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Press Release -- June 24th, 2014

Conneaut Telephone Company Selects GENBAND’s SMART CORE Solution to Fuel Transition to IP

Frisco, TX, June 24, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced that the Conneaut Telephone Company, a telecom provider serving business and residential customers in northeastern Ohio, has selected key components of GENBAND’s SMART CORE™ solution to expand its offerings with the latest IP business services. The C15 Call Session Controller is being deployed to enable the growing service provider to offer hosted business voice and applications to businesses of all sizes while simultaneously supporting triple play offerings for residential and cable customers over its fiber optic network.

“The GENBAND C15 provides the perfect blend of technology we need to retain our legacy TDM-copper customers, while helping us ramp up a new, IP-centric product line for enterprise customers and for residential fiber-to-the-home build-outs,” said Ken Johnson, General Manager, Conneaut Telephone Company. “The flexibility of GENBAND’s SMART CORE solution has enabled us to vault over the competition and the virtual IP PBX deployment is already showing strong results, having delivered our first major enterprise customer.”

The widely-deployed C15 supports a variety of standard protocols, interfaces and features to concurrently enable both IP and legacy services. The IMS-ready call session controller is ideally suited for small and medium-sized service providers who are looking to bridge yesterday’s services to tomorrow’s IP-based technology.

“The Conneaut Telephone Company is an established telecom provider whose rich history of trust and dependability is matched by its innovation and drive,” said John Ryan, Senior Vice President of the Americas for GENBAND. “By enhancing their service offering with the GENBAND C15, Conneaut is well-positioned to offer advanced applications and deliver a solid value proposition to their customers, while future-proofing their network. Additionally, Conneaut’s enterprise customers gain the value of incremental advanced communications services and reduced overall costs enabled by a hosted offering, allowing them to focus on their business and not the network.”

For more information on the GENBAND C15 Call Session Controller, please visit

About Conneaut Telephone Company

The Conneaut Telephone Company is the last independent local service provider in Northeast Ohio and parent company of Suite224 Internet and CableSuite 541, Inc. The company serves over 4,000 access lines, 3,000 internet customers, and 2,000 cable TV subscribers in Northeast Ohio with the most extensive service offering of any other local communications company, including: the lowest cost for expanded basic Cable TV service, onsite computer consulting, structured cabling and underground construction, and media services including Web Site Design and Professional Video Production. For more information, visit

About GENBAND FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCETM, GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions 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

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