European Competitive Telecommunications Association

04 May


4 May 2009: At a meeting today in Budapest, Dániel Pataki, chairman of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG), bringing together Member States’ national spectrum regulators, and head of the Hungarian telecoms regulator NHH, and members of ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association), representing European telecoms companies discussed how the so-called "digital dividend” and next generation networks such as wireless broadband can help achieve "broadband for all”. EU-wide broadband access will be key to ensuring growth and innovation in the EU telecoms sector and can benefit the economy as a whole.

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22 Apr

Another European cable operator turns to Hammer XMS™ to oversee the network

Cologne, Germany & Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, April 22nd, 2009, One of Germany’s largest cable network operators, Unitymedia, has chosen Hammer XMS from Empirix to monitor its Voice-over-IP (VoIP) network. Unitymedia offers all-inclusive TV, Internet and telephone services to over 4.7 million business and residential customers in Germany’s regional states of North Rhine Westphalia and Hesse.

07 Apr

London, April 7, 2009 - Empirix, the market leader of service quality assurance solutions for new IP communications, has become a member of ECTA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association.  Joining as an ‘Associate’ member, Empirix’s aim is to help ECTA’s operator members better understand and address the challenges of service quality assurance in order to meet both regulatory requirements and their own service standards.

31 Mar

WESTFORD, Mass., March, 31, 2009 - Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), providing network transformation through IP communications technology, today announced that they are the latest member to join the VoLGA Forum (Voice over LTE Generic Access) and has developed a strategy for supporting mobile operators in the migration to Long Term Evolution (LTE). The overall architecture, known as Sonus MobilEvolution, combines Sonus IP-Voice and Multimedia SIP core network technology with the Sonus MobilEdge wireless access node for IP-based radio access. This enables the delivery of basic voice and SMS services from the circuit core even when using the all IP LTE radio access network, and will allow operators to build a richer communications experience to end-users through voice and multimedia.

02 Mar


Pro-competition body ECTA warns policy-makers against yielding to dominant telcos’ demands for special treatment of fibre networks. Growth and investment in high speed networks depends on competition

Brussels, 2 March 2009 – Broadband connections across the EU rose by 20% over the year, to a total of 110.5m connections, representing 22.5% of Europe’s population, according to ECTA’s latest twice-yearly EU Broadband Scorecard, published today.  But the pro-competition body warns that in countries such as Spain, where the incumbent operator, Telefonica, continues to increase its control of the market with more than 57% of all retail broadband connections, the market has stagnated with the result that Spain is languishing below the OECD and EU average with a broadband penetration rate of only 20% and low growth rates.

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20 Feb

Westford, MA, February 20, 2009 – Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, has strengthened its IP Business Trunking solutions with SIPconnect 1.0 compliant status from the SIP Forum, a leading IP communications industry association, for the Sonus Network Border Switch.

18 Feb

Westford, MA, and Staines, UK, February 18, 2009 - Sonus Networks (NASDAQ: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced that its solutions for wireless carriers have been certified as part of PathFinder, the GSMA-managed service operated by NeuStar. The PathFinder initiative is dedicated to the simple delivery of IP-based services to fixed and mobile networks, reducing the cost and complexity of providing innovative new services.

PathFinder is based on Carrier ENUM technology, facilitating an interoperable, industry-wide solution which enables the routing of global IP service interconnect traffic. The service acts as a central directory where operators share IP and fixed-line addresses to allow swift and cost-effective routing of Packet Voice, Instant Messaging (IM), Multimedia Services, email and video. By assisting the linking of an IP address to a phone number for mobile devices, fixed-line phones and IP devices, the delivery of IP-based services is made easier.

17 Feb

Westford, MA, and Staines, UK, February, 17, 2009 - Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced the MobilEnterprise FMC, a business services solution which enables mobile and converged operators to respond cost effectively to the demands of smart phone users in enterprises across the world. This new solution enables operators to protect margins and reduce network costs in an increasingly price competitive market.

16 Feb

Westford, MA, and Staines, UK, February, 16, 2009 - Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced the launch of Mobile SecurEdge, a secure IP-peering solution which brings mobile operators the benefits of end-to-end IP connectivity for international roaming and national peering traffic, ultimately providing their end-user customers with greater security, appropriate billing and higher quality for real-time services.

11 Feb

WESTFORD, Mass., and BARCELONA, Spain, February 11, 2007 – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a leading supplier of service provider IP-voice infrastructure solutions, today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona unveiled its latest wireless technology that will allow mobile operators to rapidly increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) and leverage their existing high-speed data networks. Sonus’ new mobilEdge™ Wireless Access Node, integrates seamlessly with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) enabling operators to deliver never before seen services over existing high-speed data networks cost-effectively and securely.

The new carrier-class product provides consumers with improved access to 2.5G and 3G mobile multimedia services, while enabling network operators to effectively deliver quadruple-play services (voice, video, data and mobility) and expand their wireless network coverage. Sonus will be demonstrating its mobilEdge technology at its booths at Mobile World Congress, # 2E58 and 2E66.

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