|[May 09, 2012]
Fonality Selects Sonus to Enhance Network Performance and Capability
WESTFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Sonus Networks, Inc.
Fonality (News - Alert) is a new customer for Sonus; Solution features Sonus SBC
5200s and Sonus NetScore®.
New capabilities increase Fonality's network capability to support
growth while reducing operational expenses through simplified design
and fast deployment of new services and features.
Sonus was selected for its ability to scale and seamlessly enable all
types of SIP traffic.
Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), global
leader in SIP communications, today announced that Fonality
has selected Sonus to enhance the performance, reliability and
capability of its Cloud-hosted VoIP and Unified Communications (UC)
network. A new Sonus customer, Fonality is one of North America's
fastest growing providers of business communications and has enabled
more than two billion calls across the Cloud. The company offers small
and mid-size businesses across North America, Australia and Japan fully
Cloud-hosted VoIP, UC and contact center services as well as hybrid
Cloud-managed, premise-based IP-PBX, UC and contact center solutions.
The solution features Sonus®
SBC 5200 session border controllers (SBC) and will enhance
Fonality's current Cloud-hosted network by simplifying it through SIP
trunk consolidation while also reducing their operating costs. The new
capabilities are expected to further harden the security of Fonality's
network and enable the firm to accommodate rapid new user growth for
those demanding SIP-based UC and contact center application features.
Fonality will also deploy Sonus NetScore, a network performance analyzer
that enables service providers and enterprises to increase operational
efficiencies and maximize return on investment. Sonus was selected by
Fonality based on the ability to provide a highly scalable, reliable SBC
platform which leverages the benefits of SIP to reduce costs and add
"Investing in our network and the advanced communications services we
provide is fundamental to the commitment we make to small and mid-size
businesses each day," said David Scult, CEO at Fonality. "In a
competitive review process we examined the Sonus SBC 5200 solution
thoroughly and we chose it because we wanted to be certain that our
network had the ability to scale and grow effectively."
"Fonality is reshaping how growing businesses communicate by offering
Cloud-hosted, full featured Unified Communications and Contact Center
capabilities at a fraction of the cost of legacy PBX providers," said
Todd Abbott, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sonus. "Our
portfolio of SBCs is purpose-built to help service providers experience
the benefits of SIP to help deliver new Cloud-ready features and
capabilities for the customers they serve."
A recent Tolly Group report
revealed that the Fonality Connect Cloud-hosted solution costs about
43 percent less on average over a three-year period and delivers 70
percent lower first-year out of pocket costs than legacy solutions
from Cisco, Avaya and Shoretel.
Fonality's HUD for Mobile was a 211 Internet Telephony
magazine 'Product of the Year' award winner. Fonality HUD for Mobile
extends office communications features to Apple and Android devices so
users can access presence and other UC features from the palm of their
Infonetics (News - Alert) Research shows Sonus
as the fastest-growing SBC vendor ("Service Provider VoIP
Equipment and Subscribers," 4Q11 report); growing almost 4x faster
than the market average.
Sonus SBC 5200 supports 64,000 sessions on a single server; more than
twice the capacity of the leading SBC competitor.
In partnership with John Wiley & Sons (News - Alert), Inc., Sonus recently announced
the first-edition of Session
Border Controllers For Dummies reference book.
Sonus Networks (News - Alert), Sonus, SONS, Fonality, trixbox, HUD, IP-based network
solutions, VoIP trunking, SIP trunking services, VoIP, Cloud VoIP
communications, unified communications, UC, IP, TDM, SBC, session border
controller, SBC 5200, Sonus NetScore
Founded in 2004, Fonality is a pioneer in business communications,
delivering cloud-based and hybrid-hosted solutions that increase
mobility and enhance productivity for small and mid-size businesses. The
company offers an enterprise-grade feature set at a fraction of the cost
or complexity of legacy providers. Investors include Intel Capital (News - Alert),
Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Azure Capital Partners. For more information
go to Fonality.com
or call 877-FONALITY.
About Sonus Networks
Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise
in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation
infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50
countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in
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 www.sonus.net
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
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. Sonus'
actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the
forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may relate
to, among others, expected growth rates, future business prospects and
market conditions. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute
guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: the
timing of Sonus' recognition of revenues; the ability to recruit and
retain key personnel; difficulties supporting our new strategic focus on
channel sales; difficulties expanding Sonus' customer base; difficulties
leveraging market opportunities; difficulties providing solutions that
meet the needs of customers; market acceptance of Sonus' products and
services; rapid technological and market change; the ability to protect
intellectual property rights; the ability to maintain partner, reseller,
distribution and vendor support and supply relationships; higher risks
in international operations and markets; the ability to hire and retain
employees; the impact of increased competition; currency fluctuations;
litigation; changes in the market prices of Sonus' common stock; actions
taken by significant stockholders; failure or circumvention of Sonus'
controls and procedures and other risks and uncertainties described more
fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and
Exchange Commission by Sonus, including in Part I, Item 1A "Risk
Factors", and Part II, Item 7 and Item 7A "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations", and
"Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk" in Sonus'
most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in Part I, Items 2 and 3
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations" and "Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About
Market Risk", and Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors", in Sonus' quarterly
reports filed thereafter.
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
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company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies
with which they are associated.
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