GENBAND Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers Report
Frisco, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced that Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has positioned GENBAND in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers (SBC), published Oct. 21, 2013.
Gartner defines companies in the Leaders Quadrant as those who have scale in terms of market presence and size. “Leaders” have momentum in the SBC equipment sector and significant market share, based on a solid SBC product or family of SBC products. The report cites “Leaders” as high-viability technology providers who have a global presence and are recognized as major vendors in the SBC market and are also well-positioned with their current product portfolio and likely to continue delivering leading products.
“The SBC market is among the fastest-growing segments of the telecommunications industry and of significant strategic importance to all types of network operators,” says Deborah Kish, Principal Research Analyst for Gartner. “SBCs play a vital role in security and session management in the evolution of IP communications services.”
As part of the criteria in achieving “Leaders” designation in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant market studies, vendors must demonstrate significant industry momentum, mind and market share, as well as the ability to continue to deliver solutions to support specific operator requirements as the market dictates, such as cloud-based services, Rich Communications Suite and WebRTC.
GENBAND’s Session Boarder Controllers are market-leading, intelligent IP communications solutions that enable a SMART EDGE™ for fixed, mobile, cable, and Over-the-Top (OTT) operators and enterprises. Deployed in some of the world’s largest networks, Session Border Controllers provide industry-leading scale, security, session management, policy control, and deployment flexibility to enable multiple IP communications applications, including SIP Trunking, IP Interconnect, Unified Communications (UC), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and RCS services.
“We are pleased that Gartner, one of the most respected names in the telecommunications industry, has recognized our Session Border Controllers both in terms of innovation and commercial adoption,” said BG Kumar, president of GENBAND’s Multimedia business unit. “We believe the report findings also validate ongoing investments in key strategic areas, such as virtualization, high-scale transcoding and WebRTC, which place our SBCs on an evolutionary path tightly aligned with the current and future requirements of network operators and enterprises while validating the commercial momentum of our SBCs.”
GENBAND’s placement in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Gartner market study follows the recent designation of GENBAND as one of the fastest growing SBC vendors in the service provider segment of the market by multiple independent research firms.
FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCETM GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.
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