BroadSoft and Sonus Partner to Integrate Capabilities

  BroadSoft and Sonus Partner to Integrate Capabilities

    Enabling Simplified Deployment of Cloud-Based Communications Services

Business Wire

GAITHERSBURG, Md. & WESTFORD, Mass. -- February 7, 2013

BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) and Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS) today
announced they are partnering to ensure full interoperability of BroadSoft’s
BroadWorks^®, BroadCloud™ and BroadTouch™ product offerings and the Sonus line
of session border controllers (SBCs) for telecommunications service providers,
designed to accelerate their deployment of hosted, cloud-based, communication
services.

Unified Communications services are increasingly important to service
providers:

  *The market for Collaboration Services delivered via cloud deployments is
    projected to be $22B by 2018. (Source: Forrester, Collaboration Services:
    Deployment Options For The Enterprise, November 2012)
  *A February 2013 survey found that, while over half of all Unified
    Communication deployments are premises-based today, that percentage is
    expected to drop to 31% as future deployments move more to the cloud.
    (Webtorials Enterprise Survey)

Sonus and BroadSoft can provide simplified network designs to reduce costs by
leveraging BroadSoft’s products and the Sonus line of SBCs. Service providers
can also use these BroadSoft and Sonus offerings to define and take to market
a broad range of Unified Communications services including voice, video
calling and conferencing, web conferencing, instant messaging and presence.

Working together BroadSoft and Sonus expect to:

  *Deliver integrated, fully tested and secure Unified Communications, SIP
    trunking and interworking network components
  *Coordinate sales and go-to-market activities
  *Jointly serve customers through coordinated solution sales, testing and
    documentation

Quotes:

“BroadSoft and Sonus share a commitment to our global telecommunications
service provider customers of providing seamlessly integrated network
components,” said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft. “By
partnering with Sonus to fully test pre-integrated solutions, we believe we
are simplifying the network support of our customers’ Unified Communications
solutions.”

“BroadSoft is a well-established leader in helping service providers create
and monetize new services and capabilities,” said Ray Dolan, president and CEO
of Sonus. “Together, Sonus and BroadSoft products offer a pathway for service
providers to leverage their investments as they seek to add new features and
capabilities in a manner that is easy to use, simple to manage and affordable
to deploy.”

“The interoperability of BroadSoft products with Sonus’ SBCs can help
customers accelerate SIP application delivery,” said Diane Myers, Principal
Analyst with Infonetics Research. “In a market where speed of deployment and
time to revenue are critical success factors, service providers are seeking
reliable, integrated solutions that deliver both cost savings and new revenue
opportunities through cloud-based unified communications.”

Sonus and BroadSoft are currently working together in test labs and customer
engagements.

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media transcoding, Enterprise SBC, Unified Communications, UC, Cloud, Cloud
VoIP communications, employee productivity, enterprise communications,
SIP-based solutions, VoIP, service provider, triple play, consumer
communication services, BroadSoft, BSFT, service creation, mobility, mobile
service

About Sonus Networks:

Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and
enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP,
video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP
networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience
transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and
enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus
products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers,
subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products
are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment
and maintenance of some of the world's largest and most complex IP networks.
For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements (Sonus):

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.

About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile,
fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over
their Internet Protocol network. The Company's core communications platform
enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging
and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges,
video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services.

Forward-Looking Statements (BroadSoft):

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as
“believe,” "can," "enable," "will," “expect” and other similar terms and
phrases, and such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
the statements regarding the capabilities and benefits to service providers,
enterprises and end users of the interoperability of BroadSoft products and
Sonus SBCs. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking
statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results
anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to
whether these integrated solutions will be utilized by BroadSoft's customers
and the resulting financial and other benefits to BroadSoft, as well as those
factors contained in the "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Form 10-Q
for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, or SEC, on August 6, 2012 and the Company's Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012, and in the
Company's other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of
February 7, 2013. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no
obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for
any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its
expectations.

Contact:

For Sonus Networks:
Wendy Tullo, +1 972-301-4978
wtullo@sonusnet.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners
Anastasia Efstratios, +1 617-986-5873
anastasia_efstratios@lpp.com
or
For Broadsoft:
Brian Lustig, +1 301-775-6203
brian@lustigcommunications.com
 
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