BT Southern Cone Selects GENBAND to Expand Argentina’s IP Voice Infrastructure and Carrier Interconnect Network

Extends IP innovation across Latin America, enabling pathway to advanced voice services and VoIP applications

Rio de Janeiro, October 8, 2012— GENBAND,a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced that BT Southern Cone, the regional operator of BT’s Latin America region, has selected GENBAND to migrate its voice infrastructure throughout Argentina to a new all IP-enabled network.  The end-to-end network transformation solution includes the GENBAND S3™ Session Border Controller, G9™ Converged Gateway, C3™ Gateway Controller and G2™ Compact Gateway and provides enhanced IP services for local, national and international traffic. Through an experienced professional services team and broad portfolio, GENBAND is replacing BT’s existing central legacy switch with multi-country, geo-redundant IP infrastructure and also expanding advanced capabilities to strategic sites that deliver services across Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

“GENBAND’s experience within BT networks worldwide uniquely qualified them to tackle our migration needs here in Latin America as did their end-to-end portfolio,” said Juan Brina, Sales Director for BT Southern Cone. “GENBAND’s proven carrier-grade products offer 99.999% reliability while providing BT customers with a highly scalable interconnection solution and IP peering features.”

The S3 Intelligent Session Border Controller, which was a key factor in the selection of GENBAND, provides BT with highly scalable and advanced routing capabilities for IP to IP interconnections with other networks.  The BT deployment uses GENBAND’s G9 Converged Gateway for medium to high density locations, the G2 Compact Gateway for lower density sites, and the C3 Gateway Controller for centralized multi-country switching with evolution to media gateway control across all of BT Latin America.

Dan Lakey, GENBAND’s Senior Vice President of Americas Sales said, “We are very pleased to expand our relationship with BT in Latin America.  BT Southern Cone continues to smartly migrate and invest in state-of-the-art IP telecommunications infrastructure for Latin America.”

Lakey added, “GENBAND’s industry-leading network transformation solutions and services deliver the advanced IP innovation, functionality and applications that are in demand by customers in the region, while seamlessly migrating BT’s networks cost effectively. This marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between GENBAND and BT Southern Cone and we look forward to supporting BT’s ongoing investments in network evolution in Argentina and across the continent.”

BT Southern Cone’s selection of GENBAND expands an already broad BT relationship across the world that includes BT Spain, which has implemented the GENBAND C20™ Converged Softswitch and A2™ Communications Application Server for enhanced multimedia services; and BT UK’s award-winning deployment of GENBAND’s solutions to deliver advanced IP Interconnect services for its UK and global wholesale customers. 

About BT Southern Cone

Since 2007, BT has been present in the Southern Cone, and is part of BT’s global presence in the Latin America Region. The Southern Cone includes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. BT Southern Cone relies on its team of approximately 150 knowledgeable and certified professionals to implement integrated IT solutions and provide professional services. The Southern Cone’s primary Network Operation Center (NOC) is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina and offers 24x7 support to the entire region.

About British Telecommunications

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services.

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling service providers and enterprises 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 spanning more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

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