Sonus Enables and Secures Real-Time Communications for Huawei’s UC and Contact Center Solutions

Global Relationship Ensures Full Interoperability of Sonus’ Session Border Controllers with Huawei’s Unified Communications and Contact Center Technology

Key Takeaways:

  • Huawei Enterprise to distribute and resell Sonus Session Border Controllers (SBCs) with Unified Communications (UC) and Contact Center (CC) solutions to enterprises globally.
  • Partnership is expected to deliver integrated, fully tested and secure UC and CC solutions and jointly serve customers via coordinated solution sales, testing and documentation.
  • Huawei selected the Sonus SBC portfolio for its scale, interoperability and calls per second (CPS) performance when enabling real-time communications.


March 11, 2015, Westford, MA – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, today announced that it has entered into a global relationship with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, ensuring the full interoperability of Sonus’ Session Border Controllers (SBCs) with Huawei Enterprise’s Unified Communication (UC) and Contact Center (CC) solutions.  Under the global agreement governing this relationship, Huawei will distribute and resell Sonus SBCs with Huawei UC and CC solutions to enterprises throughout the world.  Sonus’ SBCs were selected for their rich functionalities, flexibility, broad interoperability and superior calls per second (CPS) performance, which will help Huawei secure and enable real-time communications across its key, mission-critical customer sites.

Huawei UC applications can be used in various scenarios by enterprise employees to access Voice over IP (VoIP), collaborative conferencing, remote training and office applications anytime, anywhere.  Sonus SBCs enable enterprises to enhance their network by implementing new services such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking and safeguard Cloud-based UC. Featuring both hardware and software options, Sonus SBCs provide a scalable platform delivering session management capabilities, such as multi-vendor interworking, built-in media transcoding, line-rate encryption and advanced routing capabilities.  The relationship can allow customers to securely, reliably and intelligently deliver enhanced UC and CC services, including voice, video and web conferencing, instant messaging (IM) and presence.

The cornerstone solution for the partnership is the Sonus SBC 5110, a platform that addresses the real-time communications requirements of medium-to-large enterprises in an all-Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia environment.  The SBC 5110 (supporting up to 10,000 sessions) provides robust security, unparalleled scalability, flexible SIP routing and interoperability as well as exceptional and secure multimedia support for audio, video and data.

“Huawei is an established leader in the global information and communications technology market,” said Tony Scarfo, executive vice president, Product Management and Corporate Development, Sonus.  “Together, Sonus and Huawei can now offer enterprises worldwide a managed UC platform that will reliably and securely foster increased collaboration of employees.”

“As Unified Communications technology implementation continues to increase, enterprises will place a high priority on platform offerings with a vision and road map to support the UC functionality their organization may need,” said Steve Cramoysan, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.  “It is paramount that platform ecosystems deliver interoperability to ensure customers fully realize the benefits from an integrated platform offering.”*

Other Facts:

  • Sonus SBC solutions are Miercom Performance Verified and are used in many of the world’s mission-critical networks spanning finance, oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation, education, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical markets.
  • UC services continue to play an increasingly important role for enterprises.
  • According to Gartner, the total annual spending on enterprise UC infrastructure components is forecasted to reach $20 billion in 2016. (Gartner, Inc., Forecast: Enterprise Unified Communications Infrastructure, Worldwide, 2009-2016, Steve Cramoysan, Refreshed February 28, 2014)
  • As an integral component to secure and enable the real-time features of UC, SBC functions are becoming much more recognized, with an increase from 14% to 25% among respondents who claim to be extremely familiar with these capabilities.  The primary reason cited for SBC deployment is security, while ensuring a high quality of service also shows great importance. (Webtorials Unified Communications survey)

Additional Resources

  • Click here to download Sonus’ Session Border Controllers for Dummies reference guide.
  • For more information on Sonus SBCs and Huawei’s UC and CC solutions click here.

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About Sonus
Sonus brings intelligence and security to real-time communications. By helping the world embrace the next generation of Cloud-based SIP and 4G/LTE solutions, Sonus enables and secures latency-sensitive, mission critical traffic for VoIP, video, instant messaging and online collaboration.  With Sonus, enterprises can give priority to real-time communications based on smart business rules while service providers can offer reliable, comprehensive and secure on-demand network services to their customers. With solutions deployed in more than 100 countries and nearly two decades of experience, Sonus offers a complete portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) capabilities, policy/routing servers and media and signaling gateways.

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. 

*Gartner, Forecast: Enterprise Unified Communications Infrastructure, Worldwide, 2009-2016, Steve Cramoysan, 21 September 2012, refreshed 28 February 2014.

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