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.

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