Sonus Networks appoints local telecom systems integrator IBIL as Malaysian partner

28 May 2003 Westford, MA Lightwave--Sonus Networks , a provider of packet-based voice technology today announced that it has appointed telecommunications systems integrator, IBIL, as its partner in Malaysia. Sonus also announced the establishment of a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, which will enable the company to directly support its customers and partners in the country.

May 28th, 2003

28 May 2003 Westford, MA Lightwave--Sonus Networks , a provider of packet-based voice technology today announced that it has appointed telecommunications systems integrator, IBIL, as its partner in Malaysia. Sonus also announced the establishment of a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, which will enable the company to directly support its customers and partners in the country.

"The voice-over-IP market in Malaysia is a very dynamic and rapidly growing sector," said Jack Tee, regional sales director, South Asia, Sonus Networks. "We see a lot of potential in this multi-million dollar market and with our new partner, IBIL, we aim to replicate in Malaysia the success we have had with service providers in other parts of Asia, such as Fusion Communications in Japan."

In 2001, Fusion Communications, Japan's first IP-centric telecommunications carrier, deployed Sonus' full range of packet-based voice products as the foundation of their next-generation voice network. This win was recognized by the leading IT market analysis and positioning services firm Aberdeen Group as one of the most important VoIP deployments of 2001 and 2002.

Sonus has selected IBIL to focus specifically on the local telecommunications operators sector, which includes both the wireless and fixed line markets. IBIL has a proven track record in implementing various products to the same service providers that Sonus is targeting in the region. With more than a decade of experience, IBIL has established its reputation in the telecommunications, networking and telecommunications infrastructure industry for high quality solution delivery, timely completion of projects and unsurpassed attention to customer service. IBIL has undertaken major projects for some of Malaysia's leading organizations, including Telekom Malaysia Berhad and Celcom Petronas Network (CPN), currently know as Petrofiber Network.

"Sonus is widely acknowledged as a market leader and world leader in carrier class VoIP packet solutions, and we see a lot of potential in working together for future projects," said Tan Sri Dato' Zaki Tun Azmi, chairman, IBIL. "We are extremely pleased with this partnership, and look forward to a lasting and successful relationship."

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