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Genband's Walsh: ILEC TDM voice Central Offices find new lives as data centers

ORLANDO, Fla.--Traditional telcos may be seeing their voice service revenues continue to decline every quarter, but the cost of running and maintaining these aging networks continues to rise. Speaking during the Genband Perspectives 15 conference, David Walsh, CEO of Genband, said that service providers have an opportunity to cut those costs, while creating new business models like data center services out by migrating to an all-IP platform.

Genband names Diaz to head up Caribbean and Latin America sales region

Genband has appointed Ricardo Diaz to lead up sales for the company's growing Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) sales region. Diaz will report directly to John Ryan, Genband's Senior Vice President of Americas Sales. 

TNCI employs Genband's gear for its TDM-to-IP migration initiative

TNCI, an emerging national telecom provider focused on wholesale and business services, has taken another step forward in evolving its network from TDM to IP by deploying Genband's series of session controller, gateway and session border controllers.

Genband's Kandy sweetens unified communications with PaaS

Genband officially released Kandy, its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that enables the embedding of real-time video, voice, presence and text into Web and mobile applications for a seamless unified-communications experience.

Genband pitching Simply Mobile framework for 'mobile-first world'

Genband is making an aggressive play in mobile via the introduction of its Simply Mobile framework that combines cloud, over-the-top (OTT) and HetNet functionality with a developer platform.

Former fring CEO explains Kandy for developers and the future of OTT

Roy Timor Rousso, executive vice president of kloud product strategy at Frisco, Texas-based Genband, is the former CEO of fring, one of the pioneers in free VoIP and video calls, live chat and more for "fringsters." Last fall, Genband acquired fring's OTT mobile IP communications service, which works across multiple smartphone platforms.  Rousso sat down with Fierce contributor Monica Alleven to discuss fring's integration into Genband and what he sees as the future of OTT for telecom providers. The following is an edited and condensed version of that conversation.

Genband gets sweet on Kandy, hopes telcos will too

ORLANDO, Fla.--Genband gave Perspectives 14 attendees here a sneak peak at its Kandy offering, which is intended to enable carriers and enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively add value for their customers.

Genband: WebRTC takes center stage, but it's 'early stages'

ORLANDO, Fla.—Genband has devoted much of its stage time at its Perspectives 14 summit to one of its favorite topics, WebRTC, exploring the status of the real-time communications framework that has potential in myriad use cases, according to the company.

Genband CEO invites customers to join in transformation race

ORLANDO, Fla.--Genband CEO David Walsh used his Perspectives 14 conference keynote address to lend some perspective on what Genband is doing to remain relevant these days--and he vows the company will help its customers win in the race to the top.

GENBAND furthers OTT push with uReach acquisition, adds messaging capabilities

GENBAND has added another element to its growing services portfolio by reaching an agreement to purchase uReach Technologies, a deal that gives it a broad portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions.