Sonus, IP Unity Team Up

Sonus and IP Unity will deliver a roster of enhanced services as part of the Sonus Certified Consumer Voice over Broadband solution

March 14, 2006

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SAN JOSE, Calif. and CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Today at Spring VON 2006, Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS - News), a leading supplier of service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions, and IP Unity, a leader in carrier-grade media servers, application servers and real-time multimedia applications for IP and TDM networks, announced that the two companies have partnered to deliver a roster of enhanced services as part of the Sonus Certified Consumer Voice over Broadband (c-VoBB) solution. Available today, the joint solution offers service providers a viable, robust, and cost-efficient approach for integrating and managing stand-alone messaging and sharing applications, while leveraging the benefits of a rich media network.

By selecting the Sonus c-VoBB solution, the first in a series of integrated IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-ready solutions designed to enable the rapid deployment of next-generation services, network operators have the ability to cost-effectively introduce a full-featured consumer voice service that includes leading applications from IP Unity, such as Mereon(TM) Unified Messaging, Mereon Conferencing, Collaboration, Find me-Follow me, Mereon Color Ringback Tone, and Mereon Video Messaging. As part of the partnership, Sonus and IP Unity will also continue to deliver joint solutions that leverage the power and scope of Sonus' IMS-ready architecture, IP Unity's IMS-compliant Mereon Media Server, Mereon Application Server, and Mereon product suite to further enhance the services capabilities of the application layer of Sonus' industry-leading IMS solutions. my people(TM), LLC, a new provider of residential VoBB, is one of the first service providers to roll out the Sonus certified c-VoBB solution with IP Unity applications. my people represents a fresh approach to VoBB by focusing on its feature set, including speech-enabled dialing and content navigation, and programmable wake up and reminder messages, in addition to providing unlimited calling.

"We selected the Sonus-IP Unity solution not only because it allowed us to deliver a rich service in the shortest time to market, but also because the solution efficiently leverages one integrated platform for many diverse features, allowing us to add new services quickly and supporting a compelling path to future IMS-centered innovation," said Alan Creighton, president and CEO for my people. "We are also offering a turn-key service through my people Wholesale to independent cable operators who want the best infrastructure available today, without having to make the necessary up-front investment."

Sonus Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS)

IP Unity Corp.

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