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Ribbon Wins TIA QuEST Forum 2020 Global Sustainability Award for Excellence in Software

February 19, 2021

Award recognizes company’s continued performance in attaining sustainability goals

Westford, MA – February 16, 2021 – 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 won the 2020 TIA QuEST Forum Global Sustainability Award for Excellence in Software. The awards recognize select companies for their outstanding performance and innovation in sustainability practices.

“This award is a testament to the hard work of the entire team,” said Patrick Macken, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Ribbon. “We’re committed to setting and meeting ambitious goals to support sustainability imperatives. Additionally, our customers look to us to provide them with solutions that enable them to enhance their own sustainability profiles in addition to delivering on their business and technology needs.”

Ribbon’s software-centric, cloud-based portfolio enables customers to transfer carbon-intensive data storage from physical environments into the cloud, allowing for efficiencies of scale, reduction in real estate assets and, most significantly, substantial power savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. In addition to meeting regulatory requirements for its products and their component parts, Ribbon holds a host of internationally recognized certifications for its global offerings, and supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

TIA’s Global Sustainability Awards recognize organizations achieving excellence and showcasing energy, passion, and innovation in corporate sustainability, based on performance as recorded through assessments from the TIA Sustainability Assessor. The Sustainability Assessor is designed to enable companies to rapidly self-assess and benchmark their sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs against industry best practices and benchmarks.

Ribbon recently released its Global Sustainability Report, which accounts for its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance through 2019 and 2020.

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.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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 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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