Sonus SBC 5100 Receives 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award


Sonus SBC 5100 Receives 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

SBC 5100 Session Border Controller Honored for Exceptional Innovation

Key Takeaways:

  • Sonus SBC 5100 Session Border Controller receives 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by TMC and the editors of Internet Telephony and Customer magazines

  • Award recognizes the most innovative communications solutions and products that are brought to market during the year

  • Recognition marks the third consecutive year that a Sonus product has been named Product of the Year by TMC

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonus Networks (NAS: SONS) , a global leader in SIP communications, announced today the Sonus SBC 5100 Session Border Controller (SBC) has received a 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from TMC and the editors of Internet Telephony and Customer magazines.

The SBC 5100 is a mid-sized SBC designed specifically for medium-to-large enterprises and Tier 2/3 service providers. It delivers many features and services usually reserved for higher end SBCs, providing world-class SIP communications in an exceptionally cost-efficient form for smaller session requirements. Offering up to 10,000 concurrent sessions, the SBC 5100 is purpose-built for SIP-based applications including voice, video and real-time collaboration environments. The SBC 5100 offers a variety of unique features including built-in media transcoding, line-rate encryption and advanced routing capabilities. It is performance validated by Miercom and Microsoft Lync qualified, ensuring high-performance SIP trunking and ease-of-deployment in Lync-based Unified Communications environments.

The announcement marks the third consecutive year that a Sonus product has received a Product of the Year Award from TMC and its editors. The Sonus Centralized Policy and Routing Server was named a 2011 Product of the Year and the Sonus SBC 5200 Session Border Controller was named a 2010 Product of the Year by TMC.


"The SBC 5100 represents Sonus' continued commitment to helping businesses communicate smarter, faster and more collaboratively, specifically by providing the security features, session control and interworking services that enterprises and service providers need to embrace transformative technologies such as SIP trunking and Unified Communications," said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, Sonus SBC Business. "Innovation is a cornerstone attribute of Sonus and we are honored to be recognized again by TMC."

"The products and services selected for the prestigious Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award represent some of the most exceptional innovations this industry has seen in quite some time," said Rich Tehrani, chief executive officer, TMC. "It is my pleasure to recognize Sonus Networks with this honor as they have proven that they deserve to be considered to be among the industry's elite."

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About Sonus:

Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience 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 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 or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

About TMC:

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events; 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; (CVx) ChannelVision Expo; Cloud45MB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Commerce Zone Conference & Expo; SecureIT; StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

The statements contained in this release and statements that Sonus may make orally in connection with this release that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and investors are directed to the risks discussed in documents filed by Sonus with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sonus Networks
Wendy Tullo, 972-301-4978
TMC Contact
Drew Stoga, 203-852-6800, ext. 175
Marketing Manager

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