Gateway picks US firm for VoIP services
Westford, US, May 4, 2010
Gateway Gulf, a leading provider of managed data network and Internet exchange services, has chosen US-based Sonus Networks to deliver its core IP voice interconnectivity and Class 5 consumer and business VoIP services.
This is the first major win for Sonus, a leader in IP networking, and the Sonus solution will be deployed across the Middle East, starting with Bahrain, said an executive.
"Gateway Gulf is a well recognized name in the region, and continues to grow and expand into new geographies in the emerging market," said Mohammed Shanableh, vice president, worldwide sales for Sonus Networks.
"We are extremely pleased that they have chosen Sonus for their complete VoIP service offering, as this represents a new geographical presence for Sonus,” he added.
"Our aim is to bring the revolutionary benefits of connectivity enjoyed by the developed world to emerging markets and we emphasize open access and peering agreements for all customers,” said Tariq Husain, chairman of Gateway Gulf.
“By adding the turn-key VoIP peering and access solutions from Sonus, we hope to add SIP trunking, VoIP interconnect and subscriber feature services to our customers in the entire emerging market,” he noted.
"Scalability and manageability of the solution are key metrics for us when selecting a vendor, given the rapid growth enjoyed by the region and Sonus stood out as the one that could provide a complete, end to end offering while permitting ease of operations."
Gateway Gulf will deploy the Sonus GSX9000(TM) media gateway, the Sonus PSX(TM) call routing and policy server and the Sonus network border switch (NBS9000) for SIP trunking, advanced VoIP peering and transcoding capabilities.
In addition, the Sonus ASX feature server will be deployed to offer hosted Class 5 consumer and business features, and the entire solution will be managed by the Sonus insight(TM) element management system. – TradeArabia News Service