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Press Release -- June 24th, 2015

Aragon Research Names Kandy to the 2015 Hot Vendor List in Real-Time Communication and Collaboration Platform as a Service cited for its innovative ability to allow anyone to easily embed real time communications capabilities including voice and video into existing apps and business processes

Frisco, TX, June 24, 2015 – GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions and recently named 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, today announced that its Kandy communications platform has been named to the Aragon Research 2015 Hot Vendors List in Real-Time Communication and Collaboration Platform as a Service.  Each year Aragon Research selects rising vendors across multiple markets that are doing something truly new or different.

Kandy is GENBAND’s market-leading cloud communications platform that allows anyone from developers to large enterprises to Fortune 500 companies to embed contextual real time communications capabilities directly into business applications in minutes.

“Since its launch late last year Kandy has become one of the go-to options in the communications platform market and is positioned for growth,” said Jim Lundy, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Analyst at Aragon Research. “The Kandy platform has already attracted a marquee roster of ecosystem partners and customers.”

Aragon stated in its Research Notes, “What makes hot is that it allows enterprises to build real time applications quickly that leverage the GENBAND UCC back-end services including enterprise-grade Voice and Video. Applications are easy to build and integrate using the Kandy platform.

Enterprises looking to reinvigorate their applications and their overall customer experience should look at GENBAND/Kandy. Because of carrier-grade service capabilities that GENBAND has traditionally delivered, enterprises that build applications that leverage the GENBAND back-end will get the reliability that will delight users.”

Kandy was instrumental in GENBAND being named to the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, an exclusive list of the most ambitious, innovative private companies that are bringing rapid change to the economy and the overall business landscape. The platform also won the “Best All-Aroundaward at the WebRTC Conference & Expo V.

“Being honored by Aragon Research as a 2015 Hot Vendor in Real-Time Communication and Platform as a Service is a significant honor for Kandy and further validation of its market-disrupting nature,” said, Paul Pluschkell, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Cloud Services for GENBAND and Kandy Founder.  “The interest that we’re experiencing from communications service providers, systems integrators, independent software vendors and developers has been nothing short of phenomenal. The innovative use cases that we’re seeing implemented through Kandy have included many that we did not even envision, which speaks to the true power of the platform.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Aragon Research names to its 2015 list of Hot Vendors in Real-Time Communication and Collaboration Platform as a Service.
  • honored for its unique ability to leverage GENBAND’s carrier-grade voice and video technology and embed real time communications capabilities directly into applications and business processes.
  • The Kandy ecosystem includes global organizations such as IBM, Deloitte and Tech Mahindra. Kandy is also powering several leading companies including SAP, Accellion and Masergy.
  • Kandy provides APIs, SDKs and Quick Starts for an entire portfolio of real time communications capabilities that are embedded into business applications.

Additional Resources:

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About Kandy

Kandy mobile tour bus

GENBAND’s Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real time software development platform built from GENBAND’s core communications, presence, security and real time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit


GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit

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