Barcelona, February 25, 2013— GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced that British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, has selected GENBAND’s SMART EDGE™ IP Exchange (IPX) solution to expand its enhanced Global IP Interconnect (GIPX) services to wholesale customers across Asia and the Americas.
The UK-based BT, which serves the needs of fixed and mobile customers in more than 170 countries, will deploy GENBAND solutions in two new hubs – Singapore and Miami – to deliver SIP-based IP Interconnect for other global tier 1 and tier 2 carriers in these regions. BT’s GIPX services now support 290 communications providers worldwide and these deployments are the first of many global hubs planned to bring interconnect services closer to the markets BT serves, and to better serve BT’s growing presence worldwide.
“GENBAND is pleased to support BT’s continued worldwide expansion, which is enabling the massive growth of IP traffic in major global regions,” said Mark Pugerude, President of Global Sales for GENBAND. “By providing local interconnect capabilities in key regions, our SMART EDGE IPX solution enables BT to reduce the cost of voice and data transport, improve the quality of calls while enabling the latest in IP-based solutions and functionality.”
Pugerude added, “As IP-enabled services continue to grow in popularity worldwide, we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with BT by bringing interconnect services to strategic regions, supporting IP to IP and IP to TDM traffic. Our SMART EDGE IPX solution uniquely positions us to optimize networks, offering advanced IP services and improved quality of service for BT’s growing customer base.”
GENBAND’s SMART EDGE solution provides cutting-edge security, session management and policy control technologies that simplify the complexities in unifying disparate communication islands that the rapid growth of IP traffic is creating, by enabling advanced interconnection, inter-working, roaming and enhanced quality of experience across all varieties of real-time, interactive data communications.
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.
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the Core to the Edge to the Experience for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.
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