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Press Release -- July 20th, 2011
Source: Sonus Networks
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Sonus Networks Receives 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

NBS5200 Networked Session Border Controller Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

For Immediate Release

Sonus Networks Receives 2010 Communications Solutions
Product of the Year Award


NBS5200 Networked Session Border Controller Recognized for

WESTFORD, Mass., July 20, 2011 Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a market leader in next-generation IP-based network solutions, today announced that TMC, a global integrated media company has named the NBS5200TM Session Border Controller as a recipient of a 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The NBS5200 is the highest-density, highest-scalability Session Border Controller (SBC) solution in its class with market-leading session capacity, integrated transcoding, and advanced signaling and media interworking. Based on Sonus’s next-generation ConnexIP™ platform, the NBS5200 is the first product to combine full SBC functionality with carrier-class overload controls, integrated media interworking, an advanced routing and policy engine, and multi-access security gateway features delivered in an appliance form factor.

“Sonus was chosen to receive a 2010 Product of the Year Award for creating exceptional advancements in communications,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “The NBS5200 has shown benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at Sonus. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.”

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2009 through March 2010 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. The 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions websites.

“Having the NBS5200 recognized as the Communications Solutions Product of the Year is a validation of our product vision,” said Bob Bradley, product line manager for security solutions at Sonus Networks. “As service providers and enterprises began deploying advanced applications – including unified communications, video, and instant messaging – they increased the burden on SBCs, which began as simple, security-focused elements.  While their original purpose remains, much has changed that requires a new class of networked SBCs. The NBS5200, the first of these networked SBCs, is a direct result of over a decade of Sonus’s intellectual expertise and continuing commitment to innovation.”

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. 

About Sonus Networks

Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions.  With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI.  Sonus products include media and signaling gateways, policy/routing servers, session border controllers and subscriber feature servers.  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

This release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to Item 1A “Risk Factors” of Sonus’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and all subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus’ views only as of today 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, except as required by law.

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