Industry veteran to oversee all GENBAND networking and applications solutions and R&D centers worldwide, including expansion of Billerica, Mass. campus
Frisco, Texas, July 12, 2011 – GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced the appointment of B.G. Kumar as President of Networking and Applications, effective immediately. Mr. Kumar will lead GENBAND’s Applications and Networking R&D team worldwide, which encompasses the company’s Session Border Controller (SBC), Security Gateway and Application server and software businesses. Based at GENBAND’s Frisco, Texas, headquarters, he will report directly to Charlie Vogt, President and CEO of GENBAND.
“B.G. is a recognized leader in the industry and we are pleased to welcome him to the team,” said Mr. Vogt. “His appointment reflects our strong commitment and aggressive investment in GENBAND’s networking and applications business, including the expansion of our Billerica center, which he will oversee. Our unique ability to host an entire IP services suite on a single GENBAND GENiUS™ platform is unlocking enormous potential for our customers, from flexible, cost-efficient architectures to new revenue-generating applications. We continue to be laser focused on delivering this integrated all-IP vision to the market and the addition of B.G. will increase our competitive advantage even further.”
Mr. Kumar brings to GENBAND more than 21 years of leadership in the telecommunications industry across both market-leading start-up companies and large, publicly traded companies. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Mavenir Systems, running worldwide Engineering and Operations teams across 5 countries (US, Canada, UK, China and India). Prior to Mavenir, he joined Tekelec as Vice President of Softswitch Solutions Engineering following the acquisition of Vocal Data, a company he helped build. B.G. began his career with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies.
“This is an exciting time to join the GENBAND team as the company leads the industry in network transformation for service providers worldwide,” said Mr. Kumar. “GENBAND’s vision of an all-IP, GENiUS powered network is a powerful and unique market differentiator that significantly changes the way service providers operate. Charlie Vogt has built an outstanding management team and company, and I look forward to supporting his growth plan and network transformation strategy.”
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure and service solutions, enabling fixed, mobile and cable service providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, 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.
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