– NuWave expanded its enterprise services with a hosted Microsoft Skype for Business Cloud Communication and Collaboration offering.
Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today that NuWave Communications, a leading wholesale and retail telephony provider, selected the Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC) and PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Engine as the foundation for its new Microsoft Skype for Business Cloud Communication and Collaboration offering. NuWave’s new offering eliminates enterprises’ requirements for on-premises hardware, reducing equipment costs while accelerating Skype for Business deployment.
Based in Las Vegas, NuWave provides traditional enterprise telecommunications services, such as direct inward dialing and toll-free services. With resurgent interest from customers for hosted services, NuWave expanded its enterprise portfolio to include hosted PBX and Skype for Business applications.
A fundamental requirement when moving to a hosted communications offering is security, as the communications infrastructure no longer sits on the customer’s premises. The Sonus solution provides NuWave customers with robust security functionality, allowing them to connect, collaborate and communicate seamlessly and securely. The Sonus SBC 7000 and PSX combination also delivers industry-leading scale, intelligent routing, geo-redundancy and simplified network management. Additionally, NuWave selected Sonus as its underlying architecture based on Sonus’ integration with the Skype for Business platform. NuWave has already begun to move new customers onto its Sonus-based network, citing an ability to quickly turn up and customize services as an early benefit.
“Hosted communications services are the fastest-growing segment in real-time communications and NuWave is now in an excellent position to deliver those services to enterprises with exceptional levels of reliability, availability and performance,” said Mykola Konrad, Sonus vice president, Product Management and Marketing. “Using Sonus SBCs and Skype for Business integrated routing, NuWave can securely deliver these new services.”
“Microsoft and Sonus are designed to work together, and that has allowed us to turn up and provision new services for our enterprise customers much faster than before,” said Kyle Thomas, Chief Technical Officer, NuWave Communications. “The Sonus solution also delivers features, such as centralized routing and SIP message manipulation, that enable us to quickly customize services for a seamless customer experience.”
Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by enabling and securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can intelligently secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Cloud Exchange Networking Platform, Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. Visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.
About NuWave Communications Inc
Founded in 1998, NuWave Communications is a wholesale and retail telephony provider with a fiber-optic network that covers the continental United States and services across the globe. NuWave specializes in hosted PBX solutions, domestic and international toll-free origination and domestic and international termination. NuWave, along with its subsidiaries, owns a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in 45 states, with global operations service in 58 countries. For more information, visit www.nuwave.com.