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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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...
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.