VoIP applications provider Broadsoft and IP infrastructure solutions developer GENBAND have announced a new set of solutions that enable carriers to upgrade their networks while supporting legacy features.

The two companies have integrated GENBAND’s gateways with BroadSoft’s suite of hosted telephony and multimedia applications.

Carrier demand to migrate aging TDM switches and expand broadband voice services is behind the move, according to the two companies.

They have coupled BroadSoft’s BroadWorks VoIP application platform with GENBAND G9 and G6 gateways and C3 Signaling Controller, as well as the S3 Session Border Controller (SBC).

David Bukovsky, vice president of products for BroadSoft, said the combined solution offers affordable switch migration that extends beyond legacy functionality, delivering new sources of revenue.

"Previously, switch replacement meant new expenditures without new services," he said.

"Unlike other offerings, the GENBAND/BroadSoft solution allows carriers to deliver carrier grade legacy Class 4, Class 5 and voice over broadband services via a single system.

"Our combined solution enables carriers to reduce operational costs, but more importantly, gain a host of new services for the subscriber base."

Bukovsky said these new services — such as fixed-mobile integration, hosted unified communications and Web 2.0 integration — improve customer retention and provide new sources of revenue that were previously unavailable.

When the GENBAND/BroadSoft solution is deployed for TDM switch replacement, carriers can implement a complete next generation voice over broadband network via one integrated platform, including:

  • Residential Broadband — delivering primary-line services to residential consumers and home offices over any broadband or legacy connection, including GR-303, V5.2 and TR-08
  • Business Connectivity — connecting legacy Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), such as IP PBX, PBX or Key Telephone Systems, to the PSTN over any form of IP connectivity
  • Hosted PBX— delivering a complete suite of enhanced PBX functionality over any IP connection
  • IP Peering and Transport — lowering total cost of operation and increasing network efficiency and operational simplicity

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