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Press Release -- August 30th, 2011
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GENBAND Unveils 2011 GENFuzion Developer Challenge Winners

Top app developers from GENFuzion Developer Community recognized for innovative applications powered by A2 Communications Application Server

Frisco, Texas, August 30, 2011GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced the results of its first GENFuzion™ Developer Challenge, recognizing the top app developers from across several strategic categories, including Lifestyle, Productivity, Mobility and Unified Communications. Designed to expand third party applications powered by the GENBAND A2™ Communications Application Server, the Developer Challenge successfully launched the GENFuzion Developer Community  earlier this year.

GENBAND awarded first place honors to Switchpoint Solutions, who developed a queuing alert application for businesses such as restaurants to better manage customer wait times.  Cliniconexwas named second place winner with their stock tracker alert application, designed to notify stock brokers or stock traders when configurable thresholds have been reached and allowing them to communicate with each other faster to buy or sell stocks.  SaskTel’s IDnoodle Departmentreceived third place honors for their myCentrex application, an end user web portal and mobile smartphone application that enhances Centrex service customer retention while enabling the service provider business case for TDM to IP Centrex network transformation.

“We are entering a new era in telecommunications, as companies like GENBAND are enabling developers to rapidly supply service providers with compelling and potentially revenue-generating applications,” said Joe McGarvey, Principal Analyst with Current Analysis and GENFuzion Developer Challenge Judge. “The speed with which the developers created such value added and viable applications for service providers was one of the many surprising elements of this challenge. The creativity of the winners represents the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is to come as a result of tools and resources now available to the service provider development community.”

“The immediate and powerful impact of opening GENBAND APIs to developers and providing them a collaborative testing environment for application development has been extraordinary,” said Mehmet Balos, Chief Marketing Officer at GENBAND. “Our first ever GENFuzion Developer Challenge has unleashed outstanding innovation and proven to be a highly effective accelerator for fostering all types of application development for service providers to leverage. We congratulate the top three winners of our challenge along with several honorable mentions, which are all already connecting with new potential customers as we facilitate go-to-market opportunities through our GENApps Showcase.”

For a complete list and description of the2011 GENFuzion Developer Challengewinners, categories and awards, click here. All contest participant applications and winners are also posted and promoted on the GENBAND GENApps Showcase.

About GENBAND
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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Kim Lee
GENBAND
+1.972.265.3766
kim.lee@GENBAND.com

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