Media Gateways are critical switching elements that convert digital media streams between disparate telecommunications networks such as PSTN, SS7, Next Generation Networks (2G, 2.5G and 3G radio access networks) or PBX and IP networks. They are the core components in advanced architectures like IMS.
Operators can seamlessly evolve class 5 softswitches into IMS MGW elements for VoIP Media Gateway functionality. They can also transform GENBAND’s media gateways along with call controller into access or interconnect media plane elements, thus ensuring both investment protection and service transparency.
The GENBAND Media Gateway serves as a Trunking Gateway and offers expansive interoperability. When coupled with GENBAND’s C3 or C20 call session controllers, it provides scalable IP trunking functions.
GENBAND’s industry-leading portfolio of media gateways includes a wide range of solutions for access and trunking used in mobile, fixed and enterprise IP and circuit-switched networks. These SIP Gateways are used by service providers and enterprises to grow revenue, offer new voice and multimedia services, transform or replace costly legacy switching, and converge disparate mobile and fixed networks.