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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ribbon Communications takes off -- Sonus + GenBand

Sonus Networks has officially changed its name to Ribbon Communications following its merger with GENBAND.

The ticker symbol of the company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market is now “RBBN”.

“Our new name is not just about connecting point “a” to point “b”. It reflects our strong desire to continue moving the real-time communications industry forward by dramatically improving the communications experience and encompassing the ability to ensure our contact points are elegantly and seamlessly simple to create, manage and monitor. Ribbon Communications serves as the connection across all of our worlds,” stated Ray Dolan, the company's CEO.

Mr. Dolan added, "With humans more connected in so many different ways than ever before, the real-time communications we rely on must become a more comprehensive, engaging, and all-encompassing experience. Additionally, the new Ribbon Communications name reflects the unparalleled suite of real-time communications software solutions that the combined company brings to the market. Ribbon Communications is ready to deliver the flexibility, security and stability that today's digital life requires, enabling better business outcomes."

Sonus and GENBAND to merge to create company with $680m annual revenue


Sonus Networks, a provider of solutions that enable secure and intelligent cloud communications, and GENBAND, a supplier of carrier and enterprise network transformation and real-time communications solutions, announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine to create a major next-generation communications networking company.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sonus and GENBAND shareholders will each own approximately 50% of the combined entity. Based on the closing price of Sonus' common stock on May 22nd of $7.79 and estimated net cash at the time of closing, the transaction values the combined company at an enterprise value of approximately $745 million.

On closing, Sonus and GENBAND will combine into a newly formed holding company. Each Sonus shareholder will receive one share of common stock in the combined company for each existing Sonus share held; the new company will issue approximately 50 million shares to GENBAND's equity owners, plus $22.5 million in the form of an unsecured note. The combined company will have an estimated net cash position of $40 to $45 million.

The transaction will combine Sonus' established software-based real-time communication virtualisation, cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE and security solutions with GENBAND's network modernisation, unified communications and mobility and embedded communications solutions. Together, Sonus and GENBAND will be better positioned to enable the transformation to IP and cloud-based networks for service providers and enterprise customers.

The combined company will have a global sales footprint in 27 countries, a customer base that includes may Tier 1 carriers, with 67% of combined 2016 revenue for the two companies generated in the U.S. and Canada, 18% in EMEA, 11% in APAC and 4% in CALA.

The two companies' combined revenue and EBITDA in 2016 would have been approximately $680 million and $50 million, respectively, excluding synergies. The transaction is expected to be significantly accretive to Sonus' earnings per share in 2018. The combined company expects to realise annual cost synergies of $40 to $50 million by the end of 2018.

The CEO of the combined company will be Raymond Dolan, current president and CEO of Sonus; David Walsh, current CEO and chairman of GENBAND, will oversee the Kandy business, GENBAND's cloud communications platform as a service (CPaaS). Daryl Raiford, current CFO of GENBAND, will serve as CFO of the combined company. The board of directors of the combined company will comprise five representatives designated by GENBAND and four representatives designated by Sonus.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

GENBAND partners with Red Hat to develop NFV for telco cloud

GENBAND, a provider of real time communications software, which in May entered into an agreement to merge with Sonus Networks, a supplier of solutions that enable secure and intelligent cloud communications, announced a collaboration with open source solutions company Red Hat to develop network functions virtualisation (NFV) solutions designed to enable service providers to leverage the telco cloud.

Under the agreement, Red Hat has certified multiple GENBAND virtual network functions (VNFs) solutions and its VNF Manager on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10. GENBAND has also become part of the Red Hat Connect for Technology Partners and the Red Hat Connect for Business Partners programs.

The Red Hat-certified GENBAND VNFs include: Advanced Control Software (ACS) VNF for Session Border Controller (SBC) applications; C3 Call Session Controller VNF; Advanced Media Software (AMS) VNF for distributed Access and Interconnect SBCs, and Media Interworking & Transcoding applications including IMS Media Resource Function and IMS Media Gateway; and Converged Intelligent Messaging (CIM) VNF for Voice Mail & Messaging applications.

In addition, GENBAND's VNF Manager enables the lifecycle management of GENBAND and third party VNFs and has been certified for Red Hat OpenStack Platform virtualised infrastructure manager (VIM). GENBAND's NFV solutions also include Predictive Analytics and Element Management.

Red Hat's NFV solution is based on open source components, while Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 also supports DPDK Accelerated Open V-Switch (OVS) and SR-IOV utilised by the Advanced Media Software (AMS) VNF for media processing.


  • Sonus Networks and GENBAND announced on May 23rd a definitive agreement under which the two companies would combine to create a next-generation communications networking company. Under the terms of the agreement, Sonus and GENBAND shareholders will each hold approximately 50% of the new entity which will have an estimated enterprise value of approximately $745 million.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sonus and GENBAND to merge to create company with $680m annual revenue

Sonus Networks, a provider of solutions that enable secure and intelligent cloud communications, and GENBAND, a supplier of carrier and enterprise network transformation and real-time communications solutions, announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine to create a major next-generation communications networking company.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sonus and GENBAND shareholders will each own approximately 50% of the combined entity. Based on the closing price of Sonus' common stock on May 22nd of $7.79 and estimated net cash at the time of closing, the transaction values the combined company at an enterprise value of approximately $745 million.

On closing, Sonus and GENBAND will combine into a newly formed holding company. Each Sonus shareholder will receive one share of common stock in the combined company for each existing Sonus share held; the new company will issue approximately 50 million shares to GENBAND's equity owners, plus $22.5 million in the form of an unsecured note. The combined company will have an estimated net cash position of $40 to $45 million.

The transaction will combine Sonus' established software-based real-time communication virtualisation, cloud-based SIP and 4G/VoLTE and security solutions with GENBAND's network modernisation, unified communications and mobility and embedded communications solutions. Together, Sonus and GENBAND will be better positioned to enable the transformation to IP and cloud-based networks for service providers and enterprise customers.

The combined company will have a global sales footprint in 27 countries, a customer base that includes may Tier 1 carriers, with 67% of combined 2016 revenue for the two companies generated in the U.S. and Canada, 18% in EMEA, 11% in APAC and 4% in CALA.

The two companies' combined revenue and EBITDA in 2016 would have been approximately $680 million and $50 million, respectively, excluding synergies. The transaction is expected to be significantly accretive to Sonus' earnings per share in 2018. The combined company expects to realise annual cost synergies of $40 to $50 million by the end of 2018.

The CEO of the combined company will be Raymond Dolan, current president and CEO of Sonus; David Walsh, current CEO and chairman of GENBAND, will oversee the Kandy business, GENBAND's cloud communications platform as a service (CPaaS). Daryl Raiford, current CFO of GENBAND, will serve as CFO of the combined company. The board of directors of the combined company will comprise five representatives designated by GENBAND and four representatives designated by Sonus.

The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies, and is expected to close in the second half of 2017, subject to Sonus and GENBAND shareholder approval, listing of the combined company's common stock on Nasdaq and other customary closing conditions.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GENBAND Prevails in Patent Dispute with Metaswitch

GENBAND prevailed in a patent dispute with Metaswitch Networks.  A jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has found that Metaswitch infringed on seven GENBAND patents that cover a range of VoIP technology used in session border controllers and integrated softswitches.

https://www.genband.com/media-center/press-releases/jury-finds-metaswitch-infringes-7-genband-voice-over-ip-patents

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blueprint: Virtual Session Border Controllers - Benefits and Pitfalls

by Ashish Jain, Director of Solutions Marketing, GENBAND

The move to Network Functions Virtualization is certainly gaining steam. Increasingly, communications service providers are evolving their hardware-based infrastructure to new, next-generation communications networks. The rationale is simple – because of the many benefits offered by the virtualization of network functions including, but certainly not limited to, time-to-market for introducing new services and operational efficiencies.

One of the most critical network functions that communication service providers (CSPs) are looking to virtualize is the Session Border Controller (SBC), which is a vital element in today’s IP communication networks. The SBC is a software function that provides session security, interworking, and advanced session control for real time voice and video communications. Considering their standalone nature, SBCs have minimal dependencies on other key network functions and can evolve independently in terms of network infrastructure. They can also continually interface with other network elements using standard protocols such as SIP.

SBC virtualization provides CSPs with several benefits including:

Cost efficiencies by leveraging general purpose datacenter platforms and shared infrastructure across multiple applications
Service agility and faster time-to-market for new services and or new markets
Operational simplicity for deploying and managing SBCs
Evolution to cloud-based deployments to achieve dynamic scalability
Removal of SBC vendor dependencies on hardware lifecycle
Creation of virtual test environments

But even though the benefits of SBC virtualization are numerous, as with any new technology, there are considerations and challenges that CSPs should be aware of as well.

Make Sure You Have Clearly Defined Virtualization Goals

First and foremost, CSPs should have a clearly defined strategy and goals and know what they want to achieve with SBC virtualization. For instance, are they simply looking to virtualize the SBC function to leverage general purpose platforms in datacenters to reduce dependency on their SBC vendor’s hardware lifecycle and reduce costs? Or do they intend to fully embrace NFV cloud infrastructure to gain a broader set of benefits such as service agility, operational simplicity, dynamic scalability and more?

Given these questions, simple virtualization versus cloud virtualization is the first key decision CSPs need to make. That should be closely followed with the type of infrastructure they will need. The infrastructure requirements will be different for a simple virtualization strategy compared to NFV cloud virtualization.

Understand the Nitty Gritty of SBC Virtualization

The next important set of considerations is to understand how to run SBC as a virtual network function within a virtual or cloud infrastructure. It takes time and planning when considering an SBC virtualization strategy.

There are several things to consider, including:
Readiness of datacenters to handle real time applications
Performance assurance in shared infrastructure
Carrier-grade Five 9’s reliability
Infrastructure characteristics in terms of type of hardware, hypervisors and cloud
Deployment strategy – (private, public, or hybrid cloud?)
SBC virtualization framework
Characteristics such as integrated versus distributed SBC architecture
Service characteristics such as consumer, enterprise, mobile, wholesale or interconnect
Scalability strategy of SBC in a virtualized environment
Troubleshooting and management
Cloud Infrastructure ecosystem support

Not all Virtual SBCs are Created Equally

One of the most important components of an SBC virtualization strategy is selecting the right solution and partner. There are several key considerations operators should make before selecting a virtual SBC.  If CSPs want to leverage the full potential of cloud NFV deployments, the selection of an SBC must take into consideration whether the SBC is architected for cloud infrastructure such as NFV OpenStack or other similar implementations or if it is architected for just a simple virtualization to run on any general purpose server. Virtual SBC doesn’t always mean cloud NFV support. Make sure you clarify that in the vendor evaluation process.

CSPs should also consider the ecosystem support needed to run the virtual SBC in a multi-vendor cloud environment. It must seamlessly interface with the virtual infrastructure managers and cloud orchestrators that have been selected.  In addition, it is important that a cloud infrastructure and virtual SBC solution is carrier-grade, one which ensures Five 9’s or greater reliability when carrying real-time traffic.

Another major consideration is deployment flexibility. The SBC should provide the flexibility to be deployed either as an integrated SBC with both signaling and media functions, or with distributed and separated signaling and media processing functions. Distributing the signaling and media independently brings several benefits in SBC virtualization strategy enabling operators to 1) make a step-wise evolution to the cloud by virtualizing signaling first, and media second, for better economies of scale for media processing such as transcoding functions; 2) gain datacenter optimization by maintaining separate networking infrastructure for signaling (1G) and media (10G); 3) gain cost efficiencies by sharing media resources across multiple signaling instances; and 4) improve quality and reliability by centralizing signaling control and localizing media closer to the customer.

The final major consideration is performance and scalability. One of the major adjustments CSPs have to make in the virtualization environment is a shift from receiving high scalability on a dedicated SBC platform to achieving similar scalability by running multiple smaller virtual SBC instances on a farm of general purpose servers – a recommended strategy for cloud deployment. But vertical scaling (rack and stack) of virtual SBC instances can introduce numerous new operational challenges in a large scale deployment. The virtual SBC should support cloud managers to provide the intelligence to dynamically scale up or down based on network traffic demands – a concept that is generally called elastic scalability in cloud deployments.

From a CSP’s perspective the benefits of deploying virtual SBCs in the cloud far outweigh any potential challenges. From providing consistency in services across geographic locations, to improving the quality of service and service availability, to operational simplicity, to service agility, SBC virtualization offers a great business case. We’re already seeing quite a bit of movement in the market to virtual cloud SBC environments - and that pace should only increase.

About the Author

Ashish Jain is Director of Solutions Marketing at GENBAND. He brings over 12 years of telecommunications industry experience with expertise in the areas of Real Time Communications for fixed and mobile networks, Wireless Security, Mobile OTT, and enterprise social media applications.  In his current role as Director of Solutions Marketing at GENBAND, Ashish drives planning and strategy for mobile security products covering session border controller (SBC), Wireless Access Gateway, Diameter Signaling product line and manages IP based Real Time Communication solution portfolio covering VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, Small Cell, Carrier Wi-Fi, SIP Trunking, and IP Interconnect. Ashish holds a bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science, with specialization in networks and communications, from The University of Texas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Carrier Network Virtualization Outlook - @GENBAND Sanjay Bhatia responds

Which elements of carrier networks should be virtualized first?

Sanjay Bhatia, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Genband, gives his one-minute take.





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GENBAND and Nokia Collaborate on VoWiFi/VoLTE

Nokia Networks will offer GENBAND´s QUANTiX evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) as part of its voice evolution solutions, including Voice over WiFi.  The GENBAND ePDG will be integrated into Nokia’s Liquid Core portfolio to support multimedia voice, data and video sessions and anywhere/any-device services.

The ePDG is a key component of GENBAND’s Wireless Access Gateway solution and enables Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) interworking to allow for seamless, secure network connectivity and an enhanced customer experience.

“Combining GENBAND’s ePDG with Nokia’s Liquid Core portfolio allows operators to take advantage of communications services inWiFi networks, offering their customers the ability to make calls and send messages regardless of where they may be,” said BG Kumar, Chief Product Officer at GENBAND.  “We are excited to build on our longstanding partnership with Nokia Networks, a global leader in mobile broadband, to bring advanced solutions to the mobile marketplace.”

“With the evolution of voice and messaging services, like VoWiFi, the combination of Nokia’s and GENBAND’s solution is an effective way to ensure agility and flexibility for our customers. It allows operators to launch innovative, intelligent solutions while maximizing the value of their networks,” said Thorsten Robrecht, Vice President, Nokia Networks. “As part of our strategy, we will integrate GENBAND’s ePDG in our core portfolio to provide complete solutions to operators, without compromising our quality requirements.”

http://www.GENBAND.com
http://networks.nokia.com/

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GENBAND Joins HP OpenNFV Program

GENBAND has joined the HP ecosystem partners to help accelerate service providers’ transition to NFV.

The HP OpenNFV Program provides an open standards–based network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architecture along with HP industry-standard products and capabilities, offering service providers ready-to-deploy solutions that can enable the transformation from legacy networks to NFV and Software Defined Network (SDN)-enabled infrastructure.

GENBAND’s NFV solutions span its product and solutions portfolio for real-time communications comprised of  multiple, high-performance Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) including Session Border Controllers, Intelligent Messaging, WebRTC Gateway, Session Control and Applications Server solutions, and an intelligent VNF Management framework providing seamless interworking into broader NFV infrastructures and partner ecosystems.

http://www.genband.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BT Selects GENBAND's Diameter Signaling Controller for LTE Roaming

BT has selected GENBAND's QUANTiX Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) to expand its existing Global IP Exchange (GIPX), which serves as an LTE signaling and data roaming exchange for its mobile network operator (MNO) customers.

The integrated QUANTiX DSC delivers a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), a Diameter gateway interworking function (IWF), and a Diameter load balancer – all on a common platform with centralized management. The Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) function supports interworking between the wide variety of vendor equipment that is being deployed across its customers’ LTE networks. The software provides context-aware intelligent routing, scalable handling of SIP and Diameter traffic, and secure, seamless connectivity to any IMS/LTE network resulting in a simple, cost-effective deployment of rich LTE voice and data services.

“Our strong relationship with GENBAND has helped to accelerate the growth of our wholesale network, supporting rapid expansion of our global footprint and enhancements to our GIPX services that meet customer demand for international roaming and increasingly data hungry applications,” said Steve Sherry, Head of (G)IPX Signalling, Messaging and Numbering for BT Wholesale. “The DSC solves complex Diameter signaling interworking, enabling network roaming across otherwise incompatible mobile networks. It also provides the security and routing scalability required to handle the explosion of mobile data traffic exchange for enhanced services, such as RCS, photo sharing, video and Over-the-Top (OTT) applications. GENBAND’s professional services organization has supported our ambitious plans in the marketplace – building and operating these critical solutions that drive revenue generation and customer satisfaction.”

“Although there are over 260 LTE networks in service worldwide, there are few interconnect roaming agreements in place between different mobile networks and this deployment marks a significant milestone for international mobile network operators,” said David Hiscock, Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for GENBAND. “In the past, mobile service providers had to negotiate bi-lateral roaming agreements with network operators, implement point-to-point Diameter interconnects, and handle interoperability challenges between LTE and legacy 2.5G/3G networks. The enhanced BT GIPX solution addresses these challenges for BT’s international wholesale network, providing a seamless experience for roaming subscribers across 170-plus countries and varying vender equipment and host network scenarios.”

http://www.genband.com

  • In 2012, BT deployed GENBAND’s enhanced Global IP Interconnect solution to deliver SIP-based interconnect capabilities to its UK and global wholesale customers. Last year, BT leveraged the GENBAND solution to expand its GIPX services to wholesale customers across Asia and the Americas.

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.”

http://www.ureachtech.com
http://www.genband.com


  • 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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GENBAND Delivers WebRTC Unified Communications with Generation Enterprise

GENBAND introduced a unified communications suite (voice, HD video, collaboration) that leverages enterprise cloud technologies to deliver secure connections across multiple devices (tablets, smartphones, desk phones, PCs) and networks (wired and wireless, private and public, TDM and IP).

The GENBAND Generation Enterprise leverages the company's WebRTC-enabled UC platform, SMART OFFICE 2.0, and offers software-based deployment options for enterprises, governments and universities, whether on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid or hosted solution. The result is a premium, WebRTC-enabled UC client that lets business users communicate via their preferred device.

The end-to-end solution is powered by GENBAND’s carrier-class EXPERiUS Application Server platform; the QUANTiX portfolio, which offers advanced security, session management and policy control technologies and includes the industry’s most scalable session border controller; the high-density CONTiNUUM gateway family; and NUViA cloud solutions.

“We designed Generation Enterprise to meet the productivity, ease-of-use and collaboration requirements in an increasingly mobile-driven communications economy,” said David Walsh, CEO of GENBAND. “Generation Enterprise addresses communications challenges facing many of the world’s largest and most vital organizations by enabling cost-effective, non-disruptive migration of legacy enterprise voice systems to IP. For our channel and service provider partners, Generation Enterprise enables a rapid go-to-market approach for breakthrough standards like WebRTC with value-added, over-the-Internet applications that are ideal for today’s highly mobile workforce.”

Generation Enterprise also offers a rich set of APIs for vertical market customization. GENBAND’s SPiDR WebRTC Gateway provides an intelligent bridge between traditional VoIP networks and the open ecosystem of the Internet, leveraging real-time embedded communications.

GENBAND, which owns Nortel's PBX enterprise intellectual property, noted that many companies around the globe need to transition from legacy voice system to modern UC systems without totally replacing the existing infrastructure or giving up PSTN-like service, quality and reliability.

http://www.genband.com

Saturday, September 28, 2013

France's Bouygues Telecom Offers fring OTT Service for Voice+SMS over Wi-Fi

Bouygues Telecom is using the fring Over the Top (OTT) service to provide Bouygues customers with free phone calls and SMS on Wi-Fi while abroad.

“Our customers expect high quality, low cost mobile service which, thanks to the fring service, we can now extend beyond local French cellular coverage, allowing subscribers to enjoy international communication as if they were calling from within France,” said Benoît Torloting, Head of digital & B&YOU at Bouygues Telecom. “Leveraging the fring OTT solution, we eliminate cellular network roaming charges and deliver our commitment to quality-cost competitive advantage even when our customers are travelling worldwide.”  Benoît Torloting continued, “Our World & YOU launch was a great success, with an increase in new users and substantial interest from the French market.”

“This successful offering with Bouygues Telecom demonstrates market demand for the fring Telco OTT solution, which enables telecom operators to provide their subscribers with cost-saving communications, a rich user experience and reduced churn to independent applications,” said Roy Timor-Rousso, former CEO of fring and current senior executive in GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit.”


Earlier this month, GENBAND announced its acquisition of fring’s Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile IP communications service for consumers. Financial terms were not disclosed. not disclosed.

The fring app, which is available for both iOS and Android, provides free mobile group video chat, 2-way video chat, voice-only calls and text chat over IP.  GENBAND will offer a white label version that will let service providers and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) compete with OTT solutions. fring reduces roaming costs for subscribers by moving voice and video sessions away from radio access networks and routing them over the Internet.

GENBAND said fring white-label solution for the consumer OTT market segment complements its NUViA white-label Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) offering.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vogt Resigns as CEO of GENBAND, Moves to Harris Broadcast

Charlie Vogt resigned as President and CEO of GENBAND and accepted a new CEO leadership at Harris Broadcast. Vogt has been CEO of GENBAND since 2004, Before that, he was president and CEO of Taqua, an IP switching company, which was acquired by Tekelec in 2004.

GENBAND named David Walsh as President and CEO. He also serves as Executive Chairman of GENBAND. Walsh has been a Managing Director at One Equity Partners (OEP) since 2001, the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He joined the GENBAND board upon the merger of NextPoint (an OEP portfolio company) with GENBAND in 2008. He assumed the position of Chairman in 2010 following the acquisition of the Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business, with OEP providing the investment capital.

http://www.genband.com/media-center/press-releases/genband-announces-leadership-transition
http://harrisbroadcast.com/newsandresources/PressReleases/CharlieVogtCEO24699.asp

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

GENBAND Announces Software-based SBC for Branch Offices


GENBAND introduced a new session border controller optimized for branch offices and small to mid-sized businesses.

The new QUANTiX QFlex is an on-premise, software-based SBC that is deployable on common off the shelf (COTS) hardware or can be virtualized together with other applications on a platform.  It enable carrier-grade security, interoperability and session control with support for more than 60 built-in IP PBX vendor profiles.

GENBAND said it uses a unique and modular approach to solve multi-vendor interoperability issues, helping to reduce the deployment time of SIP Trunking services from months to weeks.  GENBAND’s QUANTiX QFlex resolves IP-PBX-related interoperability challenges by providing a demarcation point that protects both the service provider and enterprise sides of the connection by utilizing flexible adaptors to secure and normalize traffic. For enterprises, QFlex allows for seamless interworking of multi-vendor PBXs across different branch offices, routes traffic in IP-enabled call centers, and allows remote users and satellite offices to securely connect to corporate IP communication systems.

"Issues relating to IP communications security, interoperability, system complexity and service assurance are commonplace for operators and enterprises alike. They demand intelligent SBCs and border gateways that ensure a seamless communications experience," said BG Kumar, President of GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit. "Our new QFlex Enterprise SBC creates a SMART EDGE for the enterprise, providing unique interoperability technology to manage multi-vendor PBX environments – while ensuring security and session management."

http://www.GENBAND.com/products/quantix/sbc/esbc


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

GENBAND's NUViA Cloud Offers Quick Path to Rich Communication Services

GENBAND is introducing a secure multimedia communications cloud that enables service providers and channel partners to deliver branded Unified Communications and Rich Communications Suite
(RCS) Service.

The GENBAND NUViA, which is powered by the company’s EXPERiUS solutions, is a secure multimedia communications cloud service that essentially enables service providers to accelerate their entrance into RCS without the upfront costs.


The NUViA Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) includes HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, Web collaboration, desktop clients, and fixed and mobile convergence. GENBAND will also offer a "build, transfer, own" model that ensures a low-risk, low-barrier to entry and quick path to RCS.


"NUViA offers service providers a radically different model for deploying communications services from what is available today,‖ said Jeff Townley, President of GENBAND’s Services Business Unit & Global Operations. ―Service providers and channel partners can leverage NUViA’s unprecedented deployment options, including hybrid models with the ability to augment the NUViA-delivered services with in-house applications, to deliver customers a unique, customized and cost-effective alternative to services derived from premises-based equipment."

http://www.genband.com


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Avaya and GENBAND Collaborate on Unified Comm Roadmap

GENBAND and Avaya are jointly offering a Unified Communications (UC) roadmap for carrier class enterprise users of Avaya Communications Server 2100 (CS 2100) and Avaya SL-100. The collaboration will enable customers of both companies to use multimedia applications powered by Avaya Aura and the GENBAND GENiUS platform. Together the companies will continue to deliver a SIP-based UC solution that spans all fixed and mobile business communications functions for carrier-class enterprises in the higher education, healthcare, finance and government verticals. http://www.avaya.com http://www.GENBAND.com

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