Sonus Demonstrates Orchestration of its Cloud-Optimized SBC at the HPE Partner Showcase During Mobile World Congress

Demonstration Based on Successful Interoperability Testing at First Ever ETSI Plugtest

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus is presenting HPE orchestration and auto-scaling of the Sonus SBC SWe, providing efficiency and flexibility for Cloud-based, real-time communications.
  • Sonus’ demonstration replicates its successful interoperability testing at the first ever ETSI Plugtest and is located at the HPE Partner Showcase booth 3E11.

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, announced today that it is demonstrating how interoperable, virtualized solutions can increase the speed of deployment of real-time communications in the Cloud. This demonstration, taking place at Mobile World Congress, is based on successful interoperability testing at the ETSI Plugtest and provides global service providers with a best-of-breed solution that supports carrier-grade real-time communications in the Cloud.

Located at the HPE Partner Showcase booth 3E11, the demonstration is comprised of the HPE NFV Director for management and orchestration (MANO), Sonus SBC SWe and EMS SWe as virtual network functions (VNFs), and NFV infrastructure (NFVI) from Wind River.

During the demonstration, the HPE NFV Director seamlessly orchestrates the instantiation, scaling and termination of virtual instances of the Sonus SBC SWe. The joint solution showcases elasticity, with automatic scaling and load-balancing. This delivers a proven, carrier-grade architecture that is reliable and flexible, dependent on network traffic needs.


“While NFV shows lots of promise, it also introduces new operational challenges. Without adequately addressing these challenges, the promises of NFV will be tough to realize,” said David Sliter, vice president and general manager, Communications Solutions Business, HPE. “HPE and Sonus are committed to an interoperable approach to meet the evolving ETSI specifications for NFV orchestrator functionality.”

“This demonstration illustrates the continued advancement the industry is making towards delivering NFV orchestration and optimized VNFs that meet the expectations of our service provider customers,” said Kevin Riley, senior vice president of engineering and CTO, Sonus. “Sonus and HPE are providing service providers with a proven carrier-grade solution for elastic Cloud-optimized SBCs for real-time communications.”

Other Facts:

  • Sonus will be located at booth Hall 1 Stand 1G28 during Mobile World Congress.
  • Sonus supports standard OpenStack and ETSI-based interfaces and partnerships with many market-leading service orchestration and VNF infrastructure vendors to facilitate VNF instantiation.

Additional Resources:

About Sonus:

Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can secure and prioritize real-time communications, while service providers can deliver reliable, secure real-time services for mobile, UC and social applications. Sonus offers an award-winning portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS. Follow Sonus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release 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 “Risk Factors” section of Sonus’ most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. 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.

For Sonus:

Jason Vancura


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