edge technologies that reduce operating expenses, lower total cost of ownership and increase return on investment. The company is headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, with offices throughout the US. For more information, please visit http://www.pulsesupply.com.

About Natural G.C.:

Natural G.C. is a leading Wireless Internet and Telecommunications Service Provider offering voice, data and video transmission services throughout Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience in the market. Natural G.C. provides consulting, installation, service and repair of telephone and communications equipment. The company has 24 hour on-call service and offers cost effective and reliable support for its customers. For more information, visit http://www.naturalpr.net.

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