SPAIN: GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, announced that British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, has selected GENBAND’s SMART EDGE IP Exchange (IPX) solution to expand its enhanced Global IP Interconnect (GIPX) services to wholesale customers across Asia and the Americas.
The UK-based BT, which serves the needs of fixed and mobile customers in more than 170 countries, will deploy GENBAND solutions in two new hubs – Singapore and Miami – to deliver SIP-based IP Interconnect for other global tier 1 and tier 2 carriers in these regions.
BT’s GIPX services now support 290 communications providers worldwide and these deployments are the first of many global hubs planned to bring interconnect services closer to the markets BT serves, and to better serve BT’s growing presence worldwide.
“GENBAND is pleased to support BT’s continued worldwide expansion, which is enabling the massive growth of IP traffic in major global regions,” said Mark Pugerude, president of Global Sales for GENBAND. “By providing local interconnect capabilities in key regions, our SMART EDGE IPX solution enables BT to reduce the cost of voice and data transport, improve the quality of calls while enabling the latest in IP-based solutions and functionality.”
Pugerude added: “As IP-enabled services continue to grow in popularity worldwide, we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with BT by bringing interconnect services to strategic regions, supporting IP to IP and IP to TDM traffic. Our SMART EDGE IPX solution uniquely positions us to optimize networks, offering advanced IP services and improved quality of service for BT’s growing customer base.”
GENBAND’s SMART EDGE solution provides cutting-edge security, session management and policy control technologies that simplify the complexities in unifying disparate communication islands that the rapid growth of IP traffic is creating, by enabling advanced interconnection, inter-working, roaming and enhanced quality of experience across all varieties of real-time, interactive data communications.