WESTFORD, Mass., Dec. 26 -- Sonus Networks announced it is continuing its global expansion with direct operations in China. Sonus has established a regional office in Beijing and has named former Juniper sales executive Michael Li as country director to oversee Sonus' sales, marketing and support operations in China. Sonus also announced that it has formed a partnership with leading Chinese systems integrator Photonic Bridges.
Sonus' new direct operations in Beijing will serve the rapidly growing Chinese telecommunications market, including next-generation carriers as well as established service providers.
To complement its direct operations, Sonus has selected Photonic Bridges as its first distribution partner in China. Photonic Bridges has signed an agreement to provide the complete Sonus product line in the Chinese market. Under terms of the contract, Photonic Bridges will market and support the full range of Sonus' packet voice solutions, including the GSX9000(TM) Open Services Switch, the Insignus(TM) Softswitch and the Sonus Insight(TM) Management System, to China telecommunications providers.