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Press Release -- November 7th, 2011
Source: Sonus Networks

Sonus Networks’ SVP and CTO to Keynote the ICICs 2011 Conference

Dr. Rajiv Laroia to Present “Internet for the Social Beings” at International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing

For Immediate Release



Dr. Rajiv Laroia to Present “Internet for the Social Beings” at International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processin

Westford, Mass., November 7, 2011 Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a market leader in next-generation IP-based network solutions , today announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rajiv Laroia will be a featured keynote speaker at the International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS).

ICICS 2011, a biennial event, will take place in Singapore from December 13-16, 2011. The theme for this year’s conference is “Sustainable Infocomm Systems.”

Dr. Laroia’s presentation titled “Internet for the Social Beings – The Future of the Internet?” will describe a proximate Internet – a network of all devices that are in physical proximity to a person. It will focus on a new peer-to-peer airlink technology that was designed to enable the proximate Internet and the challenges such a design had to overcome.

Sonus’ Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Laroia is a well-recognized expert in current and next-generation wireless broadband technologies. He joined Sonus from Qualcomm, where he served as senior vice president as a result of the company’s acquisition of Flarion Technologies in January 2006. Previously, he was the founder and CTO of Flarion Technologies where he and his team designed the first all-IP mobile wireless data system based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM).

Prior to launching Flarion in 2000, Dr. Laroia was with Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, joining the prestigious Mathematical Sciences Research Center in 1992. He received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi – all in electrical engineering. His thesis also contributed to V.34, the ITU voice-band modem international standard. Dr. Laroia has 145 issued patents and more than 300 pending. Additionally, he was inducted to the University of Maryland, College Park Innovations Hall of Fame and has won numerous industry awards including the IIT Delhi Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

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 and the Sonus in Session blog .

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, 2010 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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