July 19, 2006
Sonus' New IP-based Voice Apps for Asian Pacific Net Operators
By Johanne Torres, TMCnet Contributing Editor
just launched a suite of IP-based voice applications that will enable Japanese consumers to customize and personalize their communications experiences.
The new applications are delivered over a Sonus IP Multimedia Subsystem (News
) (IMS)-ready architecture and built with Sonus' IMS application development tools, including the Sonus IMX Multimedia Application Platform.
"The Asia-Pacific market has typically been on the leading edge of the adoption curve when it comes to new applications and features for enhancing the communications experience. By deploying a Sonus-based IMS-ready architecture, network operators can dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of introducing new services to market, promoting new levels of experimentation and innovation," said Sonus' chairman and CEO Hassan Ahmed in a statement. "In addition, Sonus' standards-based development methodology allows network operators to easily customize the applications with localization features, such as localization of the user interface."
Sonus currently supports over 49 international signaling variants and integrates localization features such as language translations, enabling network operators to take advantage of the benefits of IP-based voice systems.
Today's news follows an announcement made by Sonus and Atreus Systems
back in June about the companies joining forces to launch a Self-care Access Portal as part of the Sonus Certified Voice over Broadband (VoBB) system.
The deal will make Atreus a member of the Sonus' Open Service Partner Alliance (OSPA). The partnership with Sonus will enable the company to deliver an integrated portal for service providers to automate the configuration and management of VoIP features.
Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit Johanne's columnist page