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GENBAND Powers Vodafone Fiji UC Deployment

March 28, 2017

Vodafone Fiji has tapped GENBAND to provide an array of solutions to enhance what it can offer in the way of unified communications to customers in a remote part of the world. The carrier will deliver these services in the Republic of Kiribati in collaboration with local provider Amalgamated Telecoms Holdings Kiribati Ltd.

“Remote areas have been at a disadvantage when aiming to access next-generation services,” said David O'Connor, GENBAND's senior vice president for APAC Sales. “Until now that access has required massive investment. This unprecedented solution is an important step forward in extending advanced capabilities to these underserved locations while providing a model for cost-efficient delivery of hosted UC solutions.”

The deal includes the GENBAND Application Server, which allows for local hosted billing, and Kandy Business Solutions, which delivers auto attendant, voicemail and WebRTC applications, and Web collaboration capabilities.

Enhanced SIP trunking, local media anchoring, PRI gateways, and voice over satellite are also in the mix with this hosted cloud-based solution.

“Our new Kandy Business SIP Trunk service allows enterprises, SIs, resellers and service providers to simplify enterprise transformation to SIP and accelerate time-to-market by leveraging three critical areas of need for modern enterprises – cloud, mobility and contextual communications,” said Patrick Joggerst, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at GENBAND. “It bolsters existing enterprise PBX investments by delivering enhanced business continuity, user-centric session management, advanced mobility, a wide array of SIP and WebRTC-based overlay services and an API platform for contextual communications.”

In the first quarter issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, Phil Edholm of PKE Consulting LLC talks about what he calls CPaaS 2.0. And he says GENBAND is among the key companies delivering solutions in this important new market.

“New companies like Temasys and Tokbox are in this space, as is GENBAND with its Kandy platform,” Edholm says. “A CPaaS 2.0 solution delivers all the elements to deploy, including simple APIs, infrastructure, TURN servers, media servers, and even IP transport management.”

If you’d like to learn more about WebRTC and APIs, be sure to check out TMC and Crossfire Media’s newest conference and expo, Communications 20/20, happening July 18-20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The event will focus on the next wave of technology and innovations that will transcend the importance of person to person contact, disrupting the future of the entire communications industry. Find out more HERE.

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