Showing posts with label SIP. Show all posts
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Sonus to Acquire Performance Technologies for Virtualized Diameter Signaling Controller

Sonus Networks agreed to acquire Performance Technologies, a supplier of advanced, high availability network communications solutions, for $3.75 per share in cash, or approximately $30 million, net of PT’s cash and excluding acquisition-related costs.

PT brings an integrated, virtualized Diameter and SIP-based solution that enables service providers to offer new multimedia services through mobile, cloud-based, real-time communications. Its SEGway signaling products includes Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSC), which anchor the authentication, authorization and accounting messages sent across mobile networks.

Sonus said the Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) market, which is expected to grow in coming years, is a natural extension of the Session Border Controller (SBC) market. SBCs and DSCs both serve as points of entry into core IP networks by providing security, admission control, intelligent routing and interworking capabilities.  PT’s SEGway Universal Diameter Routers and SS7 Signaling Systems provide tightly integrated signaling and advanced routing that span mission-critical demands of both existing and next-generation 4G/LTE and IMS networks.  Additionally, PT’s IPnexus Multi-Protocol Gateways and Servers enable a broad range of IP-interworking in data acquisition, sensor, radar and control applications for aviation, weather and other similar infrastructure networks. Providing an integrated, virtualized Diameter and SIP-based solution will enable Sonus to offer a more strategic value proposition to service providers seeking to deliver new multimedia services through mobile, Cloud-based, real-time communications.

“Today’s mobile broadband traffic nearly eclipses all Internet activity from just a decade ago, driving the necessity for intelligent and capable Diameter Signaling Controllers that will allow mobile operators to efficiently deploy 4G/LTE,” said Raymond P. Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Sonus.  “The combination of Sonus and PT allows us to address this significant opportunity by bringing together unique and complementary technologies in wireless and wireline network intelligence, thereby expanding our addressable market by 50% and advancing our mobility and virtualization strategies.  The transaction enhances Sonus’ best-in-class portfolio, further enabling service providers and enterprises to deliver on the promise of real-time communications.”

“Over our thirty-two year history, PT has been recognized for providing mission-critical solutions built on leading-edge technologies designed and supported by some of the best talent in our industry,” said John M. Slusser, president and chief executive officer of PT.  “The agreement with Sonus provides substantial value to our stockholders as the premium represents an approximately 25% per share premium to our closing stock price as of December 12, 2013."

http://pt.com/
http://www.sonus.net/


  • PT is based in Rochester, NY.




Monday, October 7, 2013

Level 3 Launches "Voice Complete" SIP Platform

Level 3 Communications launched a new SIP-based (session initiation protocol) platform that enables enterprises to securely connect more sites with greater operating and cost efficiency, incorporating a fully native PRI (primary rate interface)-handoff capability and other new performance-enhancing features.

Level 3 said its Voice Complete solution achieves higher overall efficiency and savings when compared to existing service offerings by including built-in options for disaster recovery, emergency 911 and the ability to connect legacy TDM office sites more easily without  the need for equipment upgrades.

Key features include:

  • A fully native PRI-handoff option, allowing customers to receive a SIP handoff directly to a TDM (time division multiplexing) private branch exchange (PBX) without the need to purchase or configure additional equipment.
  • Geographically independent telephone numbers, simplifying the management of telephone numbers across mobile workforces and providing virtual presence.
  • A combination of dedicated long distance and local services, SIP services and ISDN-PRI (integrated services digital network) services.

http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/voice/enterprise-voice/sip-services/sip-provider-trunking/

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sprint Offers SIP Trunking in Europe

Sprint announced SIP Trunking availability in 12 European countries:  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Session Initiative Protocol (SIP) Trunking allows businesses to replace costly "physical trunks" that connect a PBX to a service provider network with "virtual trunks" over a single IP connection. Distributed enterprise can connect multiple locations throughout Europe over the same set of SIP trunks while preserving local telephone numbers, calling plans and emergency services. This reduces the overall number of trunks needed to implement SIP Trunking in the available European locations, thus streamlining the network and operating costs for a business.

The service runs over Sprint's international MPLS network.  Sprint first launched SIP Trunking in 2009.

http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/sprint-extends-sip-trunking-for-businesses-to-12-european-countries.htm

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Avaya and GENBAND Collaborate on Unified Comm Roadmap

GENBAND and Avaya are jointly offering a Unified Communications (UC) roadmap for carrier class enterprise users of Avaya Communications Server 2100 (CS 2100) and Avaya SL-100. The collaboration will enable customers of both companies to use multimedia applications powered by Avaya Aura and the GENBAND GENiUS platform. Together the companies will continue to deliver a SIP-based UC solution that spans all fixed and mobile business communications functions for carrier-class enterprises in the higher education, healthcare, finance and government verticals. http://www.avaya.com http://www.GENBAND.com