|[November 09, 2012]
Hutchison 3G Austria Selects Sonus Session Border Controllers To Improve Network Quality of Service and Aid Future Capability
WESTFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global
leader in SIP communications, today announced that Hutchison 3G (News - Alert)
Austria (H3G), the first mobile multimedia operator in Austria, has
selected the Sonus SBC 5000 series of session border controllers (SBCs)
as the SIP interconnect platform from their mobile core network. As the
enabling technology of SIP, Sonus SBCs will help H3G to deliver an
improved quality of service to its growing base of 1.4 million
subscribers by enhancing network reliability and security while
providing a foundation to deploy future SIP-based applications and
H3G selected the Sonus Session Border Controller 5200 and Sonus Session
Border Controller 5100 following a rigorous competitive proof of
concept. H3G's selection of Sonus marks the beginning of a new
relationship between the two companies.
The Sonus SBC 5000 series combines security, media switching and
transcoding services in a single scalable device, and is designed to
provide an intelligent interconnection between H3G and their partner
networks. The Sonus SBC 5100 delivers 250 to 10,000 sessions and the
Sonus SBC 5200 supports up to 64,000 sessions on a single server. H3G
selected Sonus to secure the network border, enforce quality of service
policies, traverse intermediate network address translation (NAT) and
firewalls, ensure regulatory compliance, deliver the essential
transcoding of media and provide codec, dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF)
and fax interworking. The Sonus SBC portfolio is the fastest growing on
the market and the Sonus SBC 5200 has more than twice the capacity of
the leading competitor.
"Our business is growing at a tremendous rate and we needed a solution
that we could be confident would be able to scale as we need it, without
compromising on performance," said Rico Chemnitz, head of IT core
network at H3G Austria. "The proof of concept proved that Sonus' SBCs
more than exceeded our near-term requirements, as well as providing us
with a platform to deliver new SIP-based capabilities in the future. We
see Sonus as a valuable partner to our future growth."
"H3G's selection of Sonus solutions underlines the increasing
understanding that significant businesses in EMEA, like H3G, have that
the future lies in SIP," said Serge Adam, vice president EMEA at Sonus.
"The Sonus SBC 5000 series is designed to deliver the next-generation
needs of SIP communications by delivering interworking, embedded media
transcoding, robust security and advanced call routing in a
high-performance, small form-factor device."
H3G is the fastest growing mobile operator in Austria and a subsidiary
of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, a $25 billion conglomerate employing 250
million people over 52 countries.
In 2011, H3G was named "Best Network In Austria" after scoring the
highest ever Connect-Test rating. H3G Austria also achieved the
highest 3G network rnking across Europe's German-speaking region.
In October 2012, H3G maintained its number one position in the
Connect-Test network performance testing, achieving a score of 466 out
of 500 points.
The Sonus SBC 5100 and Sonus SBC 5200 have been performance verified
by Miercom. To access the reports visit www.sonus.net/miercom.
has been the fastest-growing SBC vendor in the service provider
market since 2011 with industry leading 13.3% share point gain since
1Q'11 (source: Infonetics (News - Alert) Service Provider VoIP Equipment and
Subscribers," 2Q12 report).
Sonus recently published the first-edition of the Session
Border Controllers For Dummies® reference book in
partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Sonus SBC 5200 recently received the "2012 NGN Leadership Award"
presented by the TMC (News - Alert) publications INTERNET TELEPHONY and Next
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About Sonus Networks (News - Alert):
Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and
enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including
VoIP, video and Unified Communications (News - Alert) through secure, reliable and
scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of
experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service
providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate
significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers,
policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and
signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services
team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of
the world's largest and most complex IP networks. For more information,
or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.
About Hutchison 3G Austria:
Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH is wholly owned by Hutchison Whampoa Limited
in Hong Kong and started in May 2003 with the brand 3 as the first sole
UMTS-provider in Austria. With 94% UMTS-coverage, the 3MegaNetwork is
Austria's largest UMTS-network and covers 99% of the Austrian population
with basic services. 3 aims to make the most modern mobile communication
services available to customers - innovative, easily comprehensible and
with an outstanding price-performance ratio. Voice telephony in
HD-quality, mobile broadband internet, numerous multimedia-proposals
like 3MobileTV and the best network in Austria are among the most
attractive offerings of 3. The 3MegaNetwork has won the connect-test
twice (2011 and 2012), which has certified 3 as the best network in
Austria. Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH has1.5 million customers (as per July
2012) and the 3group has 22.23 million customers in Europe as a whole
(as per July 2012).
Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
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Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and
uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based
on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these
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inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are
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