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Press Release -- June 14th, 2011

Suddenlink Communications Selects GENBAND for End-to-End Deployment of Commercial and Residential SIP Services

GENBAND to migrate Suddenlink’s recently acquired NPG Cable network to A2 Converged Application Servers, S3 Session Border Controllers

Frisco, Texas, June 14, 2011 – GENBAND (, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that Suddenlink Communications (, the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, has elected to migrate the infrastructure of recently acquired NPG Cable Inc., to GENBAND solutions. GENBAND’s S3™ Session Border Controller (SBC) and A2™ Converged Application Server will provide Suddenlink with an end-to-end Commercial and Residential SIP Services platform including both end user web portal and voicemail functionality. Suddenlink already utilizes the industry-leading GENBAND C20™ Converged Softswitch via a geographically survivable telecommunications systems core for delivering highly-reliable IP voice and multimedia content to Suddenlink subscribers.

“Having worked closely with GENBAND to support our rapid customer growth and deploy geographic redundancy capabilities throughout our network last year, we turned to them again to help us seamlessly integrate the NPG Cable infrastructure from a commercial and residential SIP services standpoint,” said Tim Thompson, Vice President Telephony, Suddenlink. “GENBAND’s A2 and S3 solutions enable us to migrate the NPG business customers to SIP-based lines while providing seamless SIP interworking across our network.”

“Suddenlink’s ongoing growth and continued innovation place them at the forefront of the cable industry,” said Pablo Gargiulo, President of Global Sales at GENBAND. “We are very pleased to expand our ongoing relationship with Suddenlink and to assist in the end-to-end SIP integration of their strategic new NPG network infrastructure.”

GENBAND is also providing Suddenlink with a wide range of Professional Services to support this deployment. GENBAND’s Advanced Services portfolio delivers innovative, value-add capabilities designed to extend and enhance network infrastructure through integration, customization and optimization. GENBAND’s experienced team helps customers streamline the introduction of multi-media services, improve end-to-end network performance, decrease operating costs, and improve customer satisfaction and retention.

About Suddenlink Communications
Suddenlink Communications (, is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.

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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