Iristel Deploys Sonus Solution to Simplify Network Management and Speed User Provisioning


Iristel Deploys Sonus Solution to Simplify Network Management and Speed User Provisioning

Canada's Largest and Fastest-growing VoIP Carrier is First in Country to Deploy Sonus' PSX Policy and Routing Server to Support Converged VoIP and IMS Network

Key Takeaways:

  • Iristel is Canada's largest and fastest-growing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) carrier with an expansive local voice network reaching coast-to-coast and up into the Northwest Territories

  • Iristel also operates ICE Wireless, a Canadian mobile phone company that has deployed an IMS-based network with Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) support

  • Iristel is the first carrier in Canada - either competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) like itself or incumbent carrier - to deploy Sonus' PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server to support a converged VoIP and IMS-based Mobile Network

  • The Sonus PSX will help Iristel centralize management and provisioning of all routes and policies associated with Iristel's converged network

WESTFORD, Mass. & TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonus Networks, Inc. (NAS: SONS) , a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that Iristel, Canada's largest and fastest-growing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider, is deploying the Sonus PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server to centralize management and provisioning of all routes and network policies within the core of its network.

The Sonus PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server is a central element in Sonus' industry-leading session border controller (SBCs) and VoIP media gateways that are deployed in enterprise and service provider networks around the globe.

Since 1999, Iristel has offered innovative VoIP-based services to its residential, business and wholesale customers. With its recent acquisition of ICE Wireless, Iristel launched Canada's first competitive communication services in the Northwest Territories, including VoIP-based fixed lines services and will soon be offering 3G mobile phone services. In order to effectively and efficiently converge its VoIP and mobile networks, Iristel is deploying the Sonus PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server solution. Located in Toronto and Vancouver, the Sonus PSX technology will provide the centralized intelligence for call routing for various network elements in Iristel's converged VoIP and mobile network.

The PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server also provides Iristel with more robust access to advanced services such as toll-free, number translations and local number portability (LNP). This allows Iristel to let customers keep existing phone numbers and move to Iristel's advanced communications network for significantly less cost than current local and mobile phone service.

The Sonus PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server offers industry-leading features, exceptional scalability and centralized policy/traffic control for both SIP and legacy network elements, including SBCs, media gateways and soft-switches. These features allow the Sonus PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server to deliver a host of real-world benefits to service providers and businesses, including lower cost VoIP calls, intelligent routing, simplified network management and increased margins.


"Sonus' PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server represents the 'gold standard' of network policy and routing management. We are committed to building the most solid Next Generation Network in Canada, and we needed a proven and innovative solution to help us propel our network into the future with cutting-edge technology, and we found that with Sonus," said Samer Bishay, president and chief executive officer, Iristel.

"The PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server is the industry's most feature-rich policy and routing server, delivering unparalleled reliability in the world's most demanding environments and scalability to millions of subscribers. The PSX provides companies like Iristel with a competitive advantage and an opportunity to increase revenue, especially as Iristel moves to optimize its network, extend its revenue generating offers and moves to Unified Communications," said Mykola Konrad, general manager, Trunking and Policy Business Unit, Sonus.

Other Facts:

  • In 2012, Sonus Centralized Policy and Routing Server received the TMCnet 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year award

  • Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers, published October 9, 2012 by Gartner, Inc.

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About Sonus:

Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world's largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit

About Iristel:

Iristel is Canada's largest and fastest-growing carrier providing innovative communication services that are changing how consumers and businesses communicate. Iristel offers OTT, Voice Service Provider and Carrier customers a full suite of domestic and international Local Voice, Wholesale Voice, 911, SMS and Platform services that are supported by Iristel's unified VoIP and GSM networks. Founded in 1999, Toronto-based Iristel operates Canada's largest facilities-based local voice network extending Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast as well as Ice Wireless, a GSM carrier with operations in Canada's Far North. For more information, please visit Iristel at:

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The information in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Sonus' business, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of Sonus' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus' views only as of the date on which such statement is made, and should not be relied upon as representing Sonus' views as of any subsequent date. While Sonus may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Sonus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law.

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For Iristel Inc.:
Bob Brehl, +1 416-800-0010

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