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TMCNet:  Portugal Telecom Selects AudioCodes' SIP Trunking Solutions for its All-IP Network Transformation Project

[September 11, 2017]

Portugal Telecom Selects AudioCodes' SIP Trunking Solutions for its All-IP Network Transformation Project

LOD, Israel, September 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights 

  • AudioCodes' Mediant Multi-Service Business Routers (MSBR) to be deployed with rapid installation and full remote management at Portugal Telecom's business customers
  • Integrated Session Border Controller (SBC) with extensive SIP interoperability enables voice quality monitoring for better SLA enforcement utilizing AudioCodes VoIPerfect technology
  • Mediant MSBR supports multiple redundancy circles including multi WAN including 4G, multi-proxy and PSTN  breakout

Details 

AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced that AudioCodes' Mediant multi-service business routers (MSBR) have been selected by Portugal Telecom for a large-scale, multi-year SIP trunk project. The project is part of Portugal Telecom's recent steps to implement its vision of transitioning to an all-IP infrastructure, an increasingly popular trend in the industry.

Portugal Telecom, the incumbent carrier in Portugal, is a member of the Altice Group, a multi-national cable, fiber and telecommunications company that owns service providers around the world. Portugal Telecom provides data and voice infrastructure offering Quad Play (TV, broadband, voice (telephony) and mobile) for both consumers and businesses. Similar to other major carriers around the world, Portugal Telecom recently took steps to implement its vision of providing an all-IP offering.

The AudioCodes Mediant MSBR family includes a range of scalable devices that offer VoIP connectivity, data routing and security together with a range of WAN interface options, all housed in a single, compact platform. The MSBR integrated session border controller (SBC) functionality delivers extensive SIP interoperability enabling voice quality monitoring for better SLA enforcement utilizing AudioCodes VoIPerfect technology. Virtually any customer IP-PBX (including Microsoft Skype for Business) can connect seamlessly with Portugal Telecom's infrastructure. The devices support a range of WAN interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet, ADSL and VDSL2 (including vectoring), as well as BRI and PRI ISDN interfaces for customers with legacy PBX equipment. Voice encryption is supported across all of AudioCodes' voice connectivity platforms, including MSBR, to ensure secure communications for Portugal Telecom's business customers.

AudioCodes' MSBRs will be fully integrated into Portugal Telecom's management platforms to enable rapid installation and full remote management and monitoring.

"Working with a vendor with more than 20 years of experience in voice connectivity and interoperability adds significant value to Portugal Telecom in its efforts to implement the Company's all-IP vision," commented Alexandre Fonseca, Portugal Telecom's Chief Technology Officer. "By bringing theAudioCodes vision of helping customers migrate from legacy to SIP trunking services, along with their extensive SIP interoperability and support for ISDN and WAN interfaces and flexible manageability embodied in their MSBR, AudioCodes is an ideal partner to collaborate with on this project."

"This deployment is an important milestone for AudioCodes, as the Portugal Telecom project represents yet further proof of the industry trend towards an all-IP infrastructure and a validation of the role AudioCodes has to play in that trend," said Shaul Weissman, VP Business Development, Service Providers, at AudioCodes. "We are pleased that following a similar project with Deutsche Telekom, our MSBR is being deployed in another major all-IP transition project due to its recognized flexibility, interoperability and high quality voice and data services capability."

About the Altice Group 

The Altice Group is a multinational cable, fiber, telecommunications, contents and media company with presence in four regions - Western Europe (comprising France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland), the United States, Israel and the Overseas Territories (currently comprising the French Caribbean and the Indian Ocean regions and the Dominican Republic). The Group provides very high speed based services (high quality pay television, fast broadband Internet and fixed line telephony) and, in certain countries, mobile telephony services to residential and corporate customers.

About Portugal Telecom 

PT, Portugal's leading market communications operator, is part of the Altice Group, an international telecommunications and multimedia group heavily anchored in robust infrastructures with innovative content and offerings, converged services, including television, broadband internet, fixed voice and mobile. A group that maintains the entrepreneurial spirit of its foundation, coupled with a long-term growth strategy, sustained by financial stability, which is present in 12 territories, 4 continents, namely in the European and American markets, with around 50 million clients and generating revenues of more than € 24 billion in 2016. A group capable of creating financial and technological synergies in this market, as well as innovating and creating value for the stakeholders of all its operations.

About AudioCodes 

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: AUDC) designs, develops and sells advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader, focused on converged VoIP and data communications, and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers, Value Added Applications and Professional Services. AudioCodes' underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies on AudioCodes' leadership in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. AudioCodes' High Definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in Voice communications. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com.

To download AudioCodes' investor relations app, which offers access to its SEC filings, press releases, videos, audiocasts and more, please visit Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android mobile devices.

Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements'' as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and the demand for existing products; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development, upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

©2017 AudioCodes Ltd. All rights reserved. AudioCodes, AC, HD VoIP, HD VoIP Sounds Better, IPmedia, Mediant, MediaPack, What's Inside Matters, OSN, SmartTAP, User Management Pack, VMAS, VoIPerfect, VoIPerfectHD, Your Gateway To VoIP, 3GX, VocaNom, AudioCodes One Voice and CloudBond are trademarks or registered trademarks of AudioCodes Limited. All other products or trademarks are property of their respective owners. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Company Contact
Shirley Nakar,
Director, Investor Relations
AudioCodes
Tel: +972-3-976-4000
shirley@audiocodes.com

IR Agency Contact
Philip Carlson/Elizabeth Barker
KCSA Strategic Communications
Tel: +1-212-896-1233
audc@kcsa.com


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