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GENBAND Enhances Mobility and Wi-Fi Roaming with New Wireless Access Gateway

September 3, 2014

Enables mobile communications service providers to significantly improve network coverage, capacity, and mobility between cellular and Wi-Fi networks

FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GENBAND, a leading developer of software-based real time communications solutions, today unveiled its next-generation Wireless Access Gateway solution to enable mobile communications service providers to pursue new revenue-generating opportunities and dramatically improve the customer communications experience.

Key Benefits to Mobile Communications Service Providers:

  • Securely offer value-added services such as next-generation carrier Wi-Fi with Hotspot 2.0, enabling a seamless connectivity experience to Wi-Fi roamers
  • Cost-effectively expand network coverage and capacity by securely carrying voice and data traffic from Small Cell and Wi-Fi access points to evolved packet core
  • Provide enhanced mobility experiences as users roam between cellular to Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi networks for voice and data applications

    The Wireless Access Gateway, a key component of GENBAND’s new Simply Mobile solutions framework, is a single, multi-application platform which builds on GENBAND’s market-leading Small Cell security gateway solution. It adds standards-based ePDG (Enhanced Packet Data Gateway) functionality for next-generation untrusted public Wi-Fi access and SaMOG (S2a Mobility over GTP Gateway) functionality for trusted Carrier Wi-Fi access, enabling MNOs, MVNOs, MSOs, and IPX providers to generate new revenue streams. GENBAND’s Wireless Access Gateway, which provides the lowest total cost of ownership, has been extensively deployed globally with the Small Cell Security Gateway application, connecting to millions of residential, enterprise and outdoor small cells.

    “Service providers are scrambling to remain profitable and keep up with the exponential growth in mobile data traffic, which is expected to grow twelve-fold by 2018,” said BG Kumar, GENBAND’s Chief Product Officer. “Service providers are deploying Small Cell and carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks to reduce their cost-per-megabit to deliver mobile data and enable new revenue streams. The GENBAND Wireless Access Gateway allows service providers to cost-effectively enhance the user experience through improved coverage, faster data speeds and seamless roaming through indoor or outdoor Small Cell and Carrier Wi-Fi deployments.”

    Key Differentiators:

  • Industry-leading performance and unmatched security at scale
  • Flexibility of deployment with proven interoperability with most major access point vendors and mobile core networks
  • Software-based solution using energy-efficient commercial-off-the-shelf platforms
  • Single platform with multiple solutions for multiple access networks - 2G/ 3G/ 4G small cells, untrusted public Wi-Fi, and trusted next-generation Wi-Fi hotspots

    GENBAND is conducting a free Webinar on September 4, at 12:00 pm Eastern/11 am Central on The New Mobile Triple Play: OTT Apps, LTE Small Cell and Wi-Fi Roaming: Are You Ready for the Opportunities and Challenges. Register for the Webinar here or at www.event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1040873. The Wireless Access Gateway solution will be demonstrated at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, September 9 -11. Visit GENBAND at booth 4543.

    For more information on GENBAND’s Wireless Access Gateway, visit www.genband.com/products/quantix/wireless-access-gateway. For more information on Simply Mobile visit www.genband.com/mobile.

    About GENBAND

    FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCETM, GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

    GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.




    GENBAND

    Dennis Watson, 972-521-5921

    Dennis.Watson@genband.com

    Source: GENBAND


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