Velocity deploys Sonus NBS5200 SBC to scale network

Sonus Networks announced that Velocity Networks, a
managed technology solutions provider that offers business-grade voice and data
solutions to small and medium enterprises, selected the Sonus NBS5200 Network
Border Switch to expand their service offering and provide improved end-user

Velocity Networks, which
provides hosted PBX and SIP trunks, decided to replace its legacy
first-generation SBC gear in favor of the NBS5200 largely because of its
onboard transcoding capability. Prior to this decision, Velocity had to
overcome the lack of onboard transcoding in its previous vendor’s equipment by
customizing work-around solutions.

We chose the Sonus NBS5200 because, unlike the SBC we
had in our network, it combines full SBC functionality with onboard transcoding
that enable us to expand our service offering and provide our customers with an
improved end-user experience,” said Kurt Wolfgang, CEO for Velocity Networks.

Our selection of Sonus gives us a technical advantage
and also reassures our customers that we are making smart investments that work
to their advantage. The Sonus name is well known and respected by our customers
and the entire industry,” Wolfgang added.

Built on Sonus’s ConnexIP platform, the NBS5200 represents
the second generation in session border control. It is the highest density,
highest scalability SBC solution in its class with integrated transcoding and
media interworking as well as native support for IPv6 and IPSec encryption.

First-generation SBCs don’t let companies scale their
offerings and offer value-added services such as rich media handling,” said Bob
Bradley, product line manager for security solutions at Sonus Networks.

The market dynamics are changing and the functionality
required in an SBC continues to evolve with them. We believe that our
networked, second-generation SBC technology will position customers like
Velocity strongly for future network growth,” Bradley added.

Also as part of the deployment, Velocity has selected
Sonus’ NetScore package, which is a powerful standalone solution that
automatically captures, scores and analyzes Call Detail Records (CDRs) from
Sonus network elements, then transforms that data into actionable information
through visual reports and alerts.

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