GENBAND Showcases RCS Voice over LTE Capabilities at MSF/ETSI/GSMA Interoperability Test Event

A2 Communications Application Server powers RCS and VoLTE services
during test event

Frisco, Texas, October 10, 2012GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced its participation in the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Interoperability Test Event organized by MSF, ETSI and GSMA. The A2™ Communications Application Server  is functioning as the VoLTE application server and RCS application server during the tests, which are being conducted using LTE radio access network infrastructure equipment.

The RCS VoLTE IOT Event is being hosted by China Mobile at the China Mobile Research Institute Laboratory in Beijing, China and by Telecom Slovenia Group in Sintesio, Kranj, Slovenia. The GENBAND Application Server is being deployed in both locations.

“Today service providers are actively examining options for offering the latest RCS VoLTE capabilities and this leading interoperability test event is an ideal forum for GENBAND to showcase the comprehensive carrier-ready capabilities of our A2 Application Server,” said B.G. Kumar, President of GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit. “As customers look to deploy RCS VoLTE services, they can rely on the A2 platform to provide the most comprehensive set of IP applications, including business VoLTE services, extensive fixed and mobile services, and support for web clients.”

As the VoLTE application server for the event, the A2 Communications Application Server is providing MMTEL voice service, integrated SCC (service centralization and continuity) and MRF (media resource functionality). It is also supporting the Ut interface, enabling VoLTE clients to control MMTEL services user settings.  Acting as the RCS application server, the A2 is supporting OPTIONS-based capability discovery, video sharing, image-sharing and instant messaging via session and pager mode.

GENBAND’s market-leading application server is the only application server that has fully integrated multimedia applications for voice, video, conferencing, instant messaging, presence, collaboration and mobility. The A2 is also the only application server that works in TDM, IP and IMS networks simultaneously for hybrid network deployments. The A2’s integrated wireless mobility manager allows for mobile integration with any mobile phone for services such as fixed mobile convergence, voice over LTE, Mobile Office and mobile unified communications.

“The RCS VoLTE Interoperability event reflects the MSF’s commitment to carrier-driven interoperability events that validate key emerging standards and technologies, including key network interfaces that ensure multi-vendor deployment strategies for RCS/LTE/EPC/IMS technology,” said Kyu-Ouk Lee, MSF President. “We are pleased that GENBAND is participating at the 2012 event.”

Backed by major operators China Mobile, Verizon and Telecom Slovenia, the event builds on the success of the previous MSF VoLTE Interoperability Event that took place in September 2011. Continued support of interoperability events reflect the commitment of the MSF, ETSI and GSMA to conduct important carrier-driven events that benefit all members in their quest to keep in front of the pace of change in a quickly evolving industry.

About the MSF

The MultiService Forum (www.msforum.org) is a global association of service providers, system suppliers and test equipment vendors committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice Next Generation Networks. Founded in 1998, the MSF is an open-membership organization comprised of the world's leading telecommunications companies. The MSF's activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability of network elements, and encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies.

About GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com

About ETSI
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work. For more information please visit: www.etsi.org

ETSI Plugtests are interoperability test events that cover a wide range of telecommunications, Internet, broadcasting and multimedia converging standards. For more information, please visit: www.etsi.org/plugtests

About RCS VoLTE Event 2012

The MSF, ETSI and GSMA are working in partnership to host the RCS VoLTE 2012 Event to be held in the Fall 2012. The event builds on the major success of the previous MSF VoLTE Interoperability Event that took place during September 2011 and reflects the MSF’s, ETSI’s and GSMA’s drive to continue to deliver major carrier driven events that benefit all its members in their quest to keep pace with an ever faster moving industry. The MSF/ETSI/GSMA VoLTE Interoperability test event will focus on validating core network interfaces to ensure multi-vendor deployment strategies for VoLTE and RCS technology and will validate the MSF/ETSI testing scenarios developed to incorporate 3GPP LTE/EPC technology and GSMA technical recommendations, focusing on Voice over LTE and RCS, with the support of hosts China Mobile in Beijing and Telecom Slovenia Group at the Sintesio lab in Kranj, Slovenia.

http://www.msforum.org/interoperability/RCSVoLTE.shtml

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.

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

Company Contact:
Kim Lee
GENBAND
+1.972.265.3766
kim.lee@GENBAND.com

NUViA™ is a comprehensive, white-label Unified Communications (UC) and Rich Communications Suite (RCS) offering distributed from the GENBAND Cloud as a Service.
As GENBAND’s Chief Financial Officer, Daryl Raiford is responsible for all finance related resources and functions. Raiford brings to GENBAND more than 20 years of experience managing financial and business development roadmaps, including acquisitions, large-scale integration and long-term...
David A. Walsh is President, CEO and Chairman of GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia networking and software communications solutions.  Previously, Mr. Walsh was a Managing Director of One Equity Partners (OEP), specializing in technology, telecom and entertainment. He joined the...
GENBAND SPiDR is a WebRTC Gateway that offers service providers the tools to web-enable communications, allowing end-users to initiate voice and video calls directly from their browsers. GENBAND has integrated a potent suite of web technologies including REST APIs, HTML5, Websockets, and ICE with existing IMS and NGN VoIP networks in order to accelerate innovation, lower the operational costs of UC and simplify the rollout of new offerings for service providers.
BT
BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. Its main businesses are the provisioning of fixed-line services and the delivery of broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as...
GENBAND’s Hosted Unified Communications is a SMART OFFICE™ solution that enables voice over broadband to Business users, providing flexible migration from legacy services, supporting full regulatory features, and offering advanced services...
Bell Aliant is one of North America’s largest regional telecommunications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with FTTH technology with its FibreOP services.   Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative...
As GENBAND’s Chief Legal Officer, Zach Green is responsible for all global legal and contract-related matters. Green brings to GENBAND more than 25 years of combined legal and technology experience, including more than 10 years as an electrical engineer at Hewlett Packard. He has a proven...
Jon W. Bayless has been with Sevin Rosen Funds since 1981. Dr. Bayless focuses on developing business opportunities in the fields of telecommunications and computer systems. Prior to joining SRF, he was Director of Advanced Systems for Arthur A. Collins, Inc., a research and development company....
Skyline Membership Corporation, Surry Telephone  Membership Corporation  and Buggs Island Telephone (BIT) are not only leading cooperatives (coops) that  have deployed the GENBAND C15 Compact Softswitch, but all are excellent examples of how world-class communications is delivered to...
As GENBAND’s President of Global Sales and Business Development, Mark Pugerude manages all revenue generation for the Company through direct, channel and/or partnership sales.   An industry veteran with nearly 25 years of telecom and sales leadership experience, Pugerude previously...
After more than 19 years on Wall Street, and 6 years at AT&T in the early 1980s, Steve has recently embarked on his next professional path; sharing his accumulated knowledge of business in general, and the telecommunications industry specifically, as an independent director of corporate boards...
Marcatel is a Mexican Telecommunications Provider that covers 150 cities in Mexico. Marcatel has a 5,000 Km. network of high capacity fiber in Mexico and a global network that interconnects Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, Spain, the United States of America, Mexico, Peru and...
Keith Landau brings wide-ranging industry experience spanning over 33 years of telecommunication and data communications to his role as the Executive Vice President of Research & Development at GENBAND.  Before joining GENBAND, Mr. Landau was in charge of engineering in the Tekelec...
Mark Lancaster is a CPA and a retired Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP. During his 41 years with Deloitte, Mark served as audit partner and business advisor to a wide-range of public and private companies. Many of these were entrepreneurial, middle-market companies in the technology,...
PAETEC, purchased by windstream in 2011, delivers personalized communications solutions and unmatched service to business-class customers in the U.S.  They are the premier alternative to the ILECs, based on a nationwide footprint, breadth of products, and quality of service.   PAETEC...
Please refer to our Logo Guidelines before using the logo.  GENBAND Low-Res Logos: GENBAND Logo jpeg GENBAND Logo png   GENBAND High-Res Logo: GENBAND Logo eps GENBAND Logo White eps   SMART Solution High-Res Icons: GB Smart Icons eps   SMART Solution Low-Res Icons:...
Mr. Koven is a Managing Director of OEP. Prior to joining OEP as a Vice President in 2001, he worked at Wm Sword & Company and Crowley Maritime Corporation. He is currently a director of Carlson Wagonlit, Vertrue, Global Packaging, ANXeBusiness, Travel Leaders Group and GENBAND and was formerly...
As President of the Multimedia business unit, B.G. Kumar is responsible for leading GENBAND’s Multimedia solutions and R&D divisions worldwide, which encompasses the company’s Session Border Controller, Security Gateway and Application Server and software businesses.  A...
Mr. Huffsmith is a Managing Director at OEP. Prior to joining OEP in 2006, Mr. Huffsmith worked at JPMorgan in a variety of roles including Asia Capital Markets, the Private Bank, Corporate Credit and Interest Rate Derivatives. Mr. Huffsmith currently serves on the Board of GENBAND, Netaş and...
As President for Global Services, Jeff Townley brings 30 years of Industry related experience to GENBAND. Prior to joining GENBAND, Townley worked for 26 years in Global Operations at Nortel, where he held a variety of managerial positions across multiple product lines and in all the major regions...
In addition to serving on GENBAND’s Board of Directors, Mr. Russo is the Executive Chairman of Telwares, Inc., a leading provider of next-gen network advisory and strategic sourcing solutions to global enterprises. Before joining Telwares in January 2009, he served as President and Chief...
As GENBAND’s Chief Information Officer, Darrin Whitney is responsible for all information technology  related resources and functions. Whitney brings to GENBAND more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale integration projects, including acquisitions, SOX compliance, and...
As GENBAND’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, John McCready is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, investments, regulatory engagement and industry standards activity.  Prior to this role, McCready was a Senior Vice President responsible for the Product...
Brad Bush is EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of GENBAND. Mr. Bush has held a number of positions within GENBAND, including serving as Chief Information Officer and Chief Integration Officer, SVP of sales operations, and most recently Chief-of-Staff running the office of the CEO. Before joining...
Robin Wright serves as GENBAND’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Corporate Operations.  Wright has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications and Information Technology industries.  Prior to her role at GENBAND, she spent the last 10 years working with...
The QUANTiX™ Q10 is the 1U (1 rack unit) platform for GENBAND's QUANTiX SBC, a market-leading, software-based, intelligent Session Border Controller that establishes SMART SESSIONS for fixed, mobile, cable, and Over-the-Top operators and enterprises...
The QUANTiX™ Q20 is the 2U (2 rack unit) platform for GENBAND's QUANTiX SBC, a market-leading, software-based, intelligent Session Border Controller that establishes SMART SESSIONS for fixed, mobile, cable, and Over-the-Top operators and enterprises...
The GENBAND Partner Portal is a one-stop resource for up-to-date information on GENBAND’s  solutions, products and services. Only partner companies may access the portal.  Upon submitting your request you will receive a response from GENBAND within 48 hours. Our Customer Support...
Placement:  The GENBAND logo may only be used in close proximity to, or in obvious connection with, a published article or broadcast news story about GENBAND or a specific GENBAND product or service Form and Size:  The EPS logo, for print, must be used as provided with no changes except...
As GENBAND’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Cloud Services, Paul Pluschkell is responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategy, as well as leading business development for the company.  Before joining GENBAND in 2014, Pluschkell was founder and CEO of Spigit, an...
Print Send
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the CORE to the EDGE to the EXPERIENCE.
©2014 GENBAND All Rights Reserved.