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23/05/2012 - Sonus expands SBC portfolio, aims at medium to large enterprises, Tier 2/3 providers

Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS) has rolled out the Sonus SBC 5100, a session border controller (SBC) that targets medium-to-large enterprises and Tier 2/3 service providers.

With increasing adoption of video and unified communications, the company said the Sonus SBC 5100 leverages SIP-based networks for enterprises and tier 2/3 service providers looking to simplify their infrastructure and deploy video and UC features. It also provides secure access to SIP trunking.

"SBCs are...being asked to carry many types of traffic including voice, video, and multimedia over many different technology manufacturers' products," said David Lover, VP of strategy and technology for Arrow S3, a systems integrator and managed services provider of UC solutions. "Sonus helps normalize various vendors' interpretations of SIP usage."

The mid-sized SBC market has seen growth of 26 percent year-over-year, and Sonus has jumped knee-deep into the segment; the SBC 5100, in fact, is the third product in Sonus' portfolio of SBC solutions.

Sonus said the SBC 5100 includes a number of unique features, including voice codecs, routing and call control; it also was designed to be used in a variety of deployment scenarios.

The Sonus SBC 5100 is available for immediate order, and comes with a new version of software that's consistent across the Sonus SBC 5000 family of products.

In April, Infonetics said Westford, Mass.-based Sonus gained share in the SBC service provider market in the fourth quarter of 2011; it rode that increased share to revenues in Q1 2012 that beat Wall Street estimates.

The company last month reported revenue was down 4.4 percent to $64.3 million, topping analyst forecasts of $58.6 million for the quarter. Increased sales helped narrow Sonus's losses for the quarter to $6.4 million, from $12.4 million a year ago, again besting analyst estimates.

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07/07/2009 - Acme Packet SBCs for IMS Chosen by Two Euro Carriers

Acme Packet has been selected by two European operators to provide them with IMS-based services.
Telefonica O2 Germany and Telnor Sweden are to use Acme Packet Net-Net 4000 series session border controllers (SBCs) at access and interconnect borders for IMS services.

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