sonus networks inc (SONS) Key Developments
Sonus Networks Introduces Sonus IQ
Mar 3 15
Sonus Networks, Inc. introduced Sonus IQ, a new architectural platform developed to bring security and intelligence to real-time communications networks. Sonus IQ enables a â new IP architecture for enterprise and operatorsâ real-time communications networks, which allows customers to provide a better quality of experience (QoE); lower capital expenditures (CAPEX) by increasing current asset utilization; and decrease operational expense (OPEX) by increasing service automation and reducing new service cycle time. As applications such as real-time voice and video migrate to IP-based networks, service providers and enterprises look to add bandwidth and segment their networks to ensure that mission critical traffic receive the correct prioritization within appropriate security. As IP traffic continues to grow, it is no longer feasible to arbitrarily add bandwidth to scale - networks require security, policy and intelligence to cost-effectively scale real-time communications. Sonus IQ leverages the capabilities of both virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN) to enable customers to evolve to a secure real-time communications network with the ability to provision voice, video and data services intelligently when and where it is needed. The ability to offer Session Border Controller (SBC) or Policy functions only when necessary, along with the ability to adapt the network to the specific requirements of a real-time session, allows service providers to lower both operational and capital expenses. The entire Sonus product portfolio is available in virtualized form, allowing customers to rapidly start, stop and enable real-time communications features in their networks. The Sonus Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe), Sonus Diameter Signaling Controller Software edition (DSC SWe) and Sonus Centralized Policy and Routing Engine Software edition (PSX SWe) provide security and policy control for all real-time packets, making the network completely â session aware.â These products will be integrated to share session quality of service requirements and network Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with the Sonus IQ platform. This combination of session aware intelligence with an OpenFlow compliant network control platform allows customers to dynamically adapt the network to their real-time communications requirements.
Sonus Networks, Inc. Introduces Sonus Embedded Diameter Signaling Controller
Feb 25 15
Sonus Networks, Inc. introduced Sonus embedded Diameter Signaling Controller (eDSC). With the Sonus eDSC, mobile network operators can leverage advanced DSC and SS7 capabilities found in standalone platforms by simply activating a software license on the Sonus SBC 5110, Sonus SBC 5210 or Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controllers. Diameter, the industry standard for data signaling, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the industry standard for message signaling, work in tandem to provide the signaling needs for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. With the advent of click-to-connect, real-time applications for voice, video and collaboration services, both Diameter and SIP traffic have been rapidly growing as more subscribers drive data and voice over IP-based mobile networks. This signaling traffic, in turn, has hastened the need for centralized controllers that can help MNOs manage this latency sensitive traffic in a more intelligent, secure and scalable manner. The Sonus eDSC is designed to address these demands by enabling MNOs to solve the Diameter routing issue, while also securely delivering SIP-based, real-time communications like voice, video and collaboration services, from the same platform. Much like the functions a SBC provides for SIP at the peering edge between two operators, a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) does the same for Diameter. For MNOs looking to normalize these protocols at their ingress/egress point, an integrated SBC/DEA solution helps provide increased network operational efficiencies and performance improvements by integrating common security, interworking, interconnect and network management functions. Sonus SBCs help mobile operators deliver a high Quality of Experience in Voice over LTE (VoLTE) networks with support for high-definition voice and SIP signaling control and media anchoring to ensure seamless voice call continuity across networks. Additionally, Sonus SBCs provide scalable signaling interworking, media transcoding, signaling and media encryption, policy enforcement, topology hiding and denial of service (DoS) protection needed in VoLTE networks. In addition to full SBC and DSC functionality, the Sonus eDSC provides interworking (IWF) between Diameter and legacy SS7 systems, enabling 2G and 3G networks to deliver smoother operations of dual technology, ensuring a high QoE for subscribers. The integration of SBC, DSC and IWF functionality onto a single platform allow LTE service providers to simplify network management, reduce network complexity and speed the roll out of advanced IP-based services for real-time communications. The Sonus eDSC expands the Sonus Diameter portfolio, giving MNOs greater flexibility to deploy hardware (DSC 8000), SBC integrated (eDSC) or virtualized (DSC SWe) Diameter solutions to best address their business needs.
Sonus Networks, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of 2015
Feb 18 15
Sonus Networks, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $76.8 million, loss from operations of $1.9 million, loss before income taxes of $1.7 million and net loss of $2.2 million or $0.04 per basic and diluted share compared to total revenue of $76.15 million, loss from operations of $0.06 million, income before income taxes of $0.06 million and net income of $0.3 million or $0.01 per basic share reported in the same period last year. Non-GAAP income from operations was $7.6 million against $6.5 million reported last year. Non-GAAP net income was $7.3 million or $0.15 per diluted share against $6.8 million or $0.12 per diluted share reported last year.
For the year, the company reported total revenue of $296.3 million, loss from operations of $17.25 million, loss before income taxes of $14.6 million and net loss of $16.9 million or $0.34 per basic and diluted share compared to total revenue of $276.7 million, loss from operations of $21.1 million, loss before income taxes of $20.7 million and net loss of $22.1 million or $0.40 per basic share reported in the same period last year. Net cash provided by operating activities was $30.0 million against $34.1 million and purchases of property and equipment was $9.5 million against $6.9 million reported last year. Non-GAAP income from operations was $20.7 million against $7.4 million reported last year. Non-GAAP net income was $18.8 million or $0.37 per diluted share against $6.4 million or $0.11 per diluted share reported last year.
For the first quarter of 2015, the company expected to report total company revenue of $74 million, gross margin of 67.0%, operating expenses of $47.5 to 48.0 million, earnings per share of $0.03 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03.
For the fiscal year 2015, the company expected to report total company revenue in the range of $326 to $330 million, earnings per share in the range of $0.54 to $0.58 and non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.54 to $0.58.
Sonus Networks Appoints Brian O'donnell as the Principal Accounting Officer
Feb 18 15
Sonus Networks announced that on February 11, 2015, the board of directors appointed Brian O'Donnell, the company's Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, as the principal accounting officer of the company effective February 11, 2015. Mr. O'Donnell will assume the role as the company's principal accounting officer from Mark T. Greenquist, who will continue to serve as the company's Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer.
Sonus Networks Mulls Acquisitions
Feb 18 15
Sonus Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SONS) will continue to make opportunistic growth acquisitions.