TELUS (Toronto: T.TO) continues to move ahead with its all-IP network vision with plans to deploy GENBAND's A2 Converged Application server on its network to deliver unified communications (UC) services.
With businesses being the initial focus of the deployment, TELUS can use the A2 platform for various functions, including converged voice/multimedia services, PC-based call handling, a personalized web portal, integrated on-demand multimedia collaboration, and fixed mobile convergence features that can make mobile devices appear as extensions of an existing business communications service.
Already deploying GENBAND's C20 Converged Softswitch (formerly Nortel's CS2000 softswitch) across its network, adding the A2 enables TELUS to support a hybrid TDM/IP configuration. TELUS can deliver the next-gen IP-based UC services, while supporting their business customer's existing base of Centrex and TDM-based voice equipment.
Being able to provide this migratory path, Telus will be able to help their existing TDM-based business customers to preserve their existing TDM-based network investments, while being able to still take advantage of the new services immediately.
For GENBAND, the TELUS deal serves as a sound validation point that the Frisco, TX-based company's purchase of Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) division is paying off with one of the largest North American-based service providers.
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