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Cable and Wireless International Selects Sonus Networks for End-To-End IP-Voice Network

September 19, 2006
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CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 19 -- Sonus Networks, Inc. , a leading supplier of service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions, and Cable & Wireless International, the world's pre-eminent full service telecommunications provider in small to medium sized markets, today announced that Cable & Wireless International has selected Sonus Networks as the supplier of its next-generation IP-voice network. Cable & Wireless International plans to deploy one of the world's largest IP-voice networks delivering primary line local, long-distance and international telephony service. Operating in 34 countries around the world, including 14 islands in the Caribbean, Cable and Wireless will initially deploy its Sonus-based network to support the Caribbean Islands and Bermuda. In select markets, Cable and Wireless plans ultimately to replace its infrastructure with Sonus' award-winning IMS-ready access solution.

"Cable & Wireless International's decision to replace its legacy infrastructure with a next generation, end-to-end network from Sonus is one of the most aggressive decisions by an incumbent carrier to date," said Hassan Ahmed, chairman and CEO, Sonus Networks. "Sonus is proud to be recognized as one of the only vendors in the world capable of providing such a robust solution, delivering a unique combination of enhanced localized call features and services, a variety of legacy signaling variants, as well as a platform for future next-generation features."

Cable & Wireless is deploying a complete suite of Sonus' IMS-ready solutions including both the GSX9000(TM) and GSX4000(TM) Open Services Switch, the PSX(TM) Call Routing Server, the ASX(TM) Access Server, the Network Border Switch(TM) for IP-to-IP peering and security, and the Sonus Insight(TM) Management System for advanced OSS and billing support. With the Sonus foundation in place, Cable & Wireless is positioned to take advantage of emerging IMS standards and to rapidly integrate and deploy next generation, IMS-based services, one of the key competitive differentiators in the Sonus-based platform.

"Cable & Wireless aims to maintain its strong leadership position by embracing new technologies that give our customers access to unparalleled services and features," said Harris Jones, CEO Cable & Wireless International. "Cable & Wireless is committed to being a leading force in the evolution towards the all IP network, and we feel Sonus is the right partner to help us get there."

Frank Mount, Chief Technology Officer, Cable & Wireless International said, "We are pleased to have selected Sonus after a rigorous technical and commercial evaluation. The Sonus architecture provides us with the services, scale and ease of operation to transform our networks. We look forward to continuing the excellent working relationship established."

Cable & Wireless also selected Sonus to deliver a full range of professional services, such as design consulting; managing and supporting a full turnkey deployment including Engineering, Furnishing and Installation (EF&I) services; leading the migration from legacy to a Sonus-based network; and providing in-country operations support to enable rapid turn-up and operational readiness of the next generation network. Sonus Networks' comprehensive service and support organization is experienced in the rapid deployment of packet voice solutions for some of the world's most discerning operators.

About Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless is one of the world's leading international communications companies. It operates through two stand alone business units -- International and UK.

The International business unit operates integrated telecommunications companies in 34 countries offering mobile, broadband, domestic and international fixed line services to residential and business customers, with principal operations in the Caribbean, Panama, Macau, Channel Islands and Monaco.

The UK business unit provides enterprise and carrier solutions to the largest users of telecoms services across the UK, US, continental Europe and Asia, and consumer and small business broadband services in the UK through Bulldog.

For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to http://www.cw.com/.

About Sonus Networks

Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions for wireline and wireless service providers. With its comprehensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, Sonus addresses the full range of carrier applications, including residential and business voice services, wireless voice and multimedia, trunking and tandem switching, carrier interconnection and enhanced services. Sonus' voice infrastructure solutions are deployed in service provider networks worldwide. Founded in 1997, Sonus is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Additional information on Sonus is available at http://www.sonusnet.com/.

This release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the "Risk Factors" section of Sonus' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, dated May 8, 2006, filed with the SEC, which identifies important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Risk factors include among others: the impact of material weaknesses in our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting on our ability to report our financial results timely and accurately; the unpredictability of our quarterly financial results; risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's announced review of its historical stock option grants and accounting, including any potential impact of the Company's financial statements or results, the Company's inability to timely report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company's potential inability to meet NASDAQ requirements for continued listing, potential investigations or litigation arising out of the review or any restatement; risks associated with our international expansion and growth; consolidation in the telecommunications industry; and potential costs resulting from pending securities litigation against the company. Any forward-looking statements represent Sonus' views only as of today 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.

Sonus is a registered trademark of Sonus Networks. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

For more information, please contact:

Sonus Investor Relations: Sonus Media Relations:
Jocelyn Philbrook Sarah McAuley
978-614-8672 212-699-1836
[email protected] [email protected]

Sonus Networks, Inc.

CONTACT: Jocelyn Philbrook (Investor Relations), +1-978-614-8672,[email protected], or Sarah McAuley (Media Relations), +1-212-699-1836,[email protected], both of Sonus Networks, Inc.

Web site: http://www.sonusnet.com/http://www.cw.com/

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