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Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS) Successfully Completes Acquisition Of Network Equipment Technologies

|Includes: Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN)

Sonus Networks, an enabler of cloud-based unified communication, completed the acquisition of Network Equipment Technologies (NET). This acquisition expands the Session Border Controllers Portfolio, opening new channels. NET provides engineering resources, broader channel capability, and a broad U.S. Federal Government installed base to leverage into SIP-enabled platforms. Integration plans for customer-facing operations will be executed immediately.

"The completion of the acquisition of NET represents an important milestone for Sonus as it enables us to serve the enterprise market with a comprehensive portfolio of SBC solutions," said Ray Dolan, president and CEO of Sonus Networks. "The addition of NET also brings Sonus a very talented workforce across engineering, sales and services that can accelerate our ability to lead the market transition to Cloud-based Unified Communications."

By combining portfolios, customers are now provided with an end-to-end SBC platform for SIP-enabled unified cloud communications. This product has also been Microsoft Lync certified, which will allow companies to deploy throughout the entire network.

Sonus provides next-generation unified cloud computing solutions through secure, reliable, and scalable IT networks. Sonus has over 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, and enables customers 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, visit www.sonus.net

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