BT Offers Innovative Global IP Exchange Interconnectivity Service Powered by GENBAND’s Leading IP Voice Infrastructure

Complete IP voice solution enables BT to seamlessly interconnect with wholesale customers and offer advanced IP services

Frisco, Texas, February 23, 2012GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world’s leading communications services companies, has selected GENBAND to support its enhanced Global IP Interconnect solution for its UK and global wholesale customers.

Serving the needs of fixed and mobile customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries, BT will deploy GENBAND solutions to deliver SIP-based IP Interconnect for other global tier 1 and tier 2 carriers. In addition to supporting UK and global network access, this solution will support Global interconnect and IDD.

BT will deploy GENBAND’s S3TM Intelligent Session Border Controllers, G9TM Converged Media Gatewaysand C3TM Gateway Controllersproviding access to the PSTN while ensuring secure IP interconnects and enabling transcoding.

The combined GENBAND Interconnect solution seamlessly interfaces with NetNumber’s Titan centralized routing solution to take optimal route decisions and to apply policies to ensure route quality and profitability.

“BT’s enhanced Global IP Interconnect service will enable other networks, including fixed-line operators, mobile-network operators, VoIP providers and other operators worldwide to interconnect with BT and transport global voice traffic seamlessly,” said Trevor Wyatt, BT Director of Strategic Voice Platforms. “Powered by GENBAND’s market-leading IP infrastructure solutions, it will support new innovative offerings for BT’s tier 1 and tier 2 carriers, while reducing network costs, expanding markets and interworking with the growing volume of peering and managed interconnect services.”

“We are pleased to expand our ongoing relationship with BT, enabling the latest in IP functionality and services for their world-class customer base,” said Pablo Gargiulo, President of Global Sales, GENBAND. “The integrated GENBAND solution being deployed offers BT an enhanced global IP exchange (IPX) solution that reduces overall cost while improving the customer experience for fixed and mobile carriers worldwide.”

Through extensive service expertise and global delivery capabilities, GENBAND is demonstrating extensive delivery and development capabilities to uniquely customize BT’s global IPX solution providing BT with a market leading capability.

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has vast resources in R&D, sales and support in more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

About BT
As part of British Telecommunications plc (BT), BT Wholesale is Europe’s largest wholesaler, providing traditional and next generation services and managed solutions to over 1,300 mobile and fixed line operators, internet services providers, broadcast organisations and resellers in the UK. Through the wholesale arm of BT Global Services, BT supports wholesale customers worldwide.

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. 

BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com

Contacts:
Kim Lee
+1.972.265.3766
kim.lee@GENBAND.com

Jon Carter
BT Press Office
+44 20 7356 4523
jonathan.carter@bt.com

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