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Telcos Ally for VoIP Deployment

[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Telecommunications software company Open Telecommunications has formed a partnership with Packer-backed technology group Consolidated Futuristic Solutions (Cofuture) to pursue global telecommunications and technology ventures.

Cofuture, an international software and services company jointly owned by Consolidated Press Holdings and Indian multinational Himachal Futuristic Communications, will become OT's technology partner of choice for network service delivery, providing integration services on OT projects such as the COMindico Australian VoIP deployment.

Cofuture will also be appointed as a distributor of OT software products. The pair's first joint initiative will be a pilot installation and testing of Open Telecommunications openCallAgent product at the Infotelconnect Network in the state of Punjab, India. This network (a $500M fibre optic based backbone), will be used to provide telecommunications services to the 50 million population base in that state. The implementation services will be provided jointly by Open Telecommunications and Cofuture personnel.

"The relationship addresses several of the key business issues for us, which includes solving a significant shortage in qualified resources our industry is facing," said Wayne Passlow, managing director of Open Telecommunications. "Cofuture's excellent software development capability will complement our own development activities where we can accelerate new products being brought to the market together," he said.