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VOD Communications first to market with Sonus SBC 5110

Johannesburg, 16 Apr 2014

Well done VOD communications for selling the first SBC 5110 in Africa!

Why the big fuss?

Kimberley is on the map again, and VOD Communications is proud to announce that the SBC 5110 was sold to NuwCom. This would be like having the biggest diamond in town or Africa.


* Sonus is the fastest-growing brand of session border controllers, growing five times faster than the industry average of SBC service provider vendors (source: Infonetics Research)
* Sonus has the broadest portfolio of Microsoft Lync qualified SBCs, and Sonus solutions have been performance verified by Miercom Labs
* Sonus, global leader in SBCs, announced that Gartner, the world's leading information technology and advisory company, has positioned Sonus in the "Leader" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers," published on 21 October 2013. This is the second such report published by Gartner and marks two consecutive years Sonus has been positioned in the "Leader" quadrant with an enhanced position year over year.

Key takeaways: Customer challenges

A) Security
B) Scalability
C) Microsoft Lync qualified
D) Transcoding in a single box
E) Reduce operational costs
F) Session - aware firewall, DoS/DDoS protection, signing and media encryption.

* Sonus SBC 5110 Session Border Controller (SBC) secure network borders and enable improved quality of service.
* The SBC 5110 gave NuwCom scalability and ability to provide security, media switching and transcoding services in a single, easy-to-manage device.
* By implementing Sonus SBC 5110 solution for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interconnect, NuwCom can reduce operational costs while future-proofing the scalability of its SIP infrastructure

Other features:

* Advanced security features including session-aware firewall, DoS/DDoS protection, signalling and media encryption (TLS, IPsec, SRTP) and topology hiding
* Exceptional scalability in a single box: 250 to 10 000 concurrent SIP sessions
* Embedded media transcoding hardware and custom-built firmware
* Robust SIP Message Manipulation (SMM) tools
* Features powerful, embedded SIP policy and routing engine
* Easy-to-use, Web-based GUI for provisioning

There is more, but that's just for starters. Want to learn more?

VOD Communications is the Sonus authorised distributor.

The statements contained in this release and statements that Sonus may make orally in connection with this release that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and investors are directed to the risks discussed in documents filed by Sonus with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About the customer

Nuwcom Wireless is one of the largest ICT companies in the Northern Cape, integrating communication solutions to every significant market sector, focusing on the value added service of voice, convergence and data products.

Nuwcom Wireless prides itself on being ahead of the game, right at the front of new technologies and trends. We take pride in our work and make sure our customers receive a service like no other with customer satisfaction guaranteed.

Nuwcom Wireless was founded in November 2008 and has grown to be a popular choice when it comes to on time quality service.

A word from the MD of NuwCom:

Deon Celliers, MD of NuwCom stated: "The Sonus SBC 5110 was the best decision he could have made, it is a one-box solution to cater for all of his customer needs and of course a brilliant company VOD Communications to give support and customer care, it is a win-win situation for all."

To help get you up to speed on SIP technology and SBCs, e-mail us and receive your free copy of Session Border Controllers for Dummies, Sonus Special Edition by John Wiley & Sons, the publisher of the For Dummies book series.


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