|[February 13, 2013]
Ibercom Selects Sonus Session Border Controllers to Enable Delivery of New Mobile Voice Network Services
WESTFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global
leader in SIP communications, today announced that Ibercom, a
leading telecommunications provider in Spain, has selected the Sonus SBC
5200 to secure its network border, enable enterprise SIP trunking and
provide SIP interconnect to carrier partners. The selection of Sonus
supports Ibercom's expansion to offer mobile voice network services to
its 20,000 subscribers across Spain.
Ibercom leverages Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) to deliver a wide
range of telecommunication services to enterprises across Spain and
sought an Session Border Controller solution to augment the security of
its voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) border, enable the provisioning
of cost-efficient SIP trunking for enterprise customers and reduce
operating costs by normalizing SIP interconnection traffic to carrier
Following a rigorous lab evaluation, Ibercom found that the SBC 5200 not
only met all the defined requirements and beat competitors in test
scenarios, but Ibercom also believes that the superior performance and
capacity of the Sonus solution could facilitate the delivery of new
mobile voice services, which Ibercom has made foundational to the future
growth of the company. Ibercom's selection of Sonus represents the first
professional engagement between both firms.
The SBC 5200 addresses the next-generation needs of SIP communications
by delivering embedded media transcoding, robust security and advanced
call routing in a high-performance, small form-factor device. The Sonus
SBC portfolio is the fastest growing on the market and the SBC 5200
features industry leading performance and session capacity with 64,000
sessions on a single server.
"We chose the Sonus SBC 5200 because it delivered the best performance
in competitive testing," said Olivier Chico, Head of Interconnection,
Ibercom. "The SBC 5200 provides the greatest amount of versatility to
support our company's future growth into delivering mobile voice
services. We see Sonus as a valued partner for the future."
"Forward-thinking service providers in EMEA, like Ibercom, are quickly
moving to take advantage of the benefits that SIP offers in reducing
their costs, while enabling them to deliver new revenue-generating
services and improved quality to their customers," said Serge Adam, vice
president, EMEA at Sonus. "We believe that the Sonus SBC portfolio is
proving that it is the reliable choice for service providers and
enterprises looking to expand their business opportunities, while
protecting their legacy investments."
Ibercom offers telephony, Internet and data center services
exclusively to businesses.
was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Sebastián, Spain with
data centers in Madrid and San Sebastián
Ibercom (ICOM) is quoted on MAB,
the Spanish market for small cap companies.
Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for
Session Border Controllers," published October 9, 2012 by Gartner, Inc.
The SBC 5200 has been performance verified by Miercom. As part of the
testing, the SBC 5200 successfully registered 256,000 user
authenticated IADs in 16 minutes at a rate of 550 registrations per
second during a simulated metro area outage and recovery scenario. To
access the Miercom report, visit www.sonus.net/miercom.
has been the fastest-growing SBC vendor in the service provider
market since 2011 with an industry leading 19 share point gain since
1Q'11 (source: Infonetics (News - Alert) Service Provider and IMS VoIP Equipment and
Subscribers," 3Q12 report)
The Sonus SBC 5100 and SBC 5200 are qualified with Microsoft Lync
Sonus recently published the first-edition of the Session
Border Controllers For Dummies® reference book in
partnership with John Wiley & Sons (News - Alert), Inc.
5200 received the "2012 NGN Leadership Award" presented by the TMC (News - Alert)
publications INTERNET TELEPHONY and Next Gen Mobility
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About Sonus Networks (News - Alert):
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, 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,
or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.
IBERCOM (World Wide WEB Ibercom) is an independent telecommunications
provider which centers its core activity around the sale and
distribution of Internet services, Date Center and telecommunications.
It currently has more than 14.000 clients. Its business model is
sustained, fundamentally, by four pillars, each one of them includes
different technological solutions: Internet Data Center, traditional
Voice services, IP telephony, and both Internet and private connectivity.
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
uncertainties. 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. All statements other than statements of historical
facts contained in this report are forward-looking statements. Our
actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the
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uncertainties associated with Sonus' business, please refer to the
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of Sonus' filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 law.
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