Japan's Sanntuu picks Cataleya for TDM to IP conversion

18 July 2017 | James Pearce


Sanntuu, a Japanese carrier, has partnered with Cataleya to deploy its next-generation session border controller (SBC) Orchid One across its network.

Andreas Hipp 100x150Orchid One will allow Sanntuu to offer managed interconnect services, allowing carriers to migrate from TDM to IP over the next few years, following Japan’s plans to phase out TDM by 2024.

Sanntuu will use Orchid One’s SBC and switching capabilities to handle inter-operators’ IP connectivity, and provide them with a simple, economic and unified solution over IP. It also includes real-time fraud detection capabilities and is fully compliant with Japan’s stringet interworking regulations.

“Sanntuu has a tremendous opportunity to support service providers across Japan and internationally to achieve a smooth and prompt transition to an all-IP infrastructure, while meeting very specific requirements,” said Andreas Hipp, CEO and chairman of Cataleya. 

“I am extremely proud that we were able to meet Japan’s strict interworking requirements and give Sanntuu an efficient way to address real demands for all-IP networking. Very few vendors have been able to achieve this.”

Sanntuu Corporation was established in 1999 and provides communications services across Japan. Its core offering includes international calling, deployment and resale of IP circuits, call centre and IP PBX solutions, interactive voice response (IVR) and other APIs to the telecommunications industry.

Sanntuu will manage TDM and IP interconnects for smaller carriers connecting to large carriers like NTT who are going all-IP.

“We were impressed that Cataleya was able to meet Japan’s strict technical requirements, while also providing cost-efficiency and guaranteed quality. It simplifies our approach and enables us to provide critical interconnect services in Japan,” said Jorge Takata, GM at Sanntuu Corporation. 

“Cataleya was by far the best solution for our needs, in terms of quality, unique capabilities, and offers us exceptional and unmatched features.”