Press Releases

Mar 13, 2008

AudioCodes Media Gateways Deployed by Global Crossing

AudioCodes’ Mediant Gateway Series is used by Global Crossing for trunking and enterprise access applications in Latin America

Lod, Israel, March 13, 2008 – AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced that Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, has selected the AudioCodes Mediant 3000, Mediant 2000 and Mediant 1000 digital VoIP Media Gateways and MediaPack analog VoIP Media Gateways as trunking and enterprise access gateways in Latin America.

Global Crossing is providing telephony services to enterprises and carrier peering, and has deployed the Mediant 3000 and Mediant 2000 for trunking applications to connect its VoIP network with internal and peering PSTN networks. These gateway platforms provide an ideal fit to Global Crossing’s varying capacity needs around Latin America, while providing the flexibility to be controlled by a third party softswitch using MEGACO call control. In addition, Global Crossing is using the Mediant 3000 for enterprise aggregation, whereby multiple enterprises are connected via TDM trunks to the Mediant 3000, which in turn provides SIP interworking towards the IP backbone. The Mediant 1000 and MediaPack gateways are deployed within enterprises and connect legacy PBXs via SIP trunks to the Global Crossing VoIP network. The Mediant 1000 and MediaPack gateways provide extensive interoperability with multiple vendor PBXs, making them a natural choice for this enterprise SIP trunking application.

“We have selected AudioCodes for its ability to provide us with state-of-art VoIP gateways to address our business communication services and broad network requirements,” stated Guillermo Mármora, Vice President of Technology & Operations – Voice Services at Global Crossing LATAM & Caribbean. “The compact-sized, carrier-grade Mediant 3000 is an ideal choice for our trunking and enterprise aggregation needs and we are impressed by the rich capabilities of the CPE gateways, along with the high level of responsiveness and support we received from AudioCodes.”

“We are proud that Global Crossing has selected AudioCodes’ carrier and CPE media gateways,” stated Yehuda Hershkovits, Vice President, Systems Group at AudioCodes. “With the growing popularity of VoIP, service providers are in need of cost-effective, scalable enterprise and carrier media gateways for business communications. AudioCodes is committed to assisting its customers in building cutting-edge VoIP networks and services with feature-rich, highly interoperable VoIP gateways.”

About Mediant 3000

The Mediant 3000 is a feature rich, highly available VoIP Media and transcoding gateway supporting low to medium channel densities. The Mediant 3000 compact footprint meets the needs of Service Providers that deploy a geographically dispersed network. The Mediant 3000 offers robust high availability architecture, meeting the most stringent availability requirements of current Service Providers worldwide. Supporting H.248, MGCP, TGCP and SIP, the Mediant 3000 can be deployed with different Softswitches. The capacity of the 3000 can scale from 480 channels up to 2,016 Low-Bit-Rate channels, with a simple software upgrade and with a very small footprint of 2 Rack Units. The Mediant 3000 is a truly converged platform that suits wireline, wireless (GSM, UMTS, CDMA), Cable, IMS and Fixed-Mobile-Convergence applications.

About Mediant 1000

The Mediant 1000 is AudioCodes’ cost-effective, converged wireline VoIP media gateway. Intelligently packaged in a stackable 1U chassis, it is designed to interface between TDM & IP networks in enterprises or small-scale carrier locations. Incorporating AudioCodes’ innovative Voice over Packet technology, the Mediant 1000 enables rapid time-to-market and reliable cost-effective deployment of next-generation networks. The compact Mediant 1000 Modular Gateway is extremely scalable and supports multiples of 1, 2, or 4 E1/T1/J1 spans, 4 to 20 BRI ports or 1 to 24 analog ports in various FXO/FXS configurations. The Mediant 1000 also supports mixed digital/analog with media processing capabilities such as conferencing and play/record configurations.

About Global Crossing

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects approximately 390 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to approximately 690 cities in more than 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide. Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.