World VoIP NewsNew converged VoIP applications from Genband
New converged VoIP applications from Genband
Company Genband announced recently that Canadian carrier Telus, a customer that the vendor acquired through last year acquisition of Nortel VoIP structure, will deploy Genband’s A2 Converged Application Server in order to support voice, unified communications, fixed-mobile convergence and other associated applications and features by means of its network.
Telus is utilizing the A2 with existing C20 softswitches in a centralized configuration that minimizes SIP service charges by allowing the A2 to run the same OSS back- office, administration and ongoing operations as the C20. The conjoined solution also enables Telus to innovate on advanced IP network features while still supporting legacy Centrex and TDM hardware.
Mehmet Balos, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Genband, stated, that the innovation is the next step in a next-generation network modernization that Telus initiated along with Nortel nearly ten years ago with the deployment of (then Nortel) C20 softswitches and IP trunking for its backbone network.
In general, deals like the Nortel acquisition and Genband’s recent buy of Cedar Point Comms, are augmenting the muscles of company with new and expanded opportunities. Regarding to the Cedar Point acquisition in particular, Balos said it opens the door to broader engagements with Cedar Point’s cable TV company clients. “It gives us a seat at the table with this expanded customer base to present our entire product portfolio, including applications, call control, media gateways, traffic/ policy management and session border controllers” to Cedar Point cable customers, both for residential and business projects.
Telus is just one single operator on Genband's growing list of non-U.S. North American clients. Others include Canada’s Rogers Communications, Bell Canada, Videotron, SaskTel, and Shaw cable, as well as Mexico’s Telmex, Marcatel, and Axtel.
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