TNCI employs Genband's gear for its TDM-to-IP migration initiative

TNCI, an emerging national telecom provider focused on wholesale and business services, has taken another step forward in evolving its network from TDM to IP by deploying Genband's series of session controller, gateway and session border controllers.

With the C3 Call Session Controller, TNCI will have a platform to enable voice and multimedia sessions to traverse its network facilities, while the G9 Converged Gateway can bridge disparate networks together by using a single gateway. Finally, the Q20 Session Border Controller offers TNCI secure SIP Trunking and transcoding capabilities and the ability to interconnect with other providers' networks.

By deploying Genband's equipment, TNCI will be able to unify all of the disparate assets it has acquired in recent years onto one common network architecture.

The service provider's move with Genband is part of a broader mission the company has taken to realign its position in the competitive service provider market segment.

During the past year, the service provider has acquired a number of what were once distressed service provider assets, including Pac-West, Point One and Trans National Communications International Inc. By making these purchases, TNCI now provides services throughout all of the 50 U.S. states.

However, TNCI has intimated that it is looking at acquisitions of other service providers.

While it has yet to announce a new deal, TNCI's appointment of telecom veteran Bill Farwell as its new CFO in March shows that it wants to have a financial expert in place to carefully evaluate potential acquisitions and partnerships that could spur further growth.  

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