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Press Release -- September 13th, 2011
Tags: VoIP

Tbaytel Deploys GENBAND Secure SIP Services over Fiber-to-the-Home Network

GENBAND delivers complete hosted business and consumer VoIP
solution to Canada’s largest independent telecommunications provider.

Frisco, Texas, September 13, 2011GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that Tbaytel, the largest independently owned telecommunications services provider in Canada serving Thunder Bay and Northern Ontario, has selected GENBAND to provide Secure SIP services throughout its fiber-to-the-home network. By delivering an integrated solution that includes the S3™ Session Border Controller (SBC), A2™ Communications Application Server, and Professional Services and Training, GENBAND is building upon Tbaytel’s existing softswitch architecture to deploy robust, hosted business and consumer VoIP capabilities and functionality.

“Critical factors driving our selection of the S3 SBC solution from GENBAND include its scalable security and ability to comprehensively manage our message flow for new and future SIP services,” said Don Campbell, President and CEO, Tbaytel. “Additionally, GENBAND’s services expertise and A2 application functionality integrate with our existing softswitch investments to powerfully enhance our VoIP services to our customers. We continue to streamline and simplify our network through GENBAND’s market-leading IP transformation services and support.”

As part of a complete IP transformation services and support solution, GENBAND is providing Tbaytel a single source validation and testing solution with on-site training and knowledge transfer to maximize the investment of the integrated IP infrastructure.

“Tbaytel is an incredibly inspiring company, having delivered the most cutting-edge communications to such a vast territory for more than 100 years,” said Pablo Gargiulo, President of Global Sales at GENBAND. “Helping Tbaytel deliver services vital to the health, safety and well-being of so many individuals and institutions is a significant opportunity for GENBAND. This Tbaytel project illustrates our approach to IP transformation and network evolution, which simplifies network management and architecture while enhancing existing investments.”

GENBAND’s S3 SBC protects service provider and enterprise networks by providing multi-layered security against a wide variety of Internet threats meant to disrupt or disable IP networks, including flood attacks, DoS/DDoS attacks, and SIP signaling attacks. Seamlessly integrated with the S3, GENBAND’s A2 Communications Application Server provides Tbaytel carrier-grade, full-featured telephony and multimedia applications for business and residential SIP functionality and robust unified communication possibilities.

About Tbaytel

Tbaytel has been a telecom pioneer in Thunder Bay and Northern Ontario since 1902. As Thunder Bay’s first and only municipally-owned telephone company, Tbaytel has grown to become the largest independently owned telecommunications provider in Canada with Northern Ontario’s largest digital cellular coverage – within a 300,000 square kilometre area that extends from the Manitoba border, north past Red Lake to just west of Sault Ste. Marie, and south to the United States border.

As the region’s leading telecommunications provider, Tbaytel is dedicated to delivering advanced, competitively priced telecom solutions that ensure people, businesses and communities of Northern Ontario have varied and reliable points of access to global digital communications. Tbaytel offers the region’s largest HSPA+ digital cellular network with extensive products and services that include faster Data, Voice, Wireless, Internet, Digital TV and Security.


GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content 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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