VoIP infrastructure solutions provider Sonus Networks is partnering with telecommunications services operator Alestra in Mexico to assist in the expansion of its network. The expansion includes an internet protocol-voice network and is expected to help Alestra meet new regulatory requirements mandating local number portability during 2008.
According to Sonus, using Alestra’s existing IP and MPLS network to increase teledensity will save the costs of installing traditional last-mile telephone connections. Alestra will deploy Sonus’ IMS-based network infrastructure, including the ASX access server, the GSX9000 open services switch, the PSX call routing server and the SGX SS7 signaling gateway. The migrations will be done live without interrupting services to the end users. Alestra will decommission the legacy infrastructure for local service.
Sonus has already implemented solutions for reducing internet traffic from Alestra’s circuit switched network. It has also implemented applications, including H323 and session initiation protocol (SIP) routing, private branch exchange (PBX) and internet protocol private branch exchange (IP-PBX) termination and carrier peering via transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP).
Alestra is working with all relevant players in the industry, government and academia to build the foundations of the communications network of the future, said Rolando Zubiran, chief executive at Alestra.
Earlier this month, UK telecommunication giant BT Group selected Sonus as an official 21st century network vendor to supply access gateway control function (AGCF) capability to support BT’s 21CN programme.
According to Infonetics research, Sonus has a market share of 20% in the global gateway market and 36% in North America, almost double compared to its closest competitor. In the high density gateway market, Sonus had 26% global market share and 45% in North America, more than triple its closest competitor. In addition, Sonus increased its market share in EMEA by over 200% and 250% in the total gateway and high density gateway markets, respectively.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates