Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS), a leading supplier of service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions, and Operax, a leading vendor of Network Service Quality control solutions, has announced at NXTcomm 2007, one of North America’s largest communications industry trade shows, that they have entered into a non-exclusive partnership.
As network operators look to leverage broadband as a service delivery vehicle for advanced applications such as IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based services and services that integrate voice, video and data, the joint solution facilitates faster service creation and superior service quality, essential to protecting the consumer experience. In addition, the ability to create and provision these new services effectively helps network operators realize new revenue streams through enhanced control of their network resources.
“Broadband is a revolutionizing force in the communications industry as it provides a platform on which network operators can deliver services that change the way people communicate,” said Vikram Saksena, chief technology officer, Sonus Networks. “Sonus Networks is focused helping network operators maximize this opportunity by building out its next generation networking ecosystem through innovation across its solutions as well as on the integration of the industry’s best third party products, such as the service quality-control solutions from Operax.”
“We are proud to work with Sonus, a leading player in the next generation voice market. Operax has pioneered the development of standards-compliant Quality of Service solutions designed specifically to ensure the highest level of reliability and performance in multi-vendor networks,” said Roberto Kauffmann-Dev, Operax Solutions Alliances Director. “Operax Bandwidth Management products key strength is to ensure sufficient end-to-end resources are reserved for all types of services and sessions across all components of the IP network. The combined Operax and Sonus solution is a robust platform for today’s most demanding network operators that are looking to benefit from standards-based, cost-effective technologies for their non-IMS, pre-IMS and IMS network infrastructure.”
As a result of the partnership, network operators will be able to seamlessly deploy Sonus’ Network Border Switch (NBS) in combination with Operax Bandwidth Management products for resource and policy-based admission control (RACS), resulting in a TISPAN-compliant Border Gateway Function (BGF). The BGF provides control of media resources, such as voice and video, by providing services such as metering, policing, marking and gate control.
Operax is an independent software vendor offering innovative products and solutions for dynamic Bandwidth Management and guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) in IP-based networks.
Throughout the world telecommunications operators are seeking to maximize their Returns on Investment in Next-Generation Networks. In converged broadband networks, providing guaranteed Quality of Service is a key capability and essential for the successful commercial deployment and operation of new solutions, such as IPTV, VOIP and IMS-based services. For carriers seeking these capabilities today, Operax provides flexible Bandwidth Management solutions for real-time, end-to-end QoS Control.
Operax has made extensive contributions, and continues to participate, in the forums for next-generation network standards. The company been granted many patents for its technology and has many applications pending. Operax customers are network operators and service providers, along with defense organizations and leading telecommunications system vendors.
Founded in 2000, Operax is a privately held company with headquarters in Stockholm and offices in Washington DC, London, Rome, and LuleÃ¥ – Sweden. The company is owned by Nordic Venture Partners, Innovacom, Nomura and Emano, along with its founders. For more information, visit www.operax.com.
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 Westford, Massachusetts. Additional information on Sonus is available at http://www.sonusnet.com.