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Press Release -- June 19th, 2012
Source: GENBAND
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BT and GENBAND Win Global Telecoms Business Award for IP Transformation Innovation

Singapore, COMMUNICASIA, June 19, 2012GENBAND,a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, and British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world’s leading communications services companies, have won the 2012 Global Telecoms Business (GTB) award for IP Transformation Innovation. The GTB Innovation Awards, designed to honor ground-breaking projects involving telecom operators and service providers around the world, were presented Tuesday, June 12 at a black-tie ceremony in central London.

“BT’s enhanced Global IP Interconnect service enables other networks, including fixed-line operators, mobile-network operators, VoIP providers and other operators worldwide to interconnect with BT and transport global voice traffic seamlessly,” said Trevor Wyatt, BT Director of Strategic Voice Platforms. “Powered by GENBAND’s market-leading IP interconnect solutions, ourservice also enables reduced time to market for new services and expansions, extensive interworking between all nodes and signaling protocols. We are pleased GTB has recognized our joint innovation and implementation of IP infrastructure that enables operational cost reductions, investment protection and improved customer experience for fixed and mobile carriers worldwide.”

BT deployed GENBAND’s IP Interconnect solution in the fourth quarter of 2011 to deliver SIP-based IP Interconnect and provide access to PSTN for other global tier 1 and tier 2 carriers. The solution, comprised of GENBAND’s S3™ Intelligent Session Border Controllers, G9™ Converged Media Gatewaysand C3™ Gateway Controllers, was selected to support BT’s enhanced Global IP Interconnect solution for UK and global wholesale customers, serving the needs of fixed and mobile customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries.

“This global deployment with BT supports innovative offerings for the world’s mission-critical carriers while reducing network costs, expanding markets and interworking with the growing volume of peering and managed interconnect services,” said Mark Pugerude, GENBAND’s President of Global Sales and Marketing. “We are delighted Global Telecoms Business has recognized this collaboration with BT, which enables continued support of revenue generating legacy services, while capping operator investment in aging technology.”

GENBAND will be showcasing its Unified Communications, Intelligent Session Border Controllerand Traffic and Policy Managementsolutions at the CommuniciAsia 2012 Exhibition and Conference taking place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center June 19 thru 22.  Visit GENBAND at booth BL3-12 in the US Pavillion.

About BT
As part of British Telecommunications plc (BT), BT Wholesale is Europe’s largest wholesaler, providing traditional and next generation services and managed solutions to over 1,300 mobile and fixed line operators, internet services providers, broadcast organisations and resellers in the UK. Through the wholesale arm of BT Global Services, BT supports wholesale customers worldwide.

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.

BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. For more information, visit www.btplc.com

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling service providers and enterprises 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 vast resources in R&D, sales and support spanning more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

Contact:
Kim Lee
GENBAND
+1.972.265.3766
kim.lee@GENBAND.com

Charlie Chan
Orion Worldwide for GENBAND
+65 973 94324
charlie@orionworldwide.net

Global IP Interconnect deployment in the UK and across more than 170 countries recognized for serving needs of fixed and mobile customers

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