Ribbon Offers IBM Clients Free Unified Communication as a Service and Collaboration Rooms on IBM Public Cloud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020

Westford, MA – Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that it is delivering free cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) technology on the IBM public cloud to support IBM enterprise clients’ remote staff. The offering, available to new subscribers, enables IBM clients to rapidly adopt Ribbon’s carrier-grade Kandy Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offering, via the IBM public cloud, to work from anywhere.

IBM enterprise clients can now leverage Ribbon’s Smart Office Collaboration rooms as part of this free trial through June 30, 2020.

“We recognize that many organizations need immediate help moving staff to virtual work environments to maintain business continuity,” said Jeff Immel, Strategic Partners, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software. “With Ribbon’s collaboration technology on IBM public cloud, our global clients can minimize disruptions to their customers and keep employees productive from anywhere, while benefiting from the industry’s most open and secure public cloud for business.”

“It’s a privilege to work with our longtime partner IBM to help businesses continue to operate as close to normal as possible under these highly unusual circumstances,” said Patrick Joggerst, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Ribbon. “Combining IBM’s trusted and secure public cloud environment with our advanced unified communications provide enterprise teams with all of the communications tools they need to collaborate, stay productive and offer their customers with great support.”

Smart Office provides a full suite of collaboration and communications tools to enable employees to productively work without having to physically be in the same location. Employees can conduct face-to-face meetings in high definition video, screen share and chat with colleagues.

Ribbon is part of the IBM Public Cloud Ecosystem, a new initiative to support global system integrators (GSIs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) to help clients modernize and transform mission-critical workloads on the IBM public cloud.

For more information about IBM public cloud, visit www.ibm.com/cloud/public and click here to take advantage of the IBM Work@Home offer.

About Ribbon

Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN), which recently merged with  ECI Telecom Group, delivers global communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today’s smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, and includes packet and optical networking, core to edge IP solutions, UCaaS/ CPaaS cloud offers, and leading-edge software security and analytics tools. To learn more, visit rbbn.com or ecitele.com for more about our Elastic Network technology packet-optical portfolio.

 

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties, including statement regarding delivering value using IBM and Ribbon’s cloud-based contact center and collaborations technology. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. The actual results of Ribbon Communications may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Ribbon Communications’ business, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of Ribbon Communications’ most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Ribbon Communications’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Ribbon Communications’ views as of any subsequent date. While Ribbon Communications may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Ribbon Communications specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

 

Investor Relations: Monica Gould – +1 (212) 871-3927 – IR@rbbn.com

North American Press: Dennis Watson – +1 (214) 695-2224 – dwatson@rbbn.com

APAC, CALA & EMEA Press: Catherine Berthier – +1 (646) 741-1974 – cberthier@rbbn.com

Analyst Relations: Michael Cooper – +1 (708) 212-6922 – mcooper@rbbn.com

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