Frisco, Texas, Oct 2, 2013 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced that it has been selected by iHub, one of Britain’s leading hosted business communications suppliers, to provide the latest in unified communications services and secure SIP Trunking to iHub’s enterprise customer base. GENBAND’s mobile SMART OFFICE™ and SMART EDGE™ session security solutions will complement previously deployed EXPERiUS™Application Server and CONTiNUUM™C20 Call Session Controller elements. With SMART OFFICE, iHub will now be able to offer ‘on-the-go’ productivity tools for smartphone and tablet business users (Apple, Android and Windows devices), including best-in-class HD Voice and video, call recording, IM/presence, click-to-call/email/chat, voice and video mail and MeetMe conferencing.
“GENBAND’s best-in-class application server and call session controller solutions have anchored our rapid growth in the UK business market and these new additions to our portfolio will help drive iHub’s next phase of expansion,” said Mike Webb, CEO of iHub. “Today, business users are demanding advanced mobility features that allow them to work from the road as if they were in the office. GENBAND’s SMART OFFICE solution empowers iHub to meet and even exceed those expectations with a fully mobilized, simple-to-use UC offering that delivers a market-leading ‘any device, any network’ experience, including the ability to move calls between devices without missing a second of conversation.”
iHub is also deploying key components of GENBAND’s SMART EDGE session security portfolio including the Q20 Session Border Controller (SBC) and the QFlex™ Enterprise SBC. The Q20 SBC provides industry-leading scale, security, session management and policy control for a wide spectrum of applications, including IP Interconnect, IP Exchange (IPX), Enterprise Unified Communications and SIP Business Trunking. The software-based QFlex Enterprise SBC resides inside the enterprise to resolve common IP PBX SIP Trunking interoperability challenges. It utilizes pre-loaded adaptors with profiles for all major IP PBX vendors. These two elements work together to enable iHub to reduce operational costs and time-to-market; providing an opportunity to extend SIP Trunking and UC services to a much broader market.
“This extension of our long-standing relationship demonstrates iHub’s commitment to mobile innovation while also marking a very strategic deployment of the Q20 SBC and QFlex Enterprise SBC in Europe,” said David Hiscock, GENBAND’s Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We are pleased to support iHub by ensuring quality of experience and security for signaling and media traffic at the core and edges of its network.”
For more information on GENBAND’s SMART OFFICE solution, visit http://www.genband.com/solutions/smartexperience/smart-office. For more information on the GENBAND QUANTiX Q20 SBC, visit http://www.genband.com/products/quantix/session-border-controller/q20. For more information on the GENBAND QFlex Enterprise SBC, visit http://www.genband.com/products/quantix/sbc/esbc.
iHub is one of Britain’s leading business hosted communications suppliers but unlike most other providers, iHub specialises in providing hosted voice and SIP trunk solutions for businesses of all sizes. We have dedicated hosted voice specialists in all key business areas such as engineering, customer service and provisioning, technical support and sales, making iHub unique in its expertise and depth of knowledge. Our name symbolises what we do – the provision of an intelligent and fully integrated network which together with supporting systems, provides a communications hub for businesses of all types and sizes as well as a hub for channel partners where ease of doing business and customer service is central to everything we do.
In 2012 iHub was recognised by Deloitte as one of the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK. For more information visit: www.ihub.co.uk
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