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20 Feb

Westford, MA, February 20, 2009 – Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, has strengthened its IP Business Trunking solutions with SIPconnect 1.0 compliant status from the SIP Forum, a leading IP communications industry association, for the Sonus Network Border Switch.

18 Feb

Westford, MA, and Staines, UK, February 18, 2009 - Sonus Networks (NASDAQ: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced that its solutions for wireless carriers have been certified as part of PathFinder, the GSMA-managed service operated by NeuStar. The PathFinder initiative is dedicated to the simple delivery of IP-based services to fixed and mobile networks, reducing the cost and complexity of providing innovative new services.

PathFinder is based on Carrier ENUM technology, facilitating an interoperable, industry-wide solution which enables the routing of global IP service interconnect traffic. The service acts as a central directory where operators share IP and fixed-line addresses to allow swift and cost-effective routing of Packet Voice, Instant Messaging (IM), Multimedia Services, email and video. By assisting the linking of an IP address to a phone number for mobile devices, fixed-line phones and IP devices, the delivery of IP-based services is made easier.

17 Feb

Westford, MA, and Staines, UK, February, 17, 2009 - Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced the MobilEnterprise FMC, a business services solution which enables mobile and converged operators to respond cost effectively to the demands of smart phone users in enterprises across the world. This new solution enables operators to protect margins and reduce network costs in an increasingly price competitive market.

16 Feb

Westford, MA, and Staines, UK, February, 16, 2009 - Sonus Networks, (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced the launch of Mobile SecurEdge, a secure IP-peering solution which brings mobile operators the benefits of end-to-end IP connectivity for international roaming and national peering traffic, ultimately providing their end-user customers with greater security, appropriate billing and higher quality for real-time services.

11 Feb

WESTFORD, Mass., and BARCELONA, Spain, February 11, 2007 – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a leading supplier of service provider IP-voice infrastructure solutions, today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona unveiled its latest wireless technology that will allow mobile operators to rapidly increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) and leverage their existing high-speed data networks. Sonus’ new mobilEdge™ Wireless Access Node, integrates seamlessly with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) enabling operators to deliver never before seen services over existing high-speed data networks cost-effectively and securely.

The new carrier-class product provides consumers with improved access to 2.5G and 3G mobile multimedia services, while enabling network operators to effectively deliver quadruple-play services (voice, video, data and mobility) and expand their wireless network coverage. Sonus will be demonstrating its mobilEdge technology at its booths at Mobile World Congress, # 2E58 and 2E66.

29 Jan

Cuatrecasas ranked first in both Spain and the Iberian Peninsula in number of M&A deals, according to the 2007 league tables just launched by Mergermarket. Altogether, Cuatrecasas advised in 50 corporate acquisitions, hitting the leading position for two years in a row.

By value of the transactions advised in 2007, Cuatrecasas reached €63,064m, which brings it to the second position in this ranking for both Spain and the Iberian Peninsula.

“This is the result of a huge effort made by all our lawyers who have been in-volved in the deals, and reflects the dynamism of Spain’s economy and the repo-sitioning of our businessmen—with a high presence of foreign investors—specially during the first quarter of 2007,” said Corporate & Finance Coordinator Partner, Raimon Segura.

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27 Jan


Consumers benefit from better telecoms services and higher investment levels in countries where the national telecoms regulatory authority has strong powers and is active in using them, according to a report that will be published tomorrow by ECTA.

Brussels, 27 January 2009 – The pro competition body’s annual Regulatory Scorecard, which benchmarks the telecoms regulatory framework in 20 European countries, found that the effectiveness of regulation varies significantly across Europe and that the actions of the regulator have a strong influence on the development of high-speed broadband. The report also highlights how the competitiveness of multi-national European firms is being undermined by the variations in regulation, which push up the cost of building networks across Europe.

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08 Jan

STAINES, United Kingdom, January 8, 2009 – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a leading supplier of service provider IP-voice infrastructure solutions, today announced the next phase of its growth plans for Europe. The next-generation IP-Voice leader unveiled its plans today from its new European headquarters in Staines, just outside London. The company plans to expand into new countries with additional sales resources, bolster its R&D facility in the United Kingdom and add to its services capabilities in its Prague office.

26 Nov


ECTA warns Ministers against protecting monopolies on eve of crucial Telecoms Council vote on functional separation

Brussels, 26 November 2008 – ECTA today urged the Telecoms Council of Ministers at its meeting tomorrow (27th November) to grant national regulators the power to impose the remedy of functional separation. The pro-competition body believes that empowering Europe’s telecoms regulators is critical if the European ICT sector, which connects multi-national businesses representing 35% of Europe’s GDP, is to play its part in bringing the EU economies out of recession. An integral element of the recovery is for Europe’s businesses and consumers to benefit from next generation super high-speed services.

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03 Oct


Annual meeting of telecommunications stakeholders to debate next decade of regulatory decisions

Brussels, 3 October 2008 - ECTA’s annual Telecommunications Regulatory Conference, which attracts Europe’s leading policymakers, national authorities, regulators and operators, will take place in Brussels on 26-28th November, 2008. The conference comes at a critical time for the European telecommunications market, as the regulatory environment for next generation broadband access is determined.

The Conference, sponsored by KPMG and supported by pro-competition providers including BT, Cable & Wireless, Fastweb, TDC, Wind and Verizon Group, will provide one of the most important forums this year for open debate on the recently announced Framework Review proposals made by the European Parliament and the Commission.

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