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Millenicom Turkey Turns to GENBAND, Verscom Solutions to Meet Growing Network Demands

May 21, 2014

All of the latest real time communications innovations – like an Internet recording studio – are only as strong as the networks and technology powering them. From a telecommunications perspective, service providers need a way to optimize bandwidth and traffic while delivering reliable, scalable and quality service.




Millenicom Turkey, a service provider to more than 80 operators worldwide, recently selected GENBAND’s QUANTiX session border controller, a part of its IP Interconnect solution, to localize regional VoIP traffic and optimize bandwidth usage for regional carriers. Verscom Solutions is delivering the SBC and its smart management technology for managing, routing and controlling real time voice and multimedia sessions to service providers in the EMEA region.

 “GENBAND is well recognized in the EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) region as the market leader for IP Interconnect and VoIP peering, and together with Verscom, they were the clear choice for our growing network,” said Ugur Ozgiray, voice network operations director for Millenicom, in a statement. “GENBAND’s enhanced technology simplifies IP peering and provides us with carrier-class metrics and operational visibility for our network, allowing us to deliver superior service quality as well as unsurpassed security, scalability and call capacity.”

The QUANTiX SBC family has smart session management technology that reduces operational complexity for fixed, mobile, cable and OTT operators and enterprises. Combining the deployment flexibility benefits of a software-centric architecture, the SBCs – which include the Q10 SBC (one rack unit) and Q20 SBC (two rack unit) -- scale from enterprise size to the largest operator networks via the SBCs and GENiUS platforms. 

“We have a longstanding history with Verscom in EMEA and we are thrilled to support the deployment of our IP Interconnect solution for Millenicom as they build out their wholesale services,” said David Hiscock, GENBAND’s senior vice president of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Millenicom’s deployment of our Interconnect solution means that now 8 of the top 10 largest service providers in Turkey are leveraging GENBAND for world-class IP-based communications solutions.”

Verscom Solutions and GENBAND have been longtime partners, with Verscom working as GENBAND’s value-added reseller in the EMEA region. Verscom also provides training and support for GENBAND’s solutions and technology to customers.

“This deployment is the first step in a long-term strategy to transform Millenicom’s network to a large-scale next-generation infrastructure for international and local fixed/mobile retail and wholesale services,” said Alper Burak, vice president of Sales for Middle East & Africa at Verscom. “GENBAND’s advanced IP Interconnect solution serves as a critical border element to securely manage, route and control real-time voice and multimedia sessions at network-to-network interfaces. This deployment ensures that Millenicom will have a clear competitive advantage in the growing international wholesale VoIP marketplace.”




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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