One Source Networks Taps Sonus for Microsoft Lync Support

One Source Networks (OSN), the unified communications (UC) and managed cloud services provider, has selected the Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC) for its global Cloud Lync Enterprise offering.

OSN’s Cloud Lync Enterprise – Skype for Business is a fully dedicated, cloud-based solution. OSN’s Lync Trunking offering meanwhile has passed advanced Microsoft Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) testing, providing a single and secure Lync-certified Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking connection over which a range of communications services can be delivered, from voice to chat to video.

The Lync-qualified SBC 7000 brings high scalability—up to 150,000 sessions—with fully enabled media and transcoding features into OSN’s Microsoft UC as a service (UCaaS) environments. Delivering capacity without compromise, the SBC 7000 also offers OSN advanced functionality to support emerging services, such as high-definition (HD) voice and video, and will effectively address the unprecedented traffic demands these services will place on networks at access and interconnect borders.

“The SBC 7000 offers service providers and enterprises a dedicated platform to enable seamless and secure real-time communications,” said David Tipping, vice president and general manager of products at Sonus. “It gives Sonus great pride to have OSN trust the SBC 7000 to deliver highly scalable, advanced multimedia capabilities with support for voice, video and collaboration to its Cloud Lync Enterprise and Lync Trunking customers.”

With the evolution of Microsoft Lync to Skype for Business, Sonus will continue to collaborate with Microsoft on interoperability testing to enable and secure real-time communications in Skype for Business deployments. Sonus will also continue to work with OSN and provide the same no-compromise support that it has delivered for Microsoft Lync with Skype for Business in future engagements.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to once again lead the industry in the deployment of Sonus Session Border Controllers,” stated Gina Nomellini, chief marketing officer, One Source Networks. “For our global enterprise customers, the ability to communicate and collaborate flexibly and cost-effectively across geographies is critical. The inclusion of Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controllers in our network provides increased scalability for our new Microsoft Lync UCaaS solutions and allows us to innovate our product set to meet our customers’ changing requirements.”