Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tata Expands Global Voice Network with Sonus

Tata Communications will expand its global voice network using gear from Sonus Networks. The network will be made up of the GSX9000 Open Services Switch, PSX Call Routing Server, SGX Signaling Gateway, the Sonus Insight Management System, as well as Sonus' Network Border Switch (NBS) for enhanced security and advanced peering capabilities.

Tata Communications is implementing Sonus' IMX Multimedia Platform for the development of enhanced business applications for its customers. The IMX platform allows for the rapid creation of new voice, video, data and other multimedia applications, as well as the integration of and support for disparate end user devices. The IMX will be employed by Tata Communications in the creation of new enterprise services that blend mobile content, location- based services, and other multimedia functionality.

Tata Communications will work with Sonus' services team to facilitate the migration from its legacy network onto the new IP-based network. Initial deployment cities include Newark, New Jersey; Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; Los Angeles, California; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Frankfurt, Germany; and Singapore.

In addition, Tata Communications will deploy Sonus' Network Border Switch to interconnect its disparate voice networks and deliver seamless IP services across geographies.

Tata Communications' customer base includes more than 1,500 global carriers, 600 mobile operators, 10,000 enterprises, over 500,000 broadband and internet subscribers and around 300 Wi-Fi public hotspots. Financial terms were not disclosed.