NXTcomm: GenBand lands Integra Telecom deal, NEC partnership

Media gateway firm GenBand was at NXTcomm in Las Vegas this week talking about its new progress at a marketing level after a series of acquisitions going back the last few years. The company recently landed Integra Telecom, a carrier in the Northwest U.S., as a customer for its media gateways and softswitch technology, and also announced this week a deal with NEC to contribute to the larger vendor's femtocell offering. GenBand now has partnerships with two of the most significant femtocell companies at a time when femtocell trials are becoming increasingly frequent around the world. Mehmet Balos, the industry veteran who joined GenBand as executive vice president and chief marketing officer earlier this year, said the company has contributed to about a dozen international femtocells trials, and that it can support 400,000 femtocell subscribers with its platform.

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