BT Selects GENBAND’s SMART EDGE IPX Solution for Global IP Exchange Interconnectivity Service Expansion

  BT Selects GENBAND’s SMART EDGE IPX Solution for Global IP Exchange
  Interconnectivity Service Expansion

Major hubs in Singapore and Miami to support growth in IP traffic across Asia
                               and the Americas

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013

GENBAND,  a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications
solutions, today announced that British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of
the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, has
selected GENBAND’s SMART EDGE™ IP Exchange (IPX) solution to expand its
enhanced Global IP Interconnect (GIPX) services to wholesale customers across
Asia and the Americas.

The UK-based BT, which serves the needs of fixed and mobile customers in more
than 170 countries, will deploy GENBAND solutions in two new hubs – Singapore
and Miami – to deliver SIP-based IP Interconnect for other global tier 1 and
tier 2 carriers in these regions. BT’s GIPX services now support 290
communications providers worldwide and these deployments are the first of many
global hubs planned to bring interconnect services closer to the markets BT
serves, and to better serve BT’s growing presence worldwide.

“GENBAND is pleased to support BT’s continued worldwide expansion, which is
enabling the massive growth of IP traffic in major global regions,” said Mark
Pugerude, President of Global Sales for GENBAND. “By providing local
interconnect capabilities in key regions, our SMART EDGE IPX solution enables
BT to reduce the cost of voice and data transport, improve the quality of
calls while enabling the latest in IP-based solutions and functionality.”

Pugerude added, “As IP-enabled services continue to grow in popularity
worldwide, we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with BT
by bringing interconnect services to strategic regions, supporting IP to IP
and IP to TDM traffic. Our SMART EDGE IPX solution uniquely positions us to
optimize networks, offering advanced IP services and improved quality of
service for BT’s growing customer base.”

GENBAND’s SMART EDGE solution provides cutting-edge security, session
management and policy control technologies that simplify the complexities in
unifying disparate communication islands that the rapid growth of IP traffic
is creating, by enabling advanced interconnection, inter-working, roaming and
enhanced quality of experience across all varieties of real-time, interactive
data communications.

The comprehensive SMART EDGE IPX solution includes GENBAND’s market-leading
Session Border Controller, GENView Real-Time Session Manager (RSM), G9™
Converged Gateways and C3™ Call Session Controllers.

GENBAND will showcase its SMART EDGE™, SMART EXPERIENCE™ and SMART CORE™
solutions at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona from February 25-28.
Visit us in Hall 6, Booth 6E110.

About BT

As part of British Telecommunications plc (BT), BT Wholesale is Europe’s
largest wholesaler, providing traditional and next generation services
andmanaged solutions to over 1,300 mobile and fixed line operators, internet
services providers, broadcast organisations and resellers in the UK.Through
the wholesale arm of BT Global Services, BT supports wholesale customers
worldwide.

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.

BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

About GENBAND

GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the Core to the
Edge to the Experience for service providers and enterprises in over 80
countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more
scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading
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 compete effectively by increasing revenues,
improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn
more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

Contact:

GENBAND
Joe McGarvey, +1-972-521-5826
joe.mcgarvey@genband.com
 
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