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Sonus Session Border Controllers Receive 2013 Excellence in Software Defined Networking Award

Sonus Networks (NASDAQ: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, announced today that the Sonus SBC 5000 Series of Session Border Controllers (SBCs) received a 2013 Excellence in Software Defined Networking (SDN) award by the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY and SDN Zone.

Sonus SBCs enable service providers and enterprises to quickly and securely enhance their network by implementing new services like SIP trunking and secure Cloud-based Unified Communications (UC). They provide a scalable platform delivering session management capabilities such as multi-vendor interworking, built-in media transcoding, line-rate encryption and advanced routing capabilities. The SBC 5000 Series is performance validated by Miercom and Microsoft Lync qualified.

Sonus received this award based on specific points of leadership in the SDN technology domain including the recently announced SBC SWe, the industry’s first software-based SBC architected to deliver unlimited scalability with the same advanced features and functionality of the SBC 5000 Series on a virtualized platform. “The rise of network virtualization and SDNs combined with virtual infrastructure enables the network to automatically reconfigure when voice and video require it,” according to Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst of ZK Research and author of “Software-Based Session Border Controllers are Critical to the Evolution of Communications,” October 2013.

The potential impact of SDN is underscored in the May 2013 report from Gartner Inc, “SDN and NFV Offer CSPs a New Way to Do Business,” co-authored by Akshay Sharma and Akiyoshi Ishiwata, which states “[t]he holistic control of software-defined networking (SDN) with the elasticity of network function virtualization (NFV) gives communications service providers (CSPs) new and more flexible business models.”


“Innovation is a cornerstone attribute of Sonus as we strive to meet the needs of our service provider and enterprise customers for flexible, scalable and resilient communications solutions,” said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, SBC Business, Sonus. “This is exemplified by the SBC SWe that delivers advanced security and interworking capabilities in a scalable, virtualized SBC platform. We are honored to receive the Excellence in SDN award from INTERNET TELEPHONY and SDN Zone.”

“Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Sonus as a recipient of the annual Excellence in SDN Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "The Sonus SBCs have demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Sonus for its inspiring work.”

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About Sonus:

Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience 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 www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

About TMC:

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release and statements that Sonus may make orally in connection with this release that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and investors are directed to the risks discussed in documents filed by Sonus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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