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Portugal Telecom Selects AudioCodes’ SIP Trunking Solutions for its All-IP Network Transformation Project

Sep 11, 2017


  • AudioCodes’ Mediant Multi-Service Business Routers (MSBR) to be deployed with rapid installation and full remote management at Portugal Telecom’s business customers
  • Integrated Session Border Controller (SBC) with extensive SIP interoperability enables voice quality monitoring for better SLA enforcement utilizing AudioCodes VoIPerfect technology
  • Mediant MSBR supports multiple redundancy circles such as multi WAN including 4G, multi-proxy and PSTN breakout


Lod, Israel - Sep 11, 2017

AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced that AudioCodes’ Mediant multi-service business routers (MSBR) have been selected by Portugal Telecom for a large-scale, multi-year SIP trunk project. The project is part of Portugal Telecom’s recent steps to implement its vision of transitioning to an all-IP infrastructure, an increasingly popular trend in the industry.

Portugal Telecom, the incumbent carrier in Portugal, is a member of the Altice Group, a multi-national cable, fiber and telecommunications company that owns service providers around the world. Portugal Telecom provides data and voice infrastructure offering Quad Play (TV, broadband, voice (telephony) and mobile) for both consumers and businesses. Similar to other major carriers around the world, Portugal Telecom recently took steps to implement its vision of providing an all-IP offering.

The AudioCodes Mediant MSBR family includes a range of scalable devices that offer VoIP connectivity, data routing and security together with a range of WAN interface options, all housed in a single, compact platform. The MSBR integrated session border controller (SBC) functionality delivers extensive SIP interoperability enabling voice quality monitoring for better SLA enforcement utilizing AudioCodes VoIPerfect technology. Virtually any customer IP-PBX (including Microsoft Skype for Business) can connect seamlessly with Portugal Telecom’s infrastructure. The devices support a range of WAN interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet, ADSL and VDSL2 (including vectoring), as well as BRI and PRI ISDN interfaces for customers with legacy PBX equipment. Voice encryption is supported across all of AudioCodes’ voice connectivity platforms, including MSBR, to ensure secure communications for Portugal Telecom’s business customers. AudioCodes’ MSBRs will be fully integrated into Portugal Telecom’s management platforms to enable rapid installation and full remote management and monitoring.

“Working with a vendor with more than 20 years of experience in voice connectivity and interoperability adds significant value to Portugal Telecom in its efforts to implement the Company’s all-IP vision,” commented Alexandre Fonseca, Portugal Telecom’s Chief Technology Officer. “By bringing the AudioCodes vision of helping customers migrate from legacy to SIP trunking services, along with their extensive SIP interoperability and support for ISDN and WAN interfaces and flexible manageability embodied in their MSBR, AudioCodes is an ideal partner to collaborate with on this project.”

“This deployment is an important milestone for AudioCodes, as the Portugal Telecom project represents yet further proof of the industry trend towards an all-IP infrastructure and a validation of the role AudioCodes has to play in that trend,” said Shaul Weissman, VP Business Development, Service Providers, at AudioCodes. “We are pleased that following a similar project with Deutsche Telekom, our MSBR is being deployed in another major all-IP transition project due to its recognized flexibility, interoperability and high quality voice and data services capability.”

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