FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/12 -- Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leading provider of enterprise-class networking solutions optimized for secure real-time communications in unified communications (UC), SIP Trunking and enterprise mobility, announced today that its UX Series is now certified as an Enterprise-Session Border Controller (E-SBC) for Telstra's Next IP® SIP Connect service. Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company.
All of Telstra's voice and data traffic is carried over Telstra's Next IP® SIP Connect service, a next generation wireline network that offers unprecedented scale and reach, plus quality of service to prioritize time-sensitive voice traffic. The addition of NET's UX Series with E-SBC gives enterprise customers the opportunity to adopt this powerful IP-based service from Telstra without needing costly and prohibitive upgrades to their existing PBX and IP-PBX systems, as well as providing a common platform for Microsoft Lync 2010 customers who want either to use their existing ISDN service with SIP Connect or to adopt Telstra's SIP Connect service to replace their existing ISDN service.
The UX Series' is a vendor-neutral device that can serve as an enhanced media gateway, a Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) and an E-SBC, concurrently. This gives customers a flexible and powerful platform that can deliver the interoperability features that are commonly required in an enterprise environment. It also allows customers to rapidly and confidently adopt leading collaborative communications systems such as Microsoft Lync, as well as powerful emerging IP-based carrier services, such as Telstra's Next IP® network.
The UX Series, in an E-SBC role, provides high-performance VoIP communications for enterprise deployments with Telstra SIP Connect services, with capacity support ranging from five to 600 simultaneous calls. The UX Series routes SIP sessions, converts signaling and media, and acts as a demarcation device between the customer's enterprise network and the Telstra network for establishing a reliable communication service.
NET's UX Series has also been 'Certified Secure' by Miercom, an independent test lab specializing in testing networking and communications equipment.
"NET has seen steady growth in the Australia and New Zealand market over the past two years, with customers deploying NET products for their Microsoft Lync and E-SBC requirements," said Maurizio Fragasso, Regional Manager for NET Australia & New Zealand. "This added certification is another great achievement for us. NET and Telstra are now able to collaboratively respond to a customer's SIP Connect requirements with a secure, reliable and flexible enterprise grade solution made possible by the capabilities of our UX Series and Telstra's Next IP® SIP Connect service."
Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. Our telecommunications services provide vast geographical coverage through both our fixed and mobile network infrastructure -- servicing many millions of Australian customers. Every day we help millions of Australians connect to the people and things that matter most to them -- anywhere, anytime -- because we believe the more connected people are the more opportunities they have. That's why we build technology and content solutions that are simple and easy to use -- including Australia's largest fully integrated IP network and Australia's largest and fastest wireless broadband network. That's why we strive to serve and know our customers better than anyone else -- offering a choice of not just digital connection, but digital content as well. And that's why we have an international presence spanning 15 countries, including China. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.telstra.com.au.
About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) delivers high performance networking equipment optimized for real-time communications. For more than a quarter of a century, NET has delivered solutions for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, security and performance. Today, the company is focused on providing secure real-time communications for unified communications (UC), SIP trunking, enterprise mobility, and IP-based multi-service networking. NET is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has 14 offices worldwide including the U.S., the U.K., France, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. The company sells its solutions to enterprise and government customers through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.net.com.
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