Zilina Institute Of Next Generation Networks receives donated Sonus Technology
By Sonus Networks furnishing IP infrastructure hardware and software to the Zilina Institute of Next Generation Networks (INGN) in the Slovak Republic, it demonstrated its commitment to the development of the Eastern European telecommunications industry. The INGN works closely with the University of Zilina to drive innovation and development of next-generation networks in the region and beyond. Slovak Telekom owns 66 per cent of the INGN.
The Slovak Republic has seen rapid growth of the relatively small telecoms industry in recent years and is set to position the country at the forefront of telecommunications development as they offer new services to home and business subscribers. In conjunction with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics and the Faculty and Operation of Transport and communication at the University of Zilina, the INGN facilitates a cohesive approach to the development of the regions telecommunications infrastructure.
“We wanted to gain access to Sonus IP-based infrastructure technology as it supports the some of the world’s largest carrier networks, in the most sophisticated and demanding markets. The technology is proven as one of the best in class and these are the standards we want to develop and implement for our region,” said Professor Milan Dado, chairman of INGN. “For the region to gain a competitive edge in a connected and expanding European market, we rely on donations to facilitate our research and development. This donation from Sonus Networks to the Institute demonstrates their commitment to the growth and development of our industry.”
“We are pleased with the recent addition of Sonus platform to INGN’s laboratories. This supports our aim to develop INGN’s lab into leading multi-vendor IP and NGN test environment within Central and Eastern Europe”, commented Peter Helexa, director of strategy and new business development, and member of the supervisory board of INGN.
For the next-generation network research project, Sonus provided multiple solutions including the GSX 4000 Gateway and Network Border Switch. Sonus also provided the Sonus Insight Element Management System to provide a comprehensive graphical user interface to manage all of the components of the Sonus packet telephony solution.
“Sonus Networks is pleased to offer the INGN the support it needs in its drive to further the research and development of next-generation networks. Sonus is committed to supporting the development of new and emerging technologies in the region and looks forward to working closely with the Institute to champion innovation,” said Tony Morrish, vice president, EMEA at Sonus Networks.
About Sonus Networks
Sonus Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: SONS), is a market leader in IP communications infrastructure 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.
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