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Sonus Networks Reports 2003 First Quarter Financial Results; Revenues Increase 27% Sequentially, Loss Narrows to $0.02 Per Share


WESTFORD, Mass., Apr 9, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SONS), a leading provider of voice infrastructure solutions for the new public
network, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March
31, 2003, in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles
(GAAP).

Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2003 were $16.0 million compared with
$12.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002. Net loss for the first
quarter of fiscal 2003 was $4.4 million or $0.02 per share compared with a net
loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002 of $12.8 million or $0.07 per share.
Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 were $21.2 million and the net
loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 was $16.2 million or $0.09 per share.

"Our financial results for the first quarter reflected good progress toward our
business objectives," said Hassan Ahmed, president and CEO, Sonus Networks. "We
grew our revenues 27 percent over last quarter, and by continuing to manage our
business with precision, we further narrowed our net loss. In Q1, we also
continued to add new customers around the globe and made important additions to
our product family."

During the quarter, Sonus expanded its addressable market with the introduction
of its SMARRT Wireless solutions. These solutions include wireless carrier
applications such as Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC), Wireless
Transit/Tandem Switching and Wireless Long Distance. Sonus' SMARRT Wireless
allows carriers to cost-effectively deploy and operate wireless networks,
increase network capacity to accommodate growing subscriber traffic, and build
new revenue streams and customer loyalty through the delivery of packet-based
enhanced services.

Sonus also began shipping Release 5.0 of its packet voice infrastructure
solutions. This latest version of the Sonus Open Services Architecture(TM) (OSA)
provides greater value to service providers in three important areas: new
revenue-generating opportunities enabled by a suite of voice VPN services;
expanded international capabilities delivered through additional international
signaling variants; and network performance optimization provided through a
range of enhanced traffic management features.

Continuing to expand its customer base, Sonus announced that NuVox, an
integrated communications provider serving the Midwestern and Southeastern
United States, selected Sonus to develop a VoIP network that will carry all of
NuVox's long distance voice traffic, as well as offload Internet traffic from
NuVox's circuit-switched local voice network.

Underscoring Sonus' success with both existing and new customers, the company
was again ranked the number one provider of carrier-class packet voice equipment
for the fourth quarter of 2002. Industry research firms In-Stat/MDR, Infonetics
Research and Synergy Research Group named Sonus the market share leader,
recognizing Sonus as the top equipment vendor in several major service provider
packet telephony market segments.

Finally, Sonus announced the appointment of Bert Notini, executive vice
president and CFO of Manufacturers' Services Limited (NYSE: MSV), to the
company's board of directors. Notini has worked with companies in the high tech
industry for nearly 20 years. With extensive background in the financial and
legal fields, Notini brings invaluable experience and perspective to the Sonus
Networks board, particularly in the area of corporate governance.

About Sonus Networks

Sonus Networks, Inc., is a leading provider of packet voice infrastructure
products for the new public network. With its Open Services Architecture (OSA),
Sonus delivers end-to-end solutions addressing a full range of carrier
applications, including trunking, residential access and Centrex, tandem
switching, and IP voice termination, as well as enhanced services. Sonus'
award-winning voice infrastructure solutions, including media gateways,
softswitches and network management systems, are deployed in service provider
networks worldwide. Sonus, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Westford,
Massachusetts. Additional information on Sonus is available at
http://www.sonusnet.com.

This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
regarding future events or the future financial performance of Sonus 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' Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated March 19, 2003 and filed
with the SEC, which identifies important risk factors that could cause actual
results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These
risk factors include, among others, the adverse effect of recent developments in
the telecommunications industry, the weakened financial position of many service
providers, Sonus' ability to grow its customer base, dependence on new product
offerings, market acceptance of its products, rapid technological and market
change and manufacturing and sourcing risks. In addition, 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. Open Services Architecture is
a trademark of Sonus Networks. All other company and product names may be
trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


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