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Press Release -- July 18th, 2012
Source: Sonus Networks

INTERNET TELEPHONY and Next Gen Mobility Magazines’ “2012 NGN Leadership Award” 07.18.12 Sonus Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY and Next Gen Mobility Magazines’ “2012 NGN Leadership Award”

Sonus SBC 5200 Session Border Controller Honored for Outstanding Innovation

WESTFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Key Takeaways:

  • Recognition honors companies that are transforming the communications industry and bringing innovative products and services to market.
  • The Sonus SBC 5200 is designed for high-capacity environments demanded by tier one service providers and Fortune 500 companies.
  • The Sonus SBC 5200 supports 64,000 sessions on a single server, more than twice the capacity of a similar product from the leading SBC competitor.

Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Sonus SBC 5200 Session Border Controller (SBC) as a recipient of the “2012 NGN Leadership Award” presented by its publications INTERNET TELEPHONY and Next Gen Mobility.

The 2012 NGN Leadership Award recognizes the growth, evolution and distinction between the applications and services designed for next generation networks and the enabling technologies that make them possible.

The Sonus SBC 5200 is specifically designed for high-capacity environments demanded by tier one service providers. The Sonus SBC 5200 supports 64,000 sessions on a single server, more than twice the capacity of a similar product from the leading SBC competitor.

Infonetics Research shows Sonus as the fastest-growing SBC vendor in the service provider market for 2011 (“Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers,” 4Q11 report); growing almost 4x faster than the market average. Sonus also counts several Fortune 500 enterprises among its SBC customers, including some of the world’s largest banks, airlines, retailers and healthcare providers.

SBCs provide secure access to SIP trunking, which enables enterprises to reduce costs and deliver new applications such as Unified Communications (UC) and video. SIP trunking, trunking consolidation and the move to VoIP can reduce traditional enterprise telecom bills by up to 75%. A recent Infonetics Research report shows the enterprise SBC market up 60% from 2010 to 2011 and is expected to grow 26% year-over-year through 2016.


“Sonus has been recognized for their exceptional work in advancing next gen services and technologies. The Sonus SBC 5200 Session Border Controller has proven it is exceptional and its innovation has contributed to the transformation of the industry,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We are pleased to honor Sonus for driving the next generation of technologies that will enable our communications needs.”

“The Sonus SBC 5200 was the first SBC to address the needs of SIP communications by offering embedded media transcoding, strong security and innovative call routing in a high-performance, small form-factor device,” said David Tipping, Sonus Vice President and General Manager, SBC Business. “We are honored by this recognition as it reflects Sonus’ unwavering commitment to innovation by offering our customers best-in-class products.”

Other Facts:

Additional Resources:

Sonus SBC 5200 Session Border Controller: Product information and resources

Sonus SBC 5100 Session Border Controller: Product information and resources


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About Sonus Networks:

Sonus helps the world’s leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. 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 or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

About TMC:

TMC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines., which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: including Mobility Tech, M2M Evolution, ChannelVision Expo, MSPWorld, Super WiFi, SUITS, LatinComm, HTML5 Summit Conferences and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The information in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Although Sonus believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report 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 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Sonus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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, except as required by law.

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