GENBAND is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networks (SDN) promise to provide network operators with dramatic reductions in operational and capital expenditures, as well as enabling them to significantly decrease time to market for new and compelling real-time communications services. GENBAND’s NFV solutions across its Virtual Network Functions (VNF) portfolio fully support the key elasticity, scalability and orchestration tenets for cloud and virtualized environments as specified by ETSI, enabling service providers to effectively evolve their networks to gain service velocity and attain superior business outcomes.
GENBAND’s differentiated Virtual Network Functions (VNF) portfolio includes fully virtualized, high-performance communications signaling, control and media management solutions including Session Border Controller, Applications Server, WebRTC, Wireless Access Gateways, Intelligent Messaging, Analytics and Session Routing solutions. An intelligent VNF Management framework and open APIs enable seamless interworking with other network functions virtualization and cloud infrastructure components. GENBAND is working closely with leading industry ecosystems to deliver tightly integrated and differentiated end-to-end NFV solutions.
GENBAND’s VNFs consist of high-performance and elastic distributed or co-located signaling, control and media communications solutions including:
Session Border Controllers
GENBAND’s family of next generation cloud-enabled session border controllers provide robust security, simplified interoperability, advanced session management, and carrier grade reliability for fixed, mobile, cable and interconnect/wholesale service providers, as well as enterprises of all sizes. GENBAND’s session border controllers provide powerful deployment flexibility that enable high levels of service quality for applications such as SIP Trunking, Unified Multimedia Communications, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, RCS and OTT. And with industry leading scalability, GENBAND’s SBC network enables seamless IP interconnections for IP eXchange (IPX), IP Peering, Intra-Network, and International Interconnects for the world’s largest networks. GENBAND’s high-performance Distributed SBC VNF provides independent scalability and high performance for signaling and media.
Wireless Access Gateways
The GENBAND Wireless Access Gateway (WAG) is a single platform offering a complete solution that secures and intelligently manages mobile traffic from small cells and Carrier Wi-Fi access points to the mobile, cable or fixed operators’ packet core networks. Available for the largest 3G and 4G LTE small cell deployments, and for both untrusted and trusted Carrier Wi-Fi networks. The GENBAND WAG enables subscribers to easily and securely access their mobile voice and multimedia services across cellular 3G or 4G LTE small cells, as well as Carrier Wi-Fi networks, and to provide seamless roaming and handovers between network types for an enhanced mobility experience. The WAG provides the following key standards based functions:
SeGW (Security Gateway) for 3G/4G cellular Small Cells
ePDG (evolved Packet Data Gateway) and TTG (Tunnel Terminating Gateway) for untrusted Carrier Wi-Fi
SaMOG Gateway (S2a Mobility over GTP Gateway) for trusted Carrier Wi-Fi
SaMOG GW also referred to as TWAG (Trusted Wireless Access Gateway)
Session Control and Routing
Call session controllers are the critical elements that enable voice and multimedia calls and sessions to traverse networks, enabling a seamless user experience. GENBAND’s family of session controllers enable key session control and routing applications in IMS and non-IMS networks. The GENBAND C3 Call Session Controller VNF provides high scale session routing, Media Gateway Control Function (MGCF) and Media Function Resource Controller (MRFC) capabilities.