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Press Release -- May 18th, 2017


Plano, Texas – May 18, 2017GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that North State, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, has deployed its industry-leading Network Transformation solution, which includes the newly enhanced C20 Call Controller. The new compact GENBAND C20 solution on the Multi-Application Rack Mount Server platform allows North State to seamlessly transform its legacy telecommunications networks to state-of-the-art communications technology, enabling North State to offer new services while substantially reducing power consumption and real estate footprint.

“GENBAND has been a longstanding strategic partner and they offered us their proven experience and an advanced solution to seamlessly enhance our network with state-of-the-art technology,” said Nicholas Kottyan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North State. “The GENBAND Network Transformation solution allows us to future-proof our communications network while significantly reducing power and space. We are leveraging the freed-up floor space for additional services equipment.”

“North State has an extensive history of delivering innovative technology solutions and superior service to its growing customer base—we are delighted to extend our relationship by supporting North State in upgrading its communications network,” said John Ryan, Senior Vice President of the Americas Sales for GENBAND. “Our newly enhanced C20 Network Transformation solution offers the latest in IP-based technology and provides North State with the ability to deliver advanced residential and business communications services for years to come.”

Key Takeaways:

  • North State Communications has deployed GENBAND’s Network Transformation solution, which now also includes the C20 solution on a Multi-Application Rack Mount Server platform, to upgrade its legacy communications network.
  • GENBAND’s Network Transformation solution significantly consolidates and modernizes infrastructure and eliminates inefficiencies, providing services that help service providers improve business and residential communications services, while accelerating time-to-market and dramatically reducing recurring power, HVAC, space and staffing costs.
  • GENBAND’s Global Services organization assisted in the delivery of the project.

About North State

North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit


GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND’s market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND’s Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners’ success with our solutions. To learn more visit

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