PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GENBAND, a leading developer of IP solutions and services, and Eastex Telephone Coop., Inc. (Eastex), one of the largest rural carriers in Texas, today announced the deployment of GENBAND’s industry-leading C15™ Compact Softswitch to deliver communication services to Eastex’ residential and business subscribers across rural East Texas. GENBAND’s C15 equips Eastex to seamlessly migrate its legacy network and also helps to significantly reduce power and floor space requirements by up to 50 percent due to its innovative and compact design. In the future, the C15 will also help position Eastex to offer new VoIP and data services to subscribers.
“GENBAND plays a key role in supporting our network growth by helping us move traffic from legacy switching infrastructure to next generation IP,” said Rusty Dorman, Assistant General Manager, Eastex. “The cost-effective transition to new technologies that GENBAND provides is key to our success and essential to our customers’ satisfaction. We have seen dramatic savings in power and floor space as well as continued reliability of service thanks to GENBAND’s C15.”
To support Eastex’ large network expansion and modernization project, GENBAND is migrating over twenty Central Offices that include varying technologies, including legacy GENBAND DMS-10 and DMS-100, CopperCom and other third party equipment. GENBAND is also providing installation, commissioning and on-going Professional Services and GENBANDCare™ technical support capabilities.
“This large network expansion is a testament to GENBAND’s unmatched leadership and expertise in efficiently converting legacy networks to IP while also providing seamless back-office integration, service and support,” said Dan Lakey, Senior Vice President of Sales, GENBAND. “Eastex provides essential services to the rural communities of Texas and we’re pleased to continue our long-standing relationship through cutting-edge IP infrastructure and services. Our industry-leading C15 softswitch is a highly-reliable solution that allows innovative small and medium-sized service providers like Eastex to simply and easily support the traditional voice services needed today while laying the foundation to support the delivery of advanced VoIP services in the future.”
GENBAND’s C15 second-generation carrier VoIP softswitch enables Eastex to offer advanced features such as directory number hunt, local number portability and end office or Access Tandem operation. According to recent reports from Infonetics, Synergy, and Dell’Oro, GENBAND is the #1 supplier in the global service provider VoIP market which includes softswitches, media gateways, session border controllers, media servers and application servers. In addition, according to Infonetics, GENBAND is the leading carrier IP softswitch supplier in North America, with more than 60% revenue share.