EVox Chooses Sonus Session Border Controllers to Expand VoIP Services
Mar 12, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Sonus Networks, a company focusing on SIP communications, announced that EVox Trading, a telecommunications provider delivering services across Africa, has selected the Sonus SBC 5200 to secure its network border, deliver voice termination services and provide interconnect capabilities to its carrier partners.
According to a release, EVox will immediately increase its service capacity by 40 percent, enabling them to deliver communication access in some of Africa's fastest growing markets with the deployment of the SBC 5200.
The uptake of VoIP, which has been deregulating across many African countries since mid-2000, is often linked to growing economies with the delivery of voice services and more cost effective access to rural and under-served areas. EVox found that countries across Africa were seeking VoIP and SIP services. As a result, EVox sought a new platform to help them meet this growing requirement.
EVox said it chose the SBC 5200 because the solution addressed the next-generation needs of VoIP and SIP communications with security, media switching and transcoding services in a single scalable device. This infrastructure will also provide an intelligent SIP interconnection capability between EVOX and their carrier partner networks. The SBC 5200 supports up to 64,000 sessions on a single server and provides routing and integrated transcoding capability.
The Sonus SBC portfolio is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers," published October 9, 2012 by Gartner.
"We have seen growing demand for next generation VoIP and SIP services in Africa and we chose Sonus to provide us with the secure, reliable, scalable solution that doing business across the continent demands," said Romain BOULET, sales director, EVOX. "The performance and flexibility of the Sonus solution means we can provide new services and greater capacity to customers and partners in the region and help accelerate Africa as an emerging market."
"Africa is a rapidly growing market, leap-frogging 'legacy' technologies to take advantage of the cost savings and enhanced services that can be enabled with VoIP and SIP," said Serge Adam, vice president of EMEA at Sonus. "The Sonus SBC portfolio is the fastest growing on the market and serves as a foundation of advanced technology growth as EVOX ignites the burgeoning African market."
The SBC 5200 has been performance verified by Miercom. As part of the testing, the SBC 5200 successfully registered 256,000 user authenticated IADs in 16 minutes at a rate of 550 registrations per second during a simulated metro area outage and recovery scenario.
The Sonus SBC 5100 and SBC 5200 are qualified with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
The SBC 5200 received the "2012 NGN Leadership Award," presented by the TMC publications Internet Telephony and Next Gen Mobility
EVOX, headquartered in Paris, is a service provider in the wholesale carrier market delivering voice services in over 20 countries in Africa
Sonus is a communications service provider.
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