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Press Release -- March 21st, 2011
Source: Interoute
Tags: Colocation, IPv6, VoIP

Interoute and GENBAND to deliver European IPv6 VoIP network

GENBAND S3 SBC support of IPv6 enables Interoute to extend existing Carrier IP Interconnect and SIP Business trunking to next generation network

London, 21 March, 2011 – Interoute, the owner/operator of Europe’s most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, and GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced an agreement to deliver an official IPv6 VoIP network in Europe. Supporting IPv6 through the S3™ Session Border Controller (SBC), GENBAND will enable Interoute to extend its existing Carrier IP Interconnect and SIP Business Trunking solution reliably into its Next Generation IPv4 and IPv6 native network.

“With better support for mobility and multimedia applications, IPv6 is crucial to enable the fast growth of VoIP for mobile operators as every mobile terminal and application within these terminals can now have a unique IP address,” said Matthew Finnie, CTO, Interoute. “We can now extend the reach of our network to mobile operators that are moving to IPv6 to complement our existing global interconnected IP network. We are pleased to join with GENBAND to build what we believe to be the first IPv6 VoIP network in Europe to date.”

By interworking between IPv4 and IPv6 while maintaining security and enhanced routing capabilities, GENBAND’s S3 enables Interoute to interconnect operators and enterprises using IPv4 with operators and enterprises that are using IPv6 networks. Interoute’s IPv6 network will offer secure Carrier IP Interconnect and SIP Business trunking (IP-PBX trunking and Microsoft UC SIP trunking) with enhanced dynamic routing and policy control while extending SIP and H.323 interworking capabilities to IPv6.

“Supporting Interoute’s rollout of one of Europe’s first IPv6 networks represents a significant VoIP milestone, providing mobile operators simplified addressing and routing options for their voice and data infrastructure,” said Fred Kemmerer, CTO, GENBAND. “Considering the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority’s (IANA) announcement of IPv4 address exhaustion in February of 2011, Interoute’s leadership could not come at a better time. Interoute’s network offers Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and enterprises the most advanced, one-stop-shop for data and voice as convergence continues and as IPv6 is the prerequisite for the next generation world of rich media and 4G.”

Interoute currently offers business SIP and H.3232 trunking for IP-PBXs, Microsoft OCS release 2 SIP trunking and carrier interconnect using the GENBAND S3 deployed in its Pan-European networks, with a presence in the U.S., Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Interoute owns the largest Next Generation Network, spanning the European Union from Warsaw to London and from Stockholm to Sicily, and extending to the Middle East, Africa and major North American telecom hubs. The Interoute network incorporates 60,000 kilometres of lit fibre, 21 metropolitan area networks, eight data centres and 32 co-location centres. The company serves Europe’s largest cities and supports customers in local language across the European Union.

About Interoute
Interoute is the owner/operator of Europe's most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, encompassing over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 Data Centres, 32 purpose-built colocation centres and on-net to another 150 partner Data Centres across the European footprint. Interoute’s full-service next generation network serves international enterprises from a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, finance, pharmaceutical and retail, plus every major European incumbent, as well as the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments, universities and research agencies. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for hosting content, providing wholesale bandwidth and transit services, corporate connectivity or creating new services. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, in North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres. Providing service and support in 15 European languages, Interoute is a key part of Europe’s Digital Supply Chain. The network is future-proofed, endowed with Europe’s largest fibre and duct reserve, and is a leader in the deployment of advanced network technologies, from the ground to the Cloud. www.interoute.com

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure and application solutions, enabling fixed, mobile and cable service providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has operations in 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.genband.com. GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

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