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Press Release -- March 14th, 2011
Tags: VoIP

GENBAND Solution for SIP Trunking Achieves Microsoft Office Communications Server Qualification

Industry’s leading softswitch qualified for interoperability with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2; part of leading carrier solution certified with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Frisco, Texas, March 14, 2011 – GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that the SIP Business Trunking softswitch solution offered on its market-leading GENBAND C20™ Converged Softswitch has achieved interoperability qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Additionally, GENBAND announced that its C20 softswitch is an integral component of the Swisscom SIP Trunking Solution which was recently certified for use with the Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, announced last month that Microsoft certification of its VoIP Gate service enables the Company to offer its corporate customers a complete IP-based communications solution that is both innovative and reliable.

Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program ensures that customers have seamless experiences with setup, support and use of qualified telephony infrastructure and services with Microsoft Corp.’s unified communications software. With more than 650,000 ports deployed globally, GENBAND’s solutions for SIP trunking have been tested with the majority of PBX solutions available in the business market.

“Qualified interoperability with the Microsoft server environment is a significant strategic milestone and we appreciate the opportunity to ensure comprehensive interworking capabilities across our platforms,” said Keith Landau, Chief Product Officer, GENBAND. “When you consider the widespread deployments of both our installed bases, today’s announcement represents an important development for our service provider customers worldwide. Powered by the world’s no. 1 selling softswitch, our interoperable Unified Communications services scale from thousands to millions of lines and offer powerful carrier-grade reliability and feature richness that form the foundation of new growth opportunities and revenue for our customer base.”

GENBAND’s solution for SIP Business Trunking allows service providers to deliver flexible and low-cost IP-based communications between an enterprise PBX and the public network. With the GENBAND solution, service providers are able to support multiple voice sessions that are managed under a single account for billing, maintenance and service assurance. In addition, by eliminating the need for separate voice and data connections, SIP Business Trunking helps reduce costs for enterprise users and can lay the groundwork to offer subscribers a variety of real-time applications including Unified Communications, Instant Messaging, Network Presence, Mobility, Messaging and Desktop Integration.

“Since a number of business customers today use Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, GENBAND’s qualification will have a positive impact on the market,” said Diane Myers, Directing Analyst, Infonetics. “As a qualified SIP Business Trunking softswitch, the GENBAND C20 will improve initial setup and ongoing support of telephony infrastructure and services. GENBAND’s PBX compatibility and Microsoft’s server ubiquity will make it easier for SIP trunking providers to offer business customers an attractive option.”

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

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Kim Lee

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