Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Sonus IMS Trunking Supports Billing Correlation between Network Operators

Sonus Networks released a new version of its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-ready solution featuring standards-based support for billing between different service provider's IP voice networks.

The latest release offers the ability for operators to track individual calls throughout their own network and when the call is handed off to other network operators. The Sonus GSX9000 Open Services Switch and the GSX4000 Open Services Switch both support this billing requirement.

Sonus' platform can generate identifying information and support the seamless integration of Sonus-based networks with other IP-voice networks. In addition, Sonus' Network Border Switch delivers this functionality to allow operators to continue tracking calls for billing purposes as the call crosses network borders. Sonus said it is one of the first telecommunications vendors to support this IMS-required billing feature.