Tuesday, November 14, 2006

AudioCodes and Xener Announce NGN Partnership

AudioCodes and Xener Systems announced an alliance to collaborate on the sales and marketing of their integrated NGN solutions. The partnership combines Xener Systems' softswitch and application servers with AudioCodes' VoIP Core Network media gateways, media servers and Session Border Controllers (SBC), as well as CPE gateways.

Products and services resulting from the alliance will be distributed in Asia Pacific, utilizing AudioCodes' sales presence in conjunction with Xener Systems' Korean headquarters and Malaysian branch office, a subsidiary of Xener Systems that offers telecommunication consulting services.

This initiative builds on the strength of an existing relationship and live network deployments between Xener Systems and Nuera Communications, recently acquired by AudioCodes.


  • Earlier this year, AudioCodes acquired Nuera Communications, a provider of packet voice gateways for MSOs and service providers, for $85 million in cash plus up to an additional $5 million if Nuera achieves certain revenue milestones during the first 12 months after consummation of the transaction. Nuera's ORCA (Open Reliable Communications Architecture) product family of VoIP gateways, softswitches, and management systems provide telephony solutions for cable and DSL networks, international long distance networks and enterprise networks.