Lod, Israel, July 28, 2008 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced that ER-Telecom , a Russian telecommunications company, has chosen to deploy the MediaPack MP-202 Telephone Adapter into their network. The MP-202 is a member of the AudioCodes MediaPack series of analog VoIP gateways.
In addition to current deployments of AudioCodes’ trunking business gateways , ER-Telecom will be implementing the MP-202 residential gateway into their network. This Mediant residential gateway offers local and globally based operators and system integrators full interoperability with leading Softswitches and SIP application Servers, exceptional voice quality, feature-richness and increased security. The MP-202 is a 2-line SIP gateway with an internal router consisting of DHCP, NAT and PPPoE capabilities which enables subscribers to connect to their home PC or LAN hub/switch. By utilizing automatic software and configurational upgrades through periodic network updates, the MP -202 is designed for mass deployment while allowing operators to control their operational expenses.
“AudioCodes is a reliable company that provides advanced VoIP equipment,” stated Sergey Gusev, Deputy Director at ER-Telecom. “After some final testing with a range of similar devices we selected AudioCodes and look forward to working with them.”
“We are pleased to join forces with ER-Telecom and add our best-of-breed, feature-rich media gateways to their growing network. Our collaboration with ER-Telecom is expected to increase AudioCodes footprint within the Russian market,” stated Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at AudioCodes. “Our offering of both busine ss and residential gateways provides global service providers a high level of voice quality technology and unique advantages in the marketplace.”
CJSC ER-Telecom Holding, established in 2006 in Perm (formerly CJSC ER-Telecom), provides a broad range of telecom services: cable TV “Divan-TV”, digital TV “Divan-TV Plus”, anytime Internet-access for individuals “Dom.ru” and legal entities, telephone services “Gorsvyaz”. Today ER-Telecom operates in corporate and private markets of 17 cities in Russia - Perm, Samara, Volgograd, Volzhsky, Penza, Kirov, Ioshkar-Ola, Kazan, Nizhnekamsk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Tyumen, Izhevsk, Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod. According to the Company’s estimates, the holding’s share in 15 cities (excluding Novosibirsk and Nizhny Novgorod, launched in March, 2008) ranges from 30% to 60% of telecom services market. By the results of 2007 the operator’s revenues totaled RUB 1.3 billion, having tripled vs. 2006. ER-Telecom develops in Russian cities branded multi-service city-wide cable networks as a platform for providing telecom services. The networks are built based on the technology fiber to-the-building (FTTB). The total network length is 6,453 km. The employed technologies include FTTB, Gigabit Ethernet, SDH/PDH, PPPoE.