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Sonus Showcases Cloud Optimized SBC Functionality at Hewlett Packard's "Open NFV Partner Showcase" During Mobile World Congress
Sonus SBC SWe Deployed in the HPE Open NFV Cloud Demonstrates the Agility of Cloud-Based UC and RCS Service Ability

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus is demonstrating auto provisioning, elastic scalability and dynamic load-balancing of its virtual SBCs in the Cloud at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) "Open NFV Partner Showcase" during Mobile World Congress (MWC).
  • Sonus brings the industry's broadest SBC portfolio to public, private and hybrid Clouds with market-leading orchestration vendors.

Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today that it is demonstrating automated instantiation, network-wide licensing and dynamic load balancing of its SBC SWe in the HPE Open NFV Cloud at MWC. This demonstration is a proof-point for the secure, scalable and highly efficient delivery of real-time communications in the Cloud.

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Sonus is presenting its SBC as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) deployable as either an access or an interconnect SBC. The demonstration is comprised of the SBC SWe deployed in the HPE OpenStack environment and will display how virtualization advances the delivery of Cloud-based Unified Communications and Rich Communications Services. Sonus will also demonstrate:                                                                                        

  1. Auto-provisioning and auto-registration, enabling true elastic scalability and network-wide licensing, while eliminating manual configuration.  
  2. Network-wide licensing for on-demand allocation of license from a common pool for easier license sharing between instances.
  3. Dynamic load balancing, removing the need for a front-end load balancer - reducing costs and enabling simpler network management.

"Seeing more communications service providers adopt NFV technology is a true sign that the market is steadily maturing," said Werner Schaefer, vice president Sales & GTM, Communications Solutions Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "Working with Sonus and leveraging OpenNFV, provides our telecommunications customers the reassurance and validation needed to make a more seamless transition to the Cloud."

"As service providers realize the benefits of Cloud-based networks they are looking for more ways to launch new services faster and with less expense," said Kevin Riley, Sonus senior vice president and CTO. "Sonus and HPE are providing service providers with a qualified solution for the delivery of elastic Cloud-based real-time communications with differentiating features such as auto-provisioning, modernized SW licensing models and dynamic load balancing, saving both time and money."

Other Facts:

  • The HPE Open NFV Partner Showcase is located in Hall 5 Stand 5F31.
  • Visit Sonus during MWC in Hall 6 Stand 6G11.

Additional Resources:

  • For more information on Sonus' Cloud and virtualization solutions, click here
  • For more information about the Sonus SBC SWe, click here.
  • Click here to download Sonus' Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for Dummies, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for Dummies, Session Border Controllers for Dummies, WebRTC for Dummies and Skype for Business for Dummies.

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

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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SOURCE Sonus Networks, Inc.