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Sonus Enriches Session Control and Analytics Functions to Enable Seamless Network Transformation and Optimization for Customers

Latest Policy and Management Release Extends Sonus’ Cloud Reach and Enhances Network Control and Visibility

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus’ entire product portfolio can be deployed in cloud environments.
  • Sonus enhances session aware routing in its PSX, making it easier for customers to intelligently route sessions based on the attributes and routing cost of the session.
  • Enriched metrics and analytics for Sonus NetScore give customers a more granular view of network traffic.

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2017

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in securing cloud and real-time communications, announced today that its latest Policy and Management release is now generally available. With this solution release, Sonus provides a consolidated framework for management, session control, billing mediation, and analytics functions across legacy and next-generation communication networks. Key updates include:

  • Cloud: Customers can now deploy the Sonus DataStream Integrator (DSI) and NetScore products in OpenStack-based cloud environments. These two products complement the existing cloud-native portfolio inclusive of the Sonus Session Border Controller (SBC), PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Engine (PSX), Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) and Element Management System (EMS).
  • Intelligent Session Control: This release enables customers to use the Sonus PSX to intelligently route traffic based on the attributes of the session. For instance, customers can route audio-only calls differently from bandwidth-heavy video calls, providing greater network and cost control.
  • Network Analytics: With this release, customer insight into network capacity, bandwidth utilization and traffic patterns has been improved. Sonus NetScore has access to new peak traffic statistics in the GSX and provides new analytics for average and peak trunk utilization, and trunk group bandwidth utilization. This helps customers plan capacity extensions accordingly.
  • Gateway: With ongoing investments in the Sonus GSX, customers can now optimize media path for SIP-SIP backhaul, allowing these customers to lower network costs by freeing up media ports on the intermediate gateway.

Quotes:

“As customers move to the cloud, Sonus is advancing these customers’ migration with OpenStack support for the DSI and NetScore products,” said Ram Ramanathan, director, Product Management, Sonus. “But just as important, this solution release provides customers with key enhancements to our Policy and Management portfolio, demonstrating our commitment to help customers move from legacy to next-generation networks. Customers can trust that Sonus’ full portfolio of hardware, virtual and cloud-native solutions will allow them to complete their network transformation seamlessly.”

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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. 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, +1-978-614-8321
jvancura@sonusnet.com

Customers

  • MathWorks estimates that through the automated provisioning and call routing features of the Sonus solution, the company has freed up more than 250 IT staff hours per week for more important projects.

    MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs 2800 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • The industry-leading performance and scale of Sonus' SBC 5100 allows us to maintain a competitive edge in the market while delivering exceptional customer service. 

    Smart Tel is a major player in the Singapore telecommunications industry and aims to develop its global presence with new offices in Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, South Africa, the US and the UK, with cost effective, easy-to-use and scalable telephony solutions.
  • We wanted to work with an industry-leading SBC vendor and our market analysis indicated that Sonus was the clear choice for this partnership.

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    We are experts in identifying and delivering flexible communication solutions that scale and adapt to your business demands, empowering your business to do more, faster and with less effort and cost.