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Press Release -- June 15th, 2017

GENBAND’s Advantage Partner Program Gains 5-Star Rating from CRN Partner Program Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Plano, TX, June 14, 2017GENBAND, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, announced today that it has once again been awarded a 5-star rating from the  CRN®,Partner Program Guide.

“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits.”

The 2017 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications submitted by over 250 vendors, outlining all aspects of their partner programs. As part of the Partner Program Guide, CRN designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs

“Our Channel Partners are a critical resource for us and have made it clear they value a combination of tools and solutions that can help set them apart from the competition and enable them to better serve their end-customers,” said Patrick Joggerst, GENBAND EVP of Global Sales and Marketing. “We’re fully committed to understanding their needs and enabling their success, and appreciate getting this recognition from a team as knowledgeable and well-versed in all things Channel.”

GENBAND’s Advantage Partner Program is designed for our Provider, Integrator, and Developer partners to deliver and support our wide and deep portfolio of managed premise, SaaS, and PaaS Real-Time Communication solutions. Program tools and capabilities include marketing/co-op development funds, product and service level discounts, free marketing campaign concierge services, training accreditation, end-user tutorials, and additional support options designed to ensure a smooth deployment and superior customer experience.

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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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