Sonus Networks stated that the IP-based network will enable greater capacity and efficiency through centralized routing, multi-media gateways and secure session control.
Sonus is expected to deliver a next-generation network to support Belgacom International Carrier Services’s (ICS) strategy for growth throughout Europe, Africa and Asia over the next 10 years.
The next-generation network (NGN) migration, expected to be completed by the end of 2009, will enable seamless migration to a SIP core while assuring inter-working with the legacy ISUP connections; supporting the multitude of international standards currently in use by Belgacom ICS.
Sonus is deploying a next-generation network that is expected to centrally manage policy and routing on the Belgacom ICS network regardless of the traffic type. The same implementation will concurrently support Belgacom ICS legacy TDM traffic and next generation IP traffic. As their wholesale customers move to all IP environments, the Belgacom ICS investments in Sonus gateway hardware will transition to IP session border security and media transcoding.