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Press Release -- October 12th, 2011

Geneseo Tel Selects GENBAND for Integrated IP Switching and Session Border Control Network Transformation Solution

Comprehensive IP solution significantly reduces operational costs while increasing functionality

Frisco, Texas, October 12, 2011GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that Geneseo Telephone Company, an advanced communications services provider for the greater Geneseo, Ill. area, has selected a broad, integrated network transformation solution from GENBAND. By integrating the C15™ Compact Softswitchwith the S3™ Session Border Controller(SBC), GENBAND is providing a single source, end–to-end solution for IP switching, session border control and applications that transforms Geneseo’s network cost structure and services capabilities. The SIP trunking and SIP line access solution from GENBAND will enable Geneseo to also offer low- cost international connections to local businesses, providing local North American numbers for out-sourced services from international locations such as India.

“GENBAND’s solution is transformative in several ways as it allows us to significantly decrease the complexity and cost of our network while increasing the international services and Unified Communication features we offer our customers,” said Bill Parr, Vice President of Network Operations, Geneseo. “GENBAND is uniquely able to maximize our existing and new infrastructure through the industry’s only single source compact softswitch and border control solution that also includes an optical-based media gateway. We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with GENBAND and appreciate their professional services capabilities and understanding of our network evolution needs.”

The compact architecture, low power and simple design of GENBAND’s C15 reduces Geneseo’s engineering and installation costs. By housing core call control, gateway port modules, and operations, administration and maintenance interfaces in a single chassis solution, the C15 platform delivers an economical solution that scales to support much larger applications as needed. The application server platform of the C15 simultaneously enables unified messaging, conferencing and web server for advanced subscriber feature control and self-care in a redundant pair of 1U chassis.  GENBAND’s S3 SBC protects Geneseo’s network 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.  With its extensive security, policy enforcement and session management capabilities, the S3 SBC also offers Geneseo advanced levels of functionality, flexibility and performance at its IP network borders.

“Geneseo continues to be a forward-thinking, innovative company, embracing the most advanced IP infrastructure available while smartly managing their network complexity and existing investments,” said Dan Lakey, Senior Vice President of Sales at GENBAND. “We are very pleased to expand our long-term relationship with Geneseo and look forward to enabling the delivery of a host of new services. We understand that network transformation must cost-effectively deliver the most cutting-edge IP capabilities without any disruption of existing features and services.”

About Geneseo Telephone Company
Geneseo Telephone Company provides advanced communication services for the communities in and around Geneseo, Ill. Founded in 1905, Geneseo was the first independent telephone company in Illinois to deploy Equal Access and CLASS custom calling features. Today, Geneseo offers a broad range of Business and Residential services including traditional local and long distance, wireless, high speed Internet, security and satellite TV.

GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure and service 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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