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Genband Wins Three GTB Awards


June 19, 2013

Showcasing a high level of technology innovations in the fields of unified communication and network infrastructure, GENBAND walked away with three top Global Telecoms Business (GTB) awards at a London event held earlier this month.

The company won these three GTB awards in the categories of Business Service Innovation and Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation. GTB Innovation Awards have been designed to honor groundbreaking projects involving telecom operators and service providers around the world.

GENBAND’s smart networking solutions are used by the service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers stay ahead of the competition.

The award-winning solutions have been deployed by U.K.-based managed communications service provider Timico, the Australian telecommunication provider Optus, and one of North America’s largest regional telecommunications providers, Bell Aliant.

Timico specializes in converged communication, networking and hosting solutions for businesses. The company has reportedly deployed Unified Communications (UC) solutions featuring GENBAND’s proprietary SMART OFFICE multimedia application and its SMART EDGE session border controller (SBC) solutions. These comprehensive solutions enabled Timico to achieve cutting-edge enterprise telephony, Unified Communications, IP interconnect and SIP Trunking capabilities.

GENBAND’s technology enabled Optus, a GENBAND client since 1999, to carry out the world’s first zero-interruption relocation of vital call session controller infrastructure for the Australian Taxation Office. For this achievement, GENBAND and Optus won GTB’s Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation award. Interestingly, the planning of the project took over a year to be completed, while the actual 30-kilometer relocation was completed in just over four days to avoid disrupting the Australian Taxation Office’s business.

Bell Aliant, one of North America’s largest regional telecommunications providers, implemented WebRTC-enhanced hosted ‘Business UC’ offering, which leverages GENBAND’s SPiDR WebRTC product. WebRTC enables rich multimedia communications services via Internet browsers, including HD voice and video calling and collaboration, as well as instant messaging with presence for both desktop and mobile end points.

 “As part of an end-to-end enhancement of Timico’s business offering, we expanded our previously-deployed UC solution with new mobility services delivering a consistent, rich user experience across smartphones, tablets, and desktops, illustrating Timico and GENBAND’s combined commitment to mobility and enterprise innovation. This enhanced solution allows Timico to extend all of the benefits of unified communications to their customers across any end point, while simultaneously supporting secure SIP Trunking and seamless connectivity to other networks for advanced, cost effective delivery of voice services,” CEO for GENBAND Sam Waicberg noted in a statement.

Earlier this year, GENBAND unveiled its Making Networks Smarter vision and solutions for service providers, channel partners and the enterprise and consumer markets they serve.




Edited by Rory J. Thompson




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