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Press Release -- December 22nd, 2015
Source: Sonus Networks

Sonus Participates in the First Independent Interoperability Test of NFV Infrastructure-to-Virtual Network Functions

Sonus SBC SWe Displays Integration with Juniper Networks® Contrail™ Networking in Phase 1 of the Interoperability Evaluation

For Immediate Release: December 21, 2015

Key Takeaways:
  • Sonus joined the first industry-wide verification of multi-vendor interoperability of NFVIs-to-VNFs organized by the New IP Agency (NIA), Light Reading and European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) in Germany.
  • Sonus successfully tested with Juniper Networks® Contrail™ Networking, displaying the ability to dynamically configure the Sonus SBC SWe as a VNF.
  • Sonus was the only participant within the test phase with its own VNF manager (VNFM), which successfully demonstrated its flexibility to interoperate with a NFVI using the Sonus VNFM.

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS, news, filings), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today its participation and successful testing with Juniper Networks Contrail Networking in Phase 1 of the NFVI-VNF Interoperability Evaluation conducted by the NIA, Light Reading and the EANTC.

The testing, designed to accelerate the deployment of virtualized networks, marks the first public multi-vendor interoperability test of NFVI solutions with VNFs to be organized, planned, managed and executed by an independent third party. Sonus demonstrated integration with Juniper Networks Contrail Networking, showcasing package onboarding and deletion, VNF instantiation and forceful and graceful termination.

Sonus was the only vendor that brought its own VNFM to the testing, demonstrating its flexibility by providing an additional option to manage and complete the instantiation and configuration of a virtual SBC.


“We are pleased to see Sonus participating successfully in New IP Agency’s first test campaign, aiming to accelerate the deployment of multi-vendor virtualized networks,” said Carsten Rossenhoevel, managing director, EANTC. “It’s encouraging that Sonus added a convenient option to manage its VNF on third-party NFVIs by utilizing its own VNFM during the test.”

“Service providers today are looking for ways to migrate to a VNF based network with field trials and live deployments of VNFs,” said Mykola Konrad, Sonus, vice president, Go-to-Market. “The demonstration of Sonus’ SBC SWe with Juniper Networks Contrail Networking is an excellent proof point of Sonus’ leadership in the NFV ecosystem.”

Other Facts:
  • Sonus is committed to driving industry progress towards successful Cloud deployments and will participate in Phase 2 of the evaluation in 2016.
  • The Sonus SBC SWe provides a virtualized option that uses the same software as the Sonus SBC 5000 series and SBC 7000 with identical advanced feature functionality. The SBC SWe allows customers a simple migration from appliance-based networks to NFV/Cloud solutions, letting customers cost-effectively scale their networks to deliver secure, real-time voice and video traffic.
Additional Resources:
  • Click here to download test results from the NFVI-VNF Interoperability Evaluation Phase 1.
  • For more information on the Sonus SBC SWe click here.

Sonus Networks, SONS, New IP Agency, NIA, Light Reading, EANTC, Network Functions Virtualization, NFV, NFV Infrastructure, NFVI, Virtual Network Functions, VNF, VNF Manager, VNFM, JNPR, SBC SWe, Cloud, Contrail, SBC 5000, SBC 7000

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. Follow Sonus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

About NIA:

The New IP Agency (NIA) ( is a not-for-profit independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks.

About EANTC:

EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC’s proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies.

About Light Reading:

Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

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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.

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