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Press Release -- April 30th, 2013
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GENBAND Partners with F5 Networks to Bring to Market Integrated SIP and Diameter Signaling Solutions

Orlando, FL, April 30, 2013GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced a partnership with F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, to deliver integrated SIP and Diameter signaling solutions. In line with the F5 partnership, GENBAND is introducing its QUANTiX™DSC (Diameter Signaling Controller), which integrates Diameter functionality with its market-leading QUANTiX Session Border Controller to uniquely provide advanced, secure and scalable voice and data roaming capabilities for IMS and LTE network operators.

“Subscriber demand for bandwidth-hungry apps is placing strains on mobile networks and creating new complexities at the network edge for handling surging signaling traffic growth,” said B.G. Kumar, President of GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit. “Mobile operators around the globe are adopting LTE at a significant rate.  F5’s Diameter leadership and innovation make it an ideal partner for GENBAND to provide the best integrated solution for the network edge to its customers.”

The integrated SMART EDGE solution from GENBAND delivers a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), a Diameter gateway interworking function (IWF), a Diameter load balancer, and a SIP Session Border Controller – all on a common platform with centralized management. These enhanced capabilities offer secure, seamless connectivity within and between IMS and LTE networks to enable simple, scalable, and cost-effective deployment of rich LTE voice and data services.

QUANTiX DSC enhances GENBAND’s SMART EDGE™ solutions portfolio, assisting service providers in addressing the explosion of Diameter signaling volume within the IMS core and for managing policy-related Diameter message exchanges between IMS and LTE / VoLTE networks for roaming purposes.

“As users demand anytime, anywhere connectivity across an array of devices and networks, service providers face growing requirements for scalable, reliable Diameter communications solutions, as well as state-of-the-art SIP Session Management,” said Mallik Tatipamula, Vice President for Service Provider Solutions at F5. “Our partnership with GENBAND brings together the industry’s foremost technology and innovation from both the Diameter and SBC worlds, and we look forward to supporting the highly-differentiated and competitive QUANTiX DSC offering.”

For more information on GENBAND SMART EDGE solutions, visit http://www.GENBAND.com/solutions/smartedge; for more information on the QUANTiX DSC, visit  http://www.GENBAND.com/products/quantix/diameter-signalling-controller.

About GENBAND
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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Joe McGarvey
GENBAND
+1 (972) 521 5826
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QUANTiX Diameter Signaling Controller addresses surge in signaling traffic growth across IMS and LTE networks

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