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Press Release -- March 16th, 2011
Tags: VoIP

GENBAND Announces the S3 Session Border Controller on the GENBAND GENiUS Platform

Robust, scalable solution provides advanced routing and network visibility

Frisco, Texas, March 16, 2011 – GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that the S3™ Session Border Controller on the GENBAND GENiUS™ platform is generally available and currently being deployed. Providing the field-proven S3 on the new GENBAND GENiUS platform enables unprecedented scalability while increasing system flexibility and reliability. In addition, the new GENiUS platform enables additional GENBAND IP solutions, such as call control or traffic and policy management, to use the same chassis as the S3, minimizing footprint and power requirements.

Multiple service providers are currently deploying and realizing the benefits of the S3 SBC on the GENBAND GENiUS platform. Following an extensive competitive evaluation process, WorldSIM selected the GENBAND S3 on GENiUS for their IP Interconnect network. As an international Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) offering mobile roaming solutions, WorldSIM required a product with extensive network visibility combined with the ability to scale to meet their aggressive growth forecasts.

“We selected the GENBAND S3 SBC as the platform of choice for WorldSIM, with the necessary features and scale to address our demanding requirements,” said Arif Reza CEO of WorldSIM. “The GENBAND GENiUS platform, combined with the unique partitioning capabilities and real-time session visibility provided by the S3 SBC, allows us to effectively manage the growth in our network. We sought an industry leader with a long-standing track record of success and GENBAND’s credentials provide us with confidence as we roll out our growing IP network.”

DiGiTek, a rapidly expanding VoIP Service Provider in Bangladesh, has also embraced the new GENBAND S3 offering. After consulting with another GENBAND customer in the region, DiGiTek selected the S3 on the GENiUS platform and the Real Time Session Manager (RSM) as the best solution to address their needs.

“The S3 exceeded our requirements for a session border controller while providing us an incredible view of the performance of our network,” said Ziaur Rahman, CEO of DiGiTek. “Seeing the S3 perform so well in another carrier’s network made it a natural choice. The additional flexibility offered by the GENBAND GENiUS platform further validated our decision.”

“Both of these innovative carriers have met with tremendous success in their respective markets and we are excited to work together with them as they continue to innovate and grow,” said Pablo Gargiulo, President of Global Sales, GENBAND. “These customer wins reinforce our company’s strategy to address carrier demands for an integrated, secure, highly-scalable IP session management platform. By combining the field-hardened S3 SBC and the best-in-class GENBAND GENiUS platform, we are able to offer carriers a superior choice for large scale IP communications.”

GENBAND GENiUS is the first open ATCA, software-centric IP platform to fully integrate call control, session, signaling, security, application and traffic and policy management. The GENBAND GENiUS platform uniquely takes advantage of the highest density computing hardware and an advanced SAF (Service Availability Forum)-compliant middleware to deliver world-class applications, performance, availability and cost savings. With GENBAND GENiUS, service providers are able to design their networks with the latest in state-of-the-art IP technology for unmatched scale, flexibility and cost. GENBAND GENiUS is the industry’s only universal IP Switching and Networking platform supporting multi-purpose IP solutions.

GENBAND’s S3 Session Border Controller delivers secure carrier class, real-time communications for mobile and fixed line service providers, enabling new service offerings, rapid revenue generation and network cost-savings. With extensive security, policy enforcement, session routing, and session management capabilities, the S3 brings operators advanced levels of functionality, flexibility, and performance at IP network borders.

The GENBAND S3 SBC and GENView RSM (Real Time Session Manager) provide a unique management and reporting functionality that enables service providers to achieve SLA and QoS requirements. This carrier-class SBC can seamlessly scale from 500 to 64,000 sessions on the same chassis on a 2U platform and up to 384K sessions on a GENBAND GENiUS™ platform.

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

About WorldSIM
WorldSIM™ is an award winning International Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) specialising in mobile roaming solutions. Through its state-of-the-art intelligent platform, it can provide creative and cost-effective solutions to telcos around the world. Using multiple IMSIs, WorldSIM can offer operators and virtual operators a solution that can save their customers up to 75% on their roaming charges. WorldSIM has branded its multi IMSI solution, as WorldSIM Go Global – Be Local (TM). Based on NGN architecture, WorldSIM™ also offers managed switching, carrier wholesale and VAS services for carriers, operators and virtual operators. For more information, visit
WorldSIM, the WorldSIM logo and icon are trademarks of WorldSIM.

About DiGiTek
DiGiTek is a global VoIP solutions provider targeting small to medium sized businesses, wholesale carriers, VoIP providers, call shops, retailers and resellers. As a wholesale VoIP carrier, DiGiTek offers termination and origination across their own IP-based network, reaching over 160 global destinations. Digitek gives its customers a central entry point to top-tier quality routes with no volume commitments. The Company maintains relationships with over 70 A to Z VoIP termination carriers, including top Tier 1 VoIP carriers throughout the world. This gives DiGiTek the ability to offer customers very competitive domestic and international rates while realizing attractive margins and remaining competitive with other service providers.

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