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Press Release -- May 13th, 2013
Source: Sonus Networks

Smarttel Technologies Deploys Sonus Session Border Controllers to Secure Network Borders, Ensure Quality of Service

International Operator Chooses Sonus to Provide Scalable SIP Interconnect to Other Carriers

Key Takeaways:

  • Smarttel Technologies is deploying the Sonus SBC 5100 Session Border Controller (SBC) to secure network borders and enable improved quality of service to its growing international customer base
  • Smarttel selected Sonus SBCs based on scalability and ability to provide security, media switching and transcoding services in a single, easy-to-manage device
  • By implementing Sonus solutions for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interconnect, Smarttel can reduce operational costs while future-proofing the scalability of its SIP infrastructure

WESTFORD, Mass., – Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced Smarttel Technologies Limited, a Bangladesh-based international carrier wholesale operator, is deploying the Sonus SBC 5100 Session Border Controller (SBC) as the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interconnect platform for its global network. The Sonus SBCs are being deployed at Smarttel interconnect borders – demarcation points where two networks meet – to secure the network borders as well as monitor and enforce service levels. This is Smarttel’s first deployment of Sonus SBCs and is also the first time Sonus SBCs have been deployed in Bangladesh.

Established in 2003, Smarttel has a global customer base ranging from major carriers and service providers to calling card operators, resellers and call centers. Smarttel terminates calls into international gateway carriers, the local public switched telephone network (PSTN) and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks. The company has more than 300 interconnect partners worldwide.

The Sonus SBC 5100 combines security, media switching and transcoding services in a single scalable device and is designed to provide an intelligent interconnection between Smarttel and its partner networks. The Sonus SBC 5100 delivers 250 to 10,000 sessions on a single server. Smarttel selected Sonus to secure its network borders, 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.


“Our business continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we needed a session border controller that will scale as our business demands change, without compromising on performance,” said Anwarul Abedin Manik, chief executive officer, Smarttel Technologies Ltd. “Deploying Sonus session border controllers helps us deliver cost-efficient, high-quality termination for our customers. The industry-leading performance and scale of Sonus’ SBC 5100 allows us to maintain a competitive edge in the market while delivering exceptional customer service.”

“Smarttel’s deployment of Sonus SBCs signifies the increasing awareness that businesses in Asia Pacific have that the future of communications is grounded in SIP,” said Pierre-Jean Chalon, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific Sales, Sonus. “The Sonus SBC 5100 meets the next-generation needs of SIP communications by delivering interworking, embedded media transcoding, robust security and advanced call routing in a high-performance, small form-factor device. We are proud that Smarttel trusts Sonus’ advanced SBCs to help the company capitalize on a growing demand for SIP services.”

Other Facts:

  • Sonus is the fastest growing brand of session border controllers, growing five times faster than the industry average of SBC service provider vendors (source: Infonetics Research)
  • Sonus has the broadest portfolio of Microsoft Lync qualified SBCs, and Sonus solutions have been performance verified by Miercom Labs
  • Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers, published October 9, 2012 by Gartner, Inc.

Additional Resources:


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About Sonus Networks:

Sonus helps the world’s leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks.  With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI.  Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways.  Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world’s largest and most complex IP networks.  For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The information in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report are forward-looking statements.  Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus’ business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Sonus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made, and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus’ views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law.

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