Option Service Selects Sangoma SS7 Gateway for IP Telephony

SPIROU Compliant Gateway from Sangoma Provides Reliable and Flexible Connection Between IP Telephony Sites and French Carrier Networks

TORONTO, ONTARIO and PARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwire – May 4, 2012) – Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP communications systems for both voice and data, together with IT-LOGIQ, its France-based distribution partner, announced that Option Service, a provider of telecommunications services throughout France, has selected Sangoma’s NetBorder SS7 VoIP Gateway for interconnection with France Telecom’s SS7 network. Option Service operates over 1500 xDSL links used by businesses and enterprises for voice and data connectivity services.

“We are delighted that Option Service selected the Sangoma NetBorder SS7 VoIP Gateway for interconnection with the France Telecom network,” stated Xavier Paour, president of IT-LOGIQ. “We were confident that the reliability and ease of integration offered by the NetBorder solution will provide Option Service with cost-effective network signaling interconnections that are compatible with the French SPIROU SS7 protocol variant.”

Comprised of field-proven SS7 and SIP protocol stacks and control software, and award-winning digital PSTN interface boards, Sangoma’s NetBorder SS7 VoIP Gateways is one of a broad array of Sangoma products that address the need to interconnect disparate networks, technologies, protocols, and applications throughout the enterprise environment.

According to Philippe Laredo of Service Option, “While SPIROU compliance is an absolute requirement for connection to the France Telecom network, the ease with which we were able to integrate the Sangoma technology with our VoIP solutions truly set it apart, and sealed our selection.”

Service Option provides IP Telephony services to small businesses through large enterprises through service models that include on-premise IP-PBX deployments, gateway services to existing legacy PBX systems, and fully hosted services.

“Even as the business world moves steadily towards IP telephony, there is a real need to interface with the existing carrier infrastructure that relies heavily on SS7 for signaling, call routing and call control,” said Frederic Dickey, director of product management at Sangoma. “Sangoma’s flexible gateways facilitate carrier network connections with field-proven protocol and signaling technology that innovative service providers such as Service Option can quickly and easily integrate in value-added solutions for businesses.”

About Option Service

Headquartered in Genvry, France, Option Service is a telecom and datacom service provider operation a network of over 1500 links XDSL links and 130 optical fibers, providing data transport and IP telephony services for local authorities (town halls and Communities of Communes), hospitals and multi-site companies. This network makes use of the fiber infrastructure maintained by network operators including France Telecom, Completel, Sanef, and Téloise. Option Service independently provides voice, data, and video services over the network infrastructure.

A leader in delivering IP telephony services for more than 5 years, Option Service deploys best-in-class telephone sets and video-capable terminals with its Asterisk-based IP-PBX solutions. In addition to IP telephony equipment, Option Service engages with customers to consult, design, and implement voice and data networking solutions that scale to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes.


IT-LOGIQ is a leading distributor of telecom and VoIP technology and systems in France. Focused on providing the expertise and consultancy necessary to satisfy the business needs of solution innovators and network infrastructure operators, IT-LOGIQ relies on the expertise of its professional staff of experts and a broad selection of products including network convergence, VoIP, signaling solutions, and high-density systems from leading manufacturers to deliver high-quality, flexible and reliable solutions.

IT-LOGIQ accompanies customers throughout projects from conception to deployment. It works closely with them to create solutions that are quick to market, deliver high-quality solutions that enable competitive service delivery and technology investment protection.

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma Technologies is a trusted leader in delivering value-based Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions for businesses of all sizes. Sangoma’s cloud-based Services include Unified Communication (UCaaS) business communications, Meetings as a Service (MaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Trunking as a Service (TaaS), Fax as a Service (FaaS), Device as a Service (DaaS), and Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), Managed Internet Access, Managed Security, Managed SD-WAN. In addition, Sangoma offers a complete line of communications Products, including premise-based UC systems, a full line of desk phones and headsets, and a complete connectivity suite (gateways/SBCs/telephony cards). Sangoma’s products and services are used worldwide in leading UC, PBX, IVR, contact centers, carrier networks, office productivity, and data communication applications. Sangoma is also the primary developer and sponsor of Asterisk and FreePBX, the world’s two most widely used open-source communication software projects.
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