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Sonus Session Border Controllers Bring Japanese Carriers Together with Enhanced Network-to-Network Interface Capabilities

Functionality Helps Fixed and Wireless Carriers Connect with Proven Performance and Security at Scale

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017

Key Takeaways:

  • The latest Sonus SBC Core portfolio software release offers a secure and scalable NNI solution that is verified to be compliant to TTC interworking standards commonly used within Japan.
  • Sonus solutions provide complete network protection from theft of service and other SIP-based attacks during interconnection.
  • The Sonus SBC Core portfolio is available in appliance or Cloud native deployments, providing a seamless path from hardware to the Cloud.

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, announced today the latest Sonus SBC Core portfolio software release with support for IP interface for network-to-network interconnection standards commonly used within Japan and the greater APAC region. This functionality helps Japanese and other APAC carriers meet strict Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) interconnection requirements at a lower cost, while providing a high-quality and secure experience to subscribers.

As service providers migrate from legacy infrastructure to next-generation Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based networks, the need to interconnect with partner networks for coverage and cost reasons becomes increasingly important. However, carriers must overcome unique performance, security and routing challenges when connecting high volumes of traffic. Sonus has partnered closely with key tier-1 customers to develop and verify that its solution is compliant with Japanese Network-to-Network Interfaces (NNI) standards.

Performance at Scale

The Sonus SBC 7000 is architected to scale up to 150,000 sessions in a single system with onboard DSPs for transcoding. This scalability simplifies and consolidates the DNS and IP peering configurations on NNI. Additionally, the Sonus SBC Core portfolio provides built-in Least Cost Routing, Local Number Portability and multimedia routing to simplify network management and reduce costs.

Robust Network Security

With advanced encryption and Denial of Service capabilities, the Sonus SBC Core portfolio provides security that scales as interconnection points grow. This functionality provides protection for the carriers’ core as well as partner networks from attacks.

Seamless Path to Virtualization

To future-proof interconnection investments, the Sonus SBC Software Edition (SBC SWe) uses the same management and software interface as the hardware-based Sonus SBC 5000 Series and Sonus SBC 7000. This provides carriers with the ability to choose hardware for interconnection today and seamlessly migrate to virtualization and the Cloud in the future without additional investments in training and equipment.

Quotes:

“The Sonus SBC Core portfolio is trusted to deliver high volumes of reliable and secure real-time communications in some of the world’s most demanding networks today,” said Shambhu Rai, Principal Product Manager, Sonus. “With the Japan specific NNI functionality, Sonus shows its dedication to the Japan and APAC markets, enabling standards-based secure and cost effective network-to-network interconnect among operators. This will not only reduce the cost of interconnect, but also reduce the time and effort spent by operators to setup interconnect services.”

Other Facts:

  • The Sonus SBC Core portfolio consists of the hardware-based SBC 5000 Series, the SBC 7000 and SBC SWe.
  • The full Sonus SBC portfolio was recognized as a winner of the 2016 Network Security Excellence Award presented by TMCnet.

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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

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    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.
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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.