Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GENBAND to Acquire uReach for Carrier Communications Suite

GENBAND agreed to acquire uReach Technologies, a privately-held supplier of carrier-class voice, video and unified messaging solutions and services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

uReach’s unique messaging software also offers innovative business applications designed to dramatically enhance productivity and improve communications. The uReach solution suite includes Advanced VoiceMail, VideoMail, VisionMail and VirtualReceptionist. These solutions are mobile, social and visual, offering carriers the latest voicemail, auto-attendant, fax, unified messaging, mobile fax, and mobile visual voicemail capabilities based on an IMS-compliant platform.

The company cites deployments by some of the world’s largest and most demanding service providers including tier 1 carriers in North America and their millions of subscribers.

GENBAND said the enhances its offerings with a comprehensive messaging portfolio designed to be deployed by global service providers via distributed, Internet-scale cloud or in-network models.

“uReach has earned the trust of the service provider community, enabling today’s leading tier 1 carriers to modernize legacy voicemail systems with transformative mobile messaging and calling solutions,” said David Walsh, CEO of GENBAND. “Their technology aligns with our software-driven, open standards-based approach to network transformation – enabling a graceful migration away from expensive and aging voicemail technologies to real-time communications solutions of the future. We are pleased to welcome their team to GENBAND and look forward to bringing this proven technology to our global customer base.”

“Combining uReach’s technology with GENBAND’s global reach, engineering expertise and complementary communications offerings changes the game for service providers,” said Krishnamurty Kambhampati, CEO of uReach Technologies. “GENBAND has the capabilities to give our best-in-class technology even broader reach and we couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to deliver our solutions to more tier 1 service providers around the globe. Like GENBAND, uReach builds applications taking a mobile first approach rather than mimicking legacy premise solutions, enabling carriers to effectively compete with OTT threats.”


  • uReach was founded in 1998 by Krishnamurty Kambhampati and David Ittner, who were colleagues at AT&T Bell Laboratories.  The company is based in Holmdel, NJ.

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