|[May 16, 2011]
Current Analysis Increases GENBAND Ranking in Threat Analysis Profile for Products/Roadmap and Momentum/Traction
FRISCO, Texas --(Business Wire)--
a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions,
today announced that Current
Analysis, the market leader in competitive response solutions for
providers of IT and telecommunications solutions, equipment, and
services, has increased GENBAND's (News - Alert) Current Analysis Threat Index rankings
in the strategic categories of Products/Roadmap and Momentum/Traction.
In the Rating Update Summary of the April 29th GENBAND
profile, Current Analysis (News - Alert) describes GENBAND as the "fastest-growing
company in the telecommunications market" in terms of products and
people, following its "transformative 2010 with additional acquisitions
and continued product development."
"With the integration of Nortel's (News - Alert) Carrier VoIP and Applications Solution
(CVAS) properties acquired in late May 2010, GENBAND is able to claim
the most diverse and comprehensive security and interconnect solution on
the market," said Joe McGarvey, Principal Analyst at Current Analysis.
"GENBAND's portfolio is complemented by market-leading NGN session
control technology, an IMS-compatible hosted multimedia application
server and traffic and policy management equipment."
In describing GENBAND's improved ranking in Products/Roadmap, the
profile states that "GENBAND has steadily improved its portfolio over
the past few quarters, in several instances infusing acquired products
with new functionality or porting to a new platform."
The Current Analysis profile credits GENBAND for separating itself from
standalone solutin competitors by strategically assembling products
into coherent and comprehensive solutions that are organized under
common middleware and controlled under a common management system. "When
GENBAND's entire product pool, such as media gateways, signaling routing
and session control, is utilized, the company has few if any rivals that
can match its end-to-end offering," said McGarvey.
The profile highlights the following specific examples of GENBAND
improving the functionality of products it has acquired:
"The S3 SBC acquired with the purchase of NextPoint (News - Alert) was integrated
into the ATCA-based GENiUS platform in early 2011, enabling GENBAND to
offer nearly an end-to-end IP transformation and security solution on
a common platform."
"GENBAND also made great strides in early 2011 in enhancing the A2
application server it acquired with the Nortel transaction. The steady
flow of innovation, which includes mobility enhancements, a developer
environment and integration with third-party applications, including
MobileMax (News - Alert) mobile client and StreamWIDE visual voice mail, increase the
competitiveness of the product and signal GENBAND's commitment to the
With acquisition of the Nortel CVAS business unit, GENBAND significantly
strengthened its services and support organization and the profile
discusses the key role the services division plays in the company's IP
network transformation strategy: "Having a services organization that
has such a deep history in transitioning TDM lines to IP will benefit
GENBAND's product-based PSTN transformation strategy."
The Current Analysis profile credits GENBAND's management team for "the
bold and aggressive route of building GENBAND into one of the largest
telecommunications equipment providers during a period of transition in
the sector that most of its rivals have met with caution and
modest-in-scope strategic visions."
Current Analysis concludes the profile stating that "(s)ervice providers
and carriers looking for carrier class media gateways, SBCs and
FMC/femtocell security gateways should consider the product portfolio
offered from GENBAND for its completeness in market coverage coupled
with its in-depth ability to provide support for legacy systems and
installations as well as packet-to-packet implementations. Few vendors
will have as much experience interoperating with a multiplicity of
softswitches, CPE, access and other next generation platforms as
"Our strategic foundation is built upon facilitating network evolution
and transformation through cutting-edge IP technology," said Mehmet
Balos, Chief Marketing Officer of GENBAND. "We are pleased that Current
Analysis, a respected and independent research firm, has recognized
GENBAND's market leadership and impact. Our comprehensive network
transformation portfolio uniquely enables operators to navigate all
stages of the IP evolution process, maximizing existing investments
while unleashing the benefits of IP innovation."
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure and application
solutions, enabling fixed, mobile and cable service providers around the
world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The
Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and
Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks
spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco,
Texas, and has operations in 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on
the web at www.genband.com.
GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.
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