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Press Release -- November 17th, 2015
Source: Sonus Networks

Sonus and Tekno Telecom Join Forces to Provide Carriers with Diameter and SS7 Integrated Monitoring Solution

Joint Solution Delivers Increased Real-Time Visibility and Troubleshooting Capabilities for Global Carriers

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2015

Key Takeaways:
  • Sonus and Tekno Telecom joint solution provides carriers with increased network visibility and troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Sonus’ signaling portfolio covers the complete carrier journey, from 2G (SS7) through 3G (SIP) to 4G (Diameter) and beyond (NFV).

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, and Tekno Telecom, a leader in the Network Monitoring and Reporting arena, today announced the integration of the Sonus DSC 8000 and DSC SWe with Tekno’s NetQuest signaling monitoring solution, to form the Integrated Monitoring Solution. This joint initiative provides carriers with a solution that delivers increased network monitoring, surveillance and maintenance capabilities.

The integration of Sonus’ and Tekno’s signaling products dramatically lowers the cost to monitor SS7 and Diameter, and simplifies the connectivity to the signaling links by removing media tapping hardware. With this partnership, service and revenue assurance, billing, fraud prevention, network surveillance, quality of service and troubleshooting become less expensive, real-time and most importantly, increasingly accurate.

Sonus’ signaling solutions portfolio provides secure communications and seamless interoperability across the complete ecosystem of carrier networks including 2G (SS7), 3G (SIP) and 4G/LTE (Diameter). The Sonus DSC 8000 is a robust, carrier-grade solution that solves the diameter routing dilemma by providing a cost effective solution for the legacy SS7 network and an evolutionary path to the next generation Diameter network. The DSC SWe provides the same advanced feature functionality of the DSC 8000 in a virtual form, delivering carriers with an easy-to-manage, highly scalable solution to the anticipated LTE signaling storm of the future.


“Sonus’ advanced Diameter Signaling Controller and Signaling Transfer Points combined with Tekno’s monitoring capabilities provide carriers with enhanced quality of service, increased revenue opportunities, reduced network inefficiencies and minimized vulnerabilities,” said Bill Welch, Sonus, senior product manager, Signaling. “This partnership benefits customers due to the carrier’s ability to detect and prevent potential issues before they impact the end-user.”

“By utilizing this unique monitoring approach, carriers will be able to cost effectively harvest the rich content of the signaling networks, correlate them into xDRs and effectuate revenue and customer enhancing business intelligence,” stated Sam Galler, Tekno Telecom, vice president, Marketing. “This versatile integrated solution allows multiple departments to inexpensively achieve their network information needs.”

Additional Resources:
  • For more information on Sonus’ portfolio of DSCs and SS7 Signaling Transfer Points, click here.
  • For more information on Tekno Telecoms solutions, click here.

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About Sonus:

Sonus brings the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE solutions to its customers by enabling and securing mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, IM and online collaboration. With Sonus, enterprises can intelligently 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), Cloud Exchange Networking Platform, Policy/Routing servers and media/signaling gateways. Visit or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

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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

Tekno Telecom:

Sam Galler
+1 630-579-9800, Ext 203

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