Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS – News), a leading supplier of service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions, has announced that eTel, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and fixed telephony service provider in Central Europe, has selected Sonus’ Voice over Broadband (VoBB) network infrastructure as the foundation for its next generation voice network. The Sonus solution will be delivered through the Company’s strategic partner, NK Networks & Services, an independent IT-network and telecommunications systems integrator, which extends Sonus’ presence in the German, Austrian and Swiss telecommunications markets. eTel will leverage the Sonus-based platform to deliver a broad suite of consumer and business voice services.
“eTel is a great example of the momentum in the European market. Network operators throughout the region are actively embracing complete, end-to-end next generation voice networks to deliver competitive offerings with rich, multimedia services,” said Hassan Ahmed, chairman and CEO, Sonus Networks. “We’re also pleased to announce that our strategic relationship with NK Networks & Services is effectively increasing Sonus’ traction throughout Central Europe.”
eTel is deploying a complete end-to-end suite of Sonus’ IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-ready solutions for the VoBB market, including both the GSX9000(TM) and GSX4000(TM) Open Services Switch, the PSX(TM) Call Routing Server, the ASX(TM) Access Server, and the Sonus Insight(TM) Management System for advanced centralized OSS and billing support. eTel selected the Sonus platform for its field-proven scalability and sophisticated centralized management system.
“eTel has earned a position as one of Europe’s leading alternative communications providers by offering a robust portfolio of voice and data services at competitive prices,” said Ilias Liakopoulos, chief technology officer, eTel. “By leveraging our relationship with NK Networks & Services to deploy a Sonus-based Voice over Broadband network, we’re able to further enhance our ability to deliver compelling services to our customers.”
About Sonus Networks
Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions for wireline and wireless service providers. With its comprehensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, Sonus addresses the full range of carrier applications, including residential and business voice services, wireless voice and multimedia, trunking and tandem switching, carrier interconnection and enhanced services. Sonus’ voice infrastructure solutions are deployed in service provider networks worldwide. Founded in 1997, Sonus is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Additional information on Sonus is available at http://www.sonusnet.com.