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Press Release -- February 27th, 2015
Source: Sonus Networks

Sonus and HP Showcase Cloud-based Real-Time Communications Services through Virtualized Solutions

Sonus Session Border Controller Software Edition Part of Joint HP Project at Mobile World Congress 2015

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus collaborates with HP at Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate how virtualization can improve the delivery speed of Cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) and Rich Communications Services (RCS).
  • The Sonus Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe) running on the HP OpenNFV Platform will demonstrate Virtual Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS) use case, as defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG).
  • The project will be located in the HP booth in Hall 2 Stand 2D50.

WESTFORD, Mass.  – Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, announced today that the Sonus Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe) will be part of a joint project with HP at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, demonstrating how delivery of Cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) and Rich Communications Services (RCS) can be accelerated through virtualization.

The demonstration – located in the HP booth in Hall 2 Stand 2D50 – will be comprised of the Sonus SBC SWe running as a fully featured Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) application on the HP OpenNFV Platform.  Together, Sonus and HP will demonstrate how hardware, power and space requirements for deploying network functions can be reduced without losing functionality.

Sonus and HP will demonstrate the Virtual Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS) use case, by enabling service providers to virtualize enterprise customer premise equipment (CPE) on service providers’ virtual networks so that enterprises can consume the resources they require as virtual services.  As network functions are virtualized, this demonstration will show that the typical base of dedicated hardware appliances normally used by network operators is no longer required.  Consequently, scalability and customization of real-time communications features and services such as UC or RCS become easier to implement across the network.

The Sonus SBC SWe is the industry’s first software-based SBC architected to deliver unlimited scalability with the same advanced features and functionality of the Sonus SBC 5000 Series on a virtualized platform.  The portability and flexibility of the SBC SWe makes it an ideal choice for service providers that have invested in virtualization technology, prefer pre-packaged “solutions in a box,” require remote network deployments or want to expand opportunities into new geographic markets where deploying a hardware solution would be impractical or cost prohibitive.  Sonus provides customers with a set of performance specifications for their host platforms, enabling customers to rapidly expand capacity, calls per second, features, transcoding, and security capabilities with a simple license key as business demands change.

“By collaborating with HP, Sonus is accelerating the mainstream offering of NFV-enabled SBC technology that delivers the session intelligence, interworking and security to realize Cloud-based real-time communications,” said Kevin Riley, chief technology officer, Sonus.  “Sonus is enabling service providers to open new revenue opportunities through efficient, scalable Cloud-based service delivery of advanced click-to-connect type services for voice, video and collaboration.”

“Communications service providers, facing increasing competition from over-the-top providers, are turning to virtualization of core networks and network functions to accelerate innovation and launch new services faster and with less expense,” said Werner Schaefer, vice president, Network Functions Virtualization, HP.  “Our work with Sonus demonstrates how the delivery of Cloud-based real-time communications features and services become easier to implement across provider networks.”

“The combination of Sonus SWe running on the HP OpenNFV Platform can provide network operators a robust virtual network environment to deliver cost effective, scalable and customizable real-time communications,” said Jim Burton, Co-founder, UC Strategies and CEO, CT Link.

Other Facts:

  • Sonus CTO Kevin Riley will participate in the “HP NFV ISV” Forum, taking place at the HP Showcase in Hall 3 Stand 3A20 of the Fira de Barcelona on Monday, March 2 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm CET and Tuesday, March 3 from 12 pm to 12:45 pm CET.

Additional Resources:

  • For more information about the Sonus SBC SWe, including product videos and executive interviews, visit the product site here.
  • Click here to download electronic copies of Sonus’ reference guides: Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for Dummies, Session Border Controllers for Dummies, WebRTC for Dummies, Lync Enterprise Voice for Dummies and SIP Trunking for Dummies.

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About Sonus:
Sonus brings intelligence and security to real-time communications. By helping the world embrace the next generation of cloud-based SIP and 4G/LTE solutions, Sonus enables and secures latency-sensitive, mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, instant messaging and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can give priority to real-time communications based on smart business rules while service providers can offer reliable, comprehensive and secure on-demand network services to their customers. With solutions deployed in more than 100 countries and nearly two decades of experience, Sonus offers a complete portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Network-as-a-Service capabilities, policy/routing servers and media and signaling gateways. For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

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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