November 13, 2012
Hutchison 3G Austria Selects Sonus Networks' SBC 5000 Series
By Tabitha Naylor Contributing Writer
A mobile multimedia operator in Austria, Hutchison 3G (News - Alert) Austria (H3G), from its mobile core network, has selected Sonus Networks’ (News - Alert) SBC 5000 series of session border controllers (SBCs) as the SIP interconnect platform. To its 1.4 million mobile subscribers, while providing a foundation to deploy future SIP-based applications and services, Sonus SBCs will help H3G deliver an improved quality of service by enhancing network reliability and security.
Following a rigorous competitive proof of concept, H3G selected the Sonus Session Border Controller 5200 and Sonus Session Border Controller 5100. Between the two companies, H3G’s selection of Sonus marks the beginning of a new relationship. In a single scalable device, the Sonus SBC 5000 series combines security, media switching and transcoding services and is designed to provide an intelligent interconnection between H3G and their partner networks.
On a single server, the Sonus SBC 5100 delivers 250 to 10,000 sessions and the Sonus SBC 5200 supports up to 64,000 sessions. H3G has 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.
Sonus Networks claims that the 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.
Serge Adam, vice president EMEA at Sonus concluded that, to deliver the next-generation needs of SIP communications, the Sonus SBC 5000 series is designed to deliver interwork, embedded media transcode, robust security and advanced call route in a high-performance, small form-factor device.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman