One Source Network to Deploy Sonus Session Border Controllers to Increase Its Global Footprint
By TMCnet Special Guest
The world is not growing smaller; it only seems that way, perhaps because companies are growing larger. At the very least, the largest companies in the world are expanding to all corners of the globe, growing their international presence and truly becoming worldwide enterprises. These businesses face a host of communications challenges, but that is where One Source (News - Alert) Networks comes in, serving the telecommunications needs of Fortune 1000 companies. In order to best serve those needs, OSN turned to session border controller expert Sonus Networks, selecting the SBC 5210 to help expand its existing infrastructure.
According to Gina Nomellini, CMO, One Source Networks (News - Alert), this relationship is exciting to OSN, as it will take the company forward to service these large enterprise clients, enhancing capabilities for unified communications and supporting Lync and HD voice.
Jeff Betteker, chief strategy officer, One Source Networks, stated that OSN is focused on seeing the needs of globally located Fortune 1000 companies. These companies are looking to move to a SIP infrastructure and transition to full SIP deployments. They have international offices, and need to support UC and Lync. OSN sought to expand its existing infrastructure outside of the US, and saw the Sonus policy servers as a good fit for a global environment.
OSN will have nodes in the UK, Hong Kong, and South American in addition to expansion in its New York and Los Angeles nodes. With the SBC 5210, OSN will empower, say, a German call center to originate on international toll free numbers or call DID in regions of Europe. A center in the Philippines can centrally locate its calls there, even if those calls originate in Vietnam or China. The deployment will support SIP, HD voice, UC, video, presence and more across a single integrated network. Betteker said that, operating with over 200 global providers and many interconnects, Sonus lets OSN interface with different carriers supporting a variety of codecs anywhere in the world.
Speaking from the point of view of Sonus Networks (News - Alert), David Tipping, VP and GM of the SBC business unit, stated that Sonus is thrilled that OSN chose the SBC 5210. He highlighted the session border controller’s policy engine, and stated that it will allow customers to have just one source for something as mundane as a global dial plan. It represents a big step forward for enterprises dealing with a global workforce, allowing them to keep calls on the network and costs down.