Westford, MA - October 2, 2008 - Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced that it has completed the first phase implementation of a next-generation network (NGN) deployment with Bandwidth.com. The new all IP network at Bandwidth.com will deliver secure, advanced business communications services to small and medium businesses across the United States.
Bandwidth.com is introducing a complete Sonus IP-based session control network as part of the company's business plan to become a nation-wide competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC). The first services on the Sonus-based network are already live, providing integrated access services in 300 metropolitan markets. The services include unlimited calling, Internet service and the capability to work with most enterprise phone systems at flat-rate price points.
"Our ability to serve small businesses has driven Bandwidth.com's dramatic growth," said David Morken, co-founder, CEO and President at Bandwidth.com. "We partner with Sonus because they share our vision for innovation and have a track record of delivering reliable, scalable and cost effective networks. We invest in industry leading technology, anticipating demand for our mission critical services like SIP trunking." Using Sonus infrastructure ensures that Bandwidth.com's network is optimized intelligently to provide for and ultimately capture that demand."
"Meeting the demands of enterprise customers requires secure, scalable and highly available networks," commented Mohammed Shanableh, vice president of global sales at Sonus Networks. "The Sonus portfolio of integrated solutions delivers a robust IP-based network for advanced services. The intelligent session control technology enables Bandwidth.com to make its network more resource efficient. Bandwidth.com will be able to offer its business customers a range of innovative applications such as IP Business trunks, IP Centrex and collaboration applications."
Bandwidth.com will deploy the complete, end-to-end Sonus solution, including the ASX™ Access Server, GSX9000™ Media Gateway, PSX™ Call Routing Server, SGX™ Signaling Gateway, the NBS™ Network Border Switch as the Session border controller for IP Access and Trunking and the Sonus Insight Management System.
About Sonus Networks
Sonus Networks, Inc. is a market leader in IP communications infrastructure for wireline and wireless service providers. With its comprehensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, Sonus addresses the full range of carrier applications, including residential and business voice services, wireless voice and multimedia, trunking and tandem switching, carrier interconnection and enhanced services. Sonus' voice infrastructure solutions are deployed in service provider networks worldwide. Founded in 1997, Sonus is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts. Additional information on Sonus is available at www.sonusnet.com.
Bandwidth.com emerged in 1999 and rapidly gained a place as the champion of small- and medium-sized businesses by helping over 3,500 customers save money on their voice and data services. As a complete communications provider, Bandwidth.com offers IP voice (VoIP), hosted VoIP, data and managed network services, powered by our nationwide, 100% IP voice network and supported by in-house, 24/7/365 customer service. For more information call 800.808.5150.
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