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T-Systems Expands VoIP Network

Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems division announced today that it is expanding its Voice over IP network to attract new business customers.

The Frankfurt am Main, Germany-based network service unit initially plans to expand the network throughout Asia, Europe and North America, with other regions to follow.

T-Systems will buy Sonus Networks' GSX4000 Open Services Switches, which will help T-Systems cost-effectively expand its VoIP network to less densely populated regions.

Sonus will also supply its call-routing servers and VoIP applications from its partner network under the deal.

"We launched our business VoIP service targeting multi-national corporations with Sonus three years ago," Bjoern Claassen, a T-Systems executive, said in a statement. "Due to the good performance of the network, we have been able to grow our business with enterprise customers."

The exact value of the contract was not disclosed, but the Chelmsford, Mass.-based firm said it was worth "millions of dollars."

A Sonus spokesman said T-Systems' network expansion has begun, but declined to say when the project would be complete.

It's the second international move for Sonus in recent weeks. Earlier, the company signed a deal with TNN Networks to distribute the Sonus product line in Israel.