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Sonus Networks Puts Video Within Your Grasp

Apr 03, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)
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WESTFORD, Mass., and LAS VEGAS, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At CTIA Wireless 2008, Sonus Networks , a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, is inviting attendees to visit the Sonus Networks' stand for a real-time demonstration of how video sharing can open up new opportunities for consumers to stay in touch and provide new revenue streams for mobile operators.

The explosion of social networking in the last few years has shown the desire and driven the innovation that allows us to share experiences with friends and family as soon as they happen. This is accelerating the need for high bandwidth, reliable services that are always available, and cost effective to the carrier. Mobile operators are taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) organization for fourth generation network architectures (4G), which provides for the universal delivery of video and community-based mobile collaboration.

Sonus Networks is showing operators how, in an all-IP mobile environment such as Long Term Evolution (LTE), Sonus' technology will enable a future where consumers can use their mobile handsets to share video in real-time. These "See What I See" applications can put shared experiences right into your hand, from friends down the street or from across the globe.

"CTIA Wireless 2008 is a great way for the mobile industry to come together and share their visions for the future. It increases awareness of the network's ability to better connect people around the globe," commented Vikram Saksena, CTO at Sonus Networks. "With the growing demand by consumers for instant access to friends, family and social networking groups, mobile video and other mobile entertainment is increasingly important to operators. Sonus strives to encourage this creativity and enable network operators to make these services readily available with our all-IP mobile solution sets."

In the future of IP mobile networks, social interactions will be more natural and able to be shared regardless of physical boundaries. Social networking sites will be accessible to any mobile device, anywhere in the world. Sonus is also showing a mobile environment where digital avatars are used to represent an individual's personality, when a photo is not readily accessible.

Sonus Networks is exhibiting at the CTIA show in Las Vegas, booth #3439. Sonus will be demonstrating the following video share and video scheduling applications:

-- "See What I See" video sharing -- In real time, users are able to make a voice call, and then start to stream video images they are capturing on their phone and send it to their friends. The recipient "sees what the caller is seeing" for example at a sports event or a child's recital. -- Video Exchange -- Send a link to your videos to all your friends. Your buddies can be notified and watch your videos on their mobile devices or computer. -- Group Movie -- Join your friends at the cinema -- anywhere in the world. Users can schedule a "movie event" based on movies that are available on the Video-On-Demand Server. Send an event notification to your friends and they can start watching the movie together and chat on IM at the same time.

About Sonus Networks

Sonus Networks, Inc. is a market leader in IP communications infrastructure for wireline and wireless service providers. With its comprehensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, Sonus addresses the full range of carrier applications, including residential and business voice services, wireless voice and multimedia, trunking and tandem switching, carrier interconnection and enhanced services. Sonus' voice infrastructure solutions are deployed in service provider networks worldwide. Founded in 1997, Sonus is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts. Additional information on Sonus is available at http://www.sonusnet.com .

This release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to Item 1A "Risk Factors" of Sonus' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2007, filed with the SEC, which identifies important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward- looking statements. Risk factors include among others: the impact of material weaknesses in our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting on our ability to report our financial results timely and accurately; the unpredictability of our quarterly financial results; risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's restatement of its historical stock option granting practices and accounting including regulatory actions or litigation; risks associated with our international expansion and growth; consolidation in the telecommunications industry; and potential costs resulting from pending securities litigation against the Company. Any forward- looking statements represent Sonus' views only as of today 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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For more information, please contact: Investor Relations: Media Relations Jocelyn Philbrook Lucy Millington 978-614-8672 978-614-8240 jphilbrook@sonusnet.com

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