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Pure IP Selects Sonus to Enable Microsoft Lync 2013 Qualified Enterprise Solutions
Sonus SBC 1000, SBC 2000 Session Border Controllers Chosen to Enhance Pure IP's Microsoft Lync 2013 SIP Trunking Service

WESTFORD, Mass. & LONDON - Friday, April 26th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Key Takeaways:

    Pure IP selected Sonus as its sole session border controller provider for SIP trunking deployments in Microsoft Lync environments
    Pure IP was the first United Kingdom-based provider to obtain updated SIP trunking qualification for Microsoft Lync 2013
    Pure IP has successfully deployed more than 80 Microsoft Lync SIP trunking solutions in multiple countries, either directly or via supporting key partners
    As enterprise Unified Communications grows, session border controllers will be critical in helping companies realize interoperability, service quality and security required when implementing multi-vendor Internet Protocol networks
    The Sonus SBC portfolio provides the industry’s broadest end-to-end SBC solution, delivering Session Initiation Protocol-enabled applications from the enterprise headquarters to the branch office

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, and Pure IP, a telecommunications company specializing in Unified Communications and voice delivered over IP networks, today announced that the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 Session Border Controllers have been selected by Pure IP as a foundational component of Pure IP’s Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking service, both at the core and at the edge of the network for enterprises deploying Microsoft Lync 2013.

Pure IP was the first United Kingdom based provider to obtain the updated SIP trunking qualification for Microsoft Lync 2013. Pure IP was also the first qualified as a SIP trunk provider for Microsoft Lync 2010. SIP trunking, coupled with Pure IP's local number availability, allows corporations of all sizes to have access to a complete, integrated solution for one or multiple sites and countries.

The Sonus SBC 1000 and Sonus SBC 2000 are also Microsoft Lync 2013 qualified for session border controller (SBC) and survivable branch appliance (SBA) deployments. The updated qualification means that Pure IP’s customers adopting Lync 2013 or migrating from Lync 2010 can be confident of experienced network support for all of Lync's new features.

SBCs are the critical access technology to enable customers to unify disparate Unified Communications (UC) architectures across an enterprise. The Sonus portfolio provides the industry’s only end-to-end SBC solution delivering SIP-enabled applications from the enterprise headquarters to the branch office.

Pure IP provides secure SIP trunking services from the United Kingdom to New Zealand, delivering secure, feature-rich, high-quality service over a public or private Internet connection to help enable successful Microsoft Lync deployments across different locations. Enterprises can leverage Pure IP's SIP trunking service and Sonus’ SBC 1000 or SBC 2000 at the core of their networks to manage interoperability and provide high levels of network security in Microsoft Lync environments.

SIP trunking is the technology that next generation network providers rely on as a more flexible, cost-effective alternative to traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) services. Microsoft Lync Server 2013 allows end-users to access these services along with on-net calling and improved conferencing services through the core features available in Lync.

Pure IP selected Sonus’ SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 as customer demarcation devices due to built-in resilience, ease of implementation, ease of management and ease of integration into customer networks. In addition, the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have been "performance verified" by Miercom, an independent test lab specialized in testing networking and communications equipment.

A Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, Sonus helps enterprises optimize Microsoft Lync voice deployments by securing SIP trunking services at the network border and providing a seamless flow of SIP-based multi-vendor media for UC deployments. Access to UC applications such as instant messaging (IM), collaboration, conferencing and voice empowers enterprises to communicate with speed and simplicity.


"Pure IP has successfully deployed more than 80 Microsoft Lync SIP trunking solutions in multiple countries, either directly or via supporting key partners. The combined Pure IP and Sonus offering delivers superior value to our customers who seek feature-rich, secure end-to-end communications for their SIP trunking and Microsoft Lync networks,” said Gary Forrest, managing director, Pure IP.

"Pure IP's decision to partner with Sonus is further validation that enterprises can rely on the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 as an enterprise session border controller for their Lync deployments," said Serge Adam, vice president of EMEA, Sonus. "The Sonus SBC portfolio is purpose-built for the most demanding network requirements so customers can have peace of mind that their selection is a solid one."

Other Facts:

    The Sonus SBC 1000 and Sonus SBC 2000 have received Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification in several categories, including session border controller (SBC), survivable branch appliance (SBA), E-911 ELIN gateway and enhanced gateway. The SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have also received Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Unified Messaging qualification.
    Pure IP provides 24/7 service and support to customers in 13 countries via its network operation centers in central London and Auckland's North Shore
    Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers," published October 9, 2012 by Gartner, Inc.
    The SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have been performance verified by Miercom. To access the Miercom report visit

Additional Resources:

    Calculate SIP trunking savings with the Sonus SIP trunking ROI calculator
    View complete information about the Sonus SBC portfolio at
    Download the Webtorials report, "Enterprises Place 2013 Unified Communications Bets: How Many Horses in This Race?”
    Download the Webtorials report, "Mobile Unified Communications: The Emergence of 4D Convergence”
    Sonus published the third edition of "Session Border Controllers for Dummies” reference book in partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Download a free copy here


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About Sonus:

Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in 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, visit

About Pure IP:

Pure IP is a telecommunications company specializing in Unified Communications and voice delivered over IP networks focused on serving business customers of all sizes. Pure IP is a certified partner of many of the leading voice applications and products including Microsoft Lync. These certifications provide customers with the assurance and security that they are supported by a qualified engineering team when deploying voice changes in their network.

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 forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and 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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