Sonus Scores VOIP Deal & CFO

Gateway Gulf has chosen Sonus to deliver its core IP voice interconnectivity and CLASS 5 consumer and business VoIP services

May 3, 2010

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WESTFORD, Mass. -- Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONS - News), providing network transformation through IP communications technology, today announced that Gateway Gulf, a leading provider of managed data network and internet exchange services in the Middle East, has chosen Sonus to deliver its core IP voice interconnectivity and CLASS 5 consumer and business VoIP services. This is the first major win for Sonus in the region. The Sonus solution will be deployed across the Middle East, starting with Bahrain.

"Gateway Gulf is a well recognized name in the region, and continues to grow and expand into new geographies in the emerging market," commented Mohammed Shanableh, vice president, worldwide sales for Sonus Networks. "We are extremely pleased that they have chosen Sonus for their complete VoIP service offering, as this represents a new geographical presence for Sonus."

In a separate release:

WESTFORD, Mass. -- Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONS - News), a market leader in next generation IP-based network solutions, today announced that Wayne Pastore has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Pastore has served as Sonus' Interim Chief Financial Officer since February 2010 and the Company's Vice President, Finance, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since May 2008.

"Sonus' Board of Directors and I are confident that Wayne's broad finance experience and his deep knowledge of the Company, coupled with his proven track record of driving financial discipline and process improvements, will continue to benefit Sonus and its shareholders," said Richard Nottenburg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonus Networks. "Wayne has made numerous contributions to Sonus including strengthening our internal controls, building a strong finance organization, improving our closing processes, reducing costs and enhancing the quality of our balance sheet."

Sonus Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS)

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