Thursday, May 27, 2010

GENBAND Completes Acquisition of Nortel's Carrier VoIP Division

GENBAND completed its acquisition of substantially all assets of the Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS). The deal combines GENBAND's next-generation media, session and security gateway technologies and Nortel's softswitch, media gateway and application technologies. The combined company will have products deployed with over two-thirds of the world's top 100 service providers and will cover broad markets including fixed, mobile, cable and broadband operators.

GENBAND will remain headquartered in the Dallas area, with strategic product and support facilities in Ottawa, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maidenhead, Shanghai and Beijing, as well as strategic partners in India and Turkey.

"We are pleased to further our vision of fueling next generation network migration and IMS deployment through our successful acquisition of Nortel CVAS technology and talent," said Charles D. Vogt, president and chief executive officer of GENBAND. "By creating one of the most comprehensive, standards-based, interoperable switching portfolios in the world, we will facilitate the industry's massive and ongoing efforts to modernize networks, maximize existing investments and converge fixed and mobile infrastructures across disparate networks."