Sonus' Bangalore R&D launch. From Left:Rajiv Laroia, CTO, Sonus Networks and Ray Dolan, President and CEO of Sonus Networks
Banglore, now major R&D resource for VoIP leader, Sonus
Internet Protocol (IP)-based network solutions leader,Sonus Networks has moved into its new development facility in Bangalore. Currently housing around 500 engineers, the number is likely to go up in the coming months as investment in R&D 'substantially increases'.
Explaining the niche area in which Sonus operates, Ray Dolan, President & CEO said, "We offer a bouquet of products for network carries globally. Mostly centered around maximizing value out of IP, the media and signalling gateway products allow carriers to maximize their voice capabilities. In India,two of the top carriers use Sonus products to power their voice networks."
Speaking to IndiaTechOnline, Vijaykumar Bhat, Facility Manager at the new centre added, "Almost 75% of our employees are involved in work of a highly technical nature. Since the new facility becomes our largest in the world, we are planning to have a huge chunk of our existing and forthcoming product lines coming out of this centre. As we speak, our two biggest products -- the PSX and the GSX (gateway server and compliance server offerings) have been collaboratively created, but with a huge chunk of inputs coming in from the Bangalore team."
Ray Dolan added: "Of the 100 odd patents Sonus owns, almost all of them are owned by employees in Bangalore. This has become our IP centre of sorts."
One of the major breakthrough offerings of Sonus is one where the carrier at both ends can have TDM (Time Division Multiplex) analogue signal, while the actual long distance (Cross city/country) voice transfer happens via IP.
Headquartered at Westford, MA (US), Sonus products include media and signaling gateways, policy/routing servers, session border controllers and subscriber feature servers, deployed in some of the world's largest and most complex IP networks. http://www.sonusnet.com