|[October 02, 2014]
Sonus Advances Virtualization Offerings to Make Communications Networks More Flexible, Cost-effective
WESTFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global
leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, today
announced the next milestone in the company's strategy to virtualize its
product portfolio with the introduction of the Sonus PSX SWe (Software
edition) and the Sonus DSC SWe.
By virtualizing communications networks, service providers and
enterprises can dramatically reduce the time, risk and expense of
introducing new services. The portability and flexibility of the PSX
SWe-Sonus' virtualized PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Engine, and
the DSC SWe-Sonus' virtualized Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC), make
them the ideal choice for service providers and enterprises seeking
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.
Building upon its strategy to virtualize the field-proven code base of
its industry-leading hardware platforms, Sonus customers can now
seamlessly and flexibly deploy the PSX SWe and the DSC SWe software
platforms into networks using commercial-off-the-shelf platforms. For
customers looking to leverage new and existing platforms to support
network functions virtualization (NFV) functionality, the PSX SWe and
DSC SWe allow customers to deploy a fully-featured policy engine or DSC
co-resident with other applications.
In addition to the PSX SWe and DSC SWe, Sonus' portfolio of virtualized
solutions includes the SBC SWe-the industry's first software-based
Session Border Controller (SBC) architected to deliver user defined
scalability with the same advanced features and functionality as
hardware. Starting with the SBC SWe, Sonus' virtualized software will
interoperate with Juniper
Networks' Contrail SDN and NFV platform, which offers a secure,
scalable, multi-tenant and carrier-grade environment in which network
functions can be provisioned and orchestrated in an automated fashion.
This platform is designed to simplify the way service providers deliver
differentiated Cloud-based Unified Communications (News - Alert) (UC) and video
experiences to enterprises. This solution empowers service providers to
offer a range of innovative new services, including same-day Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services in new markets and
geographies, scale of SIP capacity anywhere in the network and delivery
of high-end SIP services at a lower price point to small and medium
Designed to be "gold standard" in network policy and routing management
for service providers and enterprises, Sonus' PSX Centralized Policy and
Routing Engine is the industry's most feature-rich policy and routing
control platform, delivering unparalleled reliability in the world's
most demanding environments and scalability to millions of subscribers.
The PSX SWe provides the same features, exceptional scalability and
centralized policy/traffic control as hardware for today's modern
wireline and wireless networks, including Session Initiation Protocol
(SIP), 4G LTE (News - Alert) as well as legacy network eleents including media
gateways and soft switches. For Sonus customers, the PSX SWe delivers a
wide range of real-world benefits, including intelligent routing,
simplified network management, lower cost and increased margins for
delivering real-time communications such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE),
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video calls.
The demand for 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks is projected to
grow exponentially as mobile broadband demand for smartphones and
tablets, and diameter-signaling messages in 4G/LTE networks grows
correspondently. The Sonus DSC is a flexible, robust, carrier-grade
solution to solve the diameter routing dilemma, and the DSC SWe provides
all functionality required for both core and edge diameter routing
within the all-IP, service-oriented, IMS and LTE networks. The DSC SWe
offers customers the most nimble approach to scale deployments from
proof of concept to production solely by adding licenses as needed.
"SDN and NFV are key components of our strategy, and we are committed to
delivering seamlessly interoperable network solutions for our global
service provider customers. By partnering with Sonus, we can now offer a
solution to empower service providers by delivering a range of new
advanced services, including a software-defined solution that automates
and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks and
delivers real-time services," said Jennifer Lin, senior director of
product management, SDN, Juniper Networks. "We look forward to
continuing our partnership and delivering innovative solutions with
"The advent of virtualization technologies has radically changed how
service providers and enterprises introduce new features and services,"
said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, Products, Sonus.
"Sonus is committed to leading the way in delivering the flexibility and
capability of virtualization so customers can simply and effectively
deploy fully-featured SBCs, policy and routing management and diameter
"Service providers around the globe are moving toward SDN/NFV; it is a
fundamental change in network architecture that will deliver benefits in
new services and revenue, operational efficiency and CapEx savings.
However, to take advantage of these opportunities, operators need access
to virtualized solutions with the same high performance and security as
hardware," said Diane Myers, principal analyst, Infonetics (News - Alert) Research.
"Sonus' approach to virtualization is delivering security, voice and
video quality, centralized policy management and broad interoperability
features to enable customers to migrate their networks to NFV."
According to the Infonetics Research (News - Alert) report, "SDN and NFV
Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey," bandwidth-on-demand
topped the list for new revenue generating opportunities in SDN/NFV
environments, closely followed by dynamic policy and pricing.
Sonus' SBCs have received wide industry recognition, including the Gold
Award in the Product Line of the Year category of the Best in Biz
Awards 2014 EMEA, the 2014
Unified Communications Product of the Year and 2014
Excellence in SDN award.
Sonus was positioned in the Leaders Quadrants of the "Magic
Quadrant for Session Border Controllers," published October 21,
2013 by Gartner, Inc.
to download electronic copies of Sonus' industry-leading reference
guides: SIP Trunking for Dummies, Session Border Controllers for
Dummies and WebRTC for Dummies.
View complete information about the Sonus
SBC portfolio at www.sonus.net.
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About Sonus Networks:
Sonus enables and secures real-time communications so the world's
leading service providers and enterprises can embrace the next
generation of SIP and 4G/LTE solutions including VoIP, video, instant
messaging and online collaboration. With customers in nearly 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), policy/routing servers
and media and signaling gateways. For more information, visit www.sonus.net
or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.
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Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events that involve risks and
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