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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.

GENBAND's Walsh: Power, cooling remain the PSTN's biggest challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C.--One of the inescapable facts about the public switched telephone network is that it is very expensive to power and cool. It's part of why AT&T and other large telcos have been lobbying the FCC to give it a timeline to shut down the PSTN network--something GENBAND CEO David Walsh says must be done carefully.

GENBAND takes dive into residential OTT voice game with fring acquisition

GENBAND is enhancing its cloud portfolio for the over the top (OTT) voice market by purchasing fring's OTT mobile IP communications service, a deal that will enable them to expand their consumer...

GENBAND CEO Charlie Vogt to step down

Charlie Vogt has stepped down from his role as chief executive officer of GENBAND to take a similar role at Harris Broadcast, a supplier of networking and software solutions for multimedia companies.

CenturyLink's Beal to carriers: Transform or perish

CenturyLink CTO Matt Beal delivered a blunt challenge to his fellow telco service providers at GENBAND's Perspectives13 conference in Orlando. They can transform the way they do business to the point that Alexander Graham Bell would be unable to recognize it, or perish at the hands of those inside or outside the industry who will.

Tracking the telecom industry's evolution at Perspectives13

A number of high level telecom industry executives, including Tony Melone, CTO of Verizon, have come together in Orlando at the GENBAND Perspectives13 conference to talk about the evolving trends in the telecom industry.

Social networks present quality of service challenge for service providers

Social networks can threaten communications service providers that don't adapt to a new market, members of a panel at GENBAND's Perspectives13 conference said. Further, customers more interested in social networking apps than in a quality, reliable experience can present a problem to established providers.

GENBAND's Walsh: Countries, cities, hotels could become telecom carriers

GENBAND Chairman David Walsh can see a day when countries become telecommunications carriers, controlling the networks and leasing them out to service providers. In fact, Walsh's vision, as exposited during a keynote address at the Perspectives13 conference in Orlando, sifts down to cities and even hotels.

GENBAND taps entrepreneurial vein with Innovation Exchange launch; partners with F5 on app delivery

Texas-based cloud and hosted solutions provider GENBAND is setting its sights on the entrepreneurial and SMB market, announcing the Innovation Exchange, a "collaborative business and technology exchange."

BT employs GENBAND for its IP interconnect expansion effort

BT on Monday named GENBAND's Smart Edge IP Exchange solution as its product of choice to expand the reach of its Global IP Interconnect services to wholesale customers across Asia and the Americas region.