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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.

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.