Bell Aliant and GENBAND receive Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award

Bell Aliant and GENBAND receive Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award 
Bell Aliant Unified Communications service leverages GENBAND's SPiDR™ WebRTC 
HALIFAX and FRISCO, TX, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) one of 
North America's largest regional communications providers and GENBAND, a 
leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, have been 
jointly awarded the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award at their annual 
event in London, England on June 4. The award, in the Business Service 
Innovation category, celebrates the work that vendors and operators are doing 
together to develop innovative projects in order to better serve customers. 
Bell Aliant and GENBAND were presented the award in recognition of their 
outstanding innovation and collaboration in Business Unified Communications. 
"Bell Aliant continues to lead the way on innovation for our business 
customers," said Kelly Duplisea, Vice President, Business Market at Bell 
Aliant. "Being recognized as a global leader alongside GENBAND is very 
encouraging as we continue our commitment to provide our customers with the 
most efficient, advanced and flexible options available in the market. Best of 
all, with our hosted Unified Communications solution, customers have the 
security and confidence of knowing their communication needs are being managed 
by an experienced, leading edge provider." 
GENBAND enhances Bell Aliant Unified Communications Solution by providing key 
technologies, including GENBAND's recently announced SPiDR™ WebRTC gateway, 
that allow customers to compete in a rapidly evolving market. GENBAND SPiDR 
enables real-time communications, such as video, voice and IM to be launched 
within a browser with the click of a mouse. 
Working together, Bell Aliant and GENBAND successfully deployed this new 
capability, ensuring customers receive enhanced browser-based capabilities 
that allow for collaboration and anywhere connectivity. It also allows for 
increased employee efficiency and productivity, while driving overall cost 
savings to organizations. 
"WebRTC is one of the most talked about new technologies in the industry," 
said B.G. Kumar, President of the Multimedia Business Unit for GENBAND. "This 
leading edge WebRTC deployment across one of North America's largest networks 
demonstrates the market opportunities of this innovative technology and 
illustrates GENBAND's ongoing investment in rich communications and mobility 
applications that allow customers, like Bell Aliant, to redefine the broadband 
experience for the marketplace." 
Bell Aliant's Unified Communications service brings business customers the 
power of IP phone, providing enhanced collaboration and anywhere connectivity, 
without the capital cost or business disruption associated with buying a 
stand-alone system. With Bell Aliant Unified Communications, large and 
mid-sized business customers can seamlessly connect their phone, PC and mobile 
devices so they can access their office voice line and features from anywhere 
in the world. Bell Aliant manages and maintains the fully hosted service, 
ensuring customers have the latest technology and services for their business 
Features include: 

    --  Single Number Reach
        Customers' office number travels with them.  Incoming
        communications can be directed to the device of their choice.
    --  Presence and IM
        Customers are able to view the online status of other users on
        the network, as well as automatically alert others whether away
        from their PC or on the telephone.  In addition, customers are
        able to send and receive IMs from other users.
    --  PC Phone and Mobile Access
        Customers can use their laptop or mobile device to access their
        office line with a host of advanced features while on the move.
    --  Video Calling
        Make video calls with employees, suppliers and customers
        without the cost of a separate video system
    --  Call Grabber
        Customers can seamlessly switch live calls from one device to
        another without interruption - for example from office phone to
    --  Personal Conference Bridge
        Customers have their own unique bridge so they can set up a
        conference call at any time without having to pre-book it - at
        no extra cost. 

"This is the seventh time we've run our Innovation Awards and each year we've 
seen that the industry is working harder and harder to deliver exciting and 
innovative services to its customers worldwide," said Alan Burkitt-Gray, 
editor of Global Telecoms Business. "Congratulations to all the award winners. 
The industry is seeing a wave of innovation which is making a huge difference 
— to the companies working in the industry and to all of us in business and 
as consumers. They are making such a difference to the world. We want to 
celebrate what they are doing."

About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional 
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire 
city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. 
Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces 
with innovative information, communication and technology services including 
voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's 
employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.

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

Joe McGarvey GENBAND +1.972.521.5826

Isabelle Robinson Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs 877.799.6299  

SOURCE: Bell Aliant Inc.

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