Ribbon Named “Company of the Year” in the 2020 Big Business Awards’ Telecommunications Category

Award program rewards the companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries
November 30, 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 has received the “Company of the Year (Telecommunications)” distinction in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2020 BIG Awards for Business. The organization’s annual industry awards program relies on industry leaders who volunteer to read, score and judge nominations.

“This has been an extraordinary year. The Ribbon – ECI merger doubled the size of our company and significantly expanded our solutions portfolio to help address the needs of our customers during an unprecedented global pandemic and beyond,” said Patrick Joggerst, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development, Ribbon. “I’m so proud of our team for the hard work and dedication they’ve put in during this exceptional time, and of course want to extend my congratulations to the other winners as well.“

Ribbon’s comprehensive suite of cloud, edge and IP optical solutions thread people and networks together. Found in the world’s largest communications service providers and enterprises, our flexible, secure and customizable solutions enable our customers to reap the benefits of simplified, efficient and cost-effective communications at any point in their network modernization journey.

“We are so proud to reward Ribbon for their outstanding 2020 achievements,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nomination officer of the Business Intelligence Group, “This year’s group of winners are clearly leading by example in the global business community.”

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

About Ribbon

Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers global communications software and packet and optical 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, including core to edge IP solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge software security and analytics tools, as well as 5G-ready packet and optical networking solutions acquired via our recent merger with ECI Telecom. To learn more about Ribbon visit rbbn.com

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