Ribbon Expands Thailand Presence to Meet Increased Demand and Provide New Alternatives for Networks of the Future

In-country manufacturing and enlarged presence will help support growth throughout Southeast Asia
April 27, 2023

Bangkok, Thailand Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions to many of the world’s largest service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure operators to modernize and protect their networks, today announced its deepening commitment to Thailand’s digital transformation.

“The region’s service providers and enterprises are embracing 5G networks to improve speed, agility, security and economics, and our comprehensive IP Wave offer is designed to fulfill those needs efficiently and effectively,” said Sam Bucci, Ribbon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We’re delighted to grow our operations locally in order to better serve the Thai telecommunication market with our IP Optical solutions.”  

Later this year, Ribbon will add to its global supply chain footprint and begin manufacturing select IP Optical products in Thailand, which will become one of the centers used to manufacture the recently announced Apollo OT 9408. This high capacity, high density Optical transport platform offers industry-leading 1.2T wavelengths and 19.2T density to deliver significant cost and performance benefits.

“Our new office and customer showcase facilities will enhance our ability to support local customers, partners and staff,” Mr. Bucci added. “We are deeply committed to their success and the combination of our on-site manufacturing with this extended footprint will help lay the foundation for the next phase of our growth and underpin our ambitions in the region for years to come.”

About Ribbon

Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. 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, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. We maintain a keen focus on our commitments to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, offering an annual Sustainability Report to our stakeholders. To learn more about Ribbon, please visit rbbn.com.

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The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release, including those regarding growth plans in Thailand and the region, new manufacturing capabilities, and the expected benefits from use of Ribbon Communication’s products, 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.

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