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GENBAND’S Converged Media Gateway Named Worldwide Market Share Leader


Plano, TX - GENBAND™ Inc., a market-leading developer of next-generation IP gateways and application solutions, today announced that independent analyst firm Infonetics Research has named the GENBAND 8000 Converged Media Gateway as the world’s leader in port shipments for the calendar year 2006.

The GENBAND 8000 Converged Media Gateway shipped a record 7 million ports during 2006 establishing it as the worldwide market share leader in port shipments for all categories of media gateways. A critical component of any high-density wireless and wireline solution, the 8000 Converged Media Gateway has been at the heart of network solutions worldwide for over five years.

“The 8000 media gateway has shown a progressive increase in port shipments over the last three years,” said Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for Infonetics Research. “Key to this growth has been the 8000’s flexibility as both a high-density wireless and wireline media gateway. By year-end 2006, the 8000 Converged Media Gateway which had been the North American market leader quarter-over-quarter through-out 2006 became the worldwide market leader.”

“We are very proud to have achieved this market leadership position and the 8000’s success is a testament to its field proven performance and high-quality,” said Jay Whitehurst, GENBAND’s chief operating officer. “With over 20 million ports shipped to date and billions of in service minutes, the 8000 has proven to be an important component in deploying both next-gen wireline and mobile networks.”

The 8000 Converged Media Gateway is a flagship product for GENBAND in its family of leading next generation IP gateways and multi-media application platforms. The 8000 platform is a high-density, feature-rich, multi-fabric media gateway that allows services to be switched in native modes or between IP, ATM and TDM via provision-able features, functions, modules and cards. As a wireless media gateway, the 8000 platform improves voice quality and minimizes capital and operational costs associated with the migration from 2G to 3G mobile voice networks. With its unmatched scalability and density, the 8000 Converged Media Gateway supports OSPF and MPLS IP voice networks as well as circuit switched TDM traffic in a very efficient manner. The solutions enabled today by this converged media gateway include, but are not limited to, Distributed Tandem, Gateway MSC, Packet Tandem, Hosted PBX, IP Centrex, GR-303 Offload and residential VoIP networks.


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