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VoIP Switch - Hong Kong Broadband Network Migrates VoIP Switches, SIP Servers to GENBAND's Platform

May 25, 2012


GENBAND (News - Alert), a provider of IP infrastructure solutions, recently revealed that it is helping the Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) migrate their TDM and first generation VoIP switches to GENBAND’s IP-based platform as part of a network modernization plan.

HKBN is one of the fastest growing broadband service providers in Hong Kong and selected the GENBAND GENiUS all-IP platform to enable the transformation and modernization of its communications network.  The process includes migration of TDM and first generation VoIP switches, as well as first generation SIP servers to the GENiUS-powered IP solution.

HKBN powers its fiber service to approximately two million residential homes and 1,700 commercial buildings in the region. The services include 100-1000 Mbps broadband access, telephony and IPTV (News - Alert). With the GENBAND advanced GENiUS IP platform encompassing both VoIP switches and SIP servers, the provider will be able to deliver advanced multimedia communications capabilities to its customers.

"GENBAND offers us the most flexible software platform and commercial solutions necessary to rapidly deliver world-class IP capabilities, reduce operating costs and enhance our unified multimedia communications," said Lo Sui Lun, chief technology officer, HKBN, in a statement.

The company’s network migration expertise and proven GENiUS solution has allowed HKBN to increase revenue generation opportunities and subscriber bases across both residential and business customers, while simultenously achieving a 95 percent savings in equipment floor space and power consumption, Lun added.

“Through interconnections enabled at the IP level by GENBAND's Intelligent S3 SBC, we also enhance our support for the International Direct Dialing market," Lun further commented.

Moreover, GENBAND was able to seamlessly integrate a host of HKBN's services in unprecedented ways including delivering advanced unified communications and multimedia capabilities thanks to GENBAND Mobile Life and Mobile Office software solutions, along with geo-redundant call control.

“HKBN's fast broadband growth and investments in fiber are transforming the Hong Kong marketplace with new choices, and we are delighted to support these efforts with our IP Network Transformation support and service teams," Mark Pugerude (News - Alert), president, Global Sales and Marketing, GENBAND concluded.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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