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VoIP Switch - GENBAND Delivers Innovative VoIP Switch to Global IP Tandem

June 21, 2012


GENBAND (News - Alert), a provider of IP infrastructure solutions, recently revealed that Global IP Tandem has selected its Interconnect Solution to deliver a groundbreaking approach to VoIP switching to enable seamless routing of VoIP originated traffic between Global IP Tandem's member companies.

The service is available to VoIP providers, wholesalers, cable providers, ILECs, CLECs, and other ISP/ESP companies in the U.S and Canada and interconnects service provider networks as well as offers innovative routing capabilities that allow for flat rate functionality.

"The flexibility and scalability of the integrated interconnect solution made GENBAND the clear choice to support our revolutionary offering that switches VoIP originated calls between providers with no interconnection to the PSTN," said Steve White, chief operating officer at Global IP Tandem, in a statement.

At the core of GENBAND's Interconnect Solution are the G9 Converged Gateway (News - Alert) and C3 Gateway Controller that provide switching and media processing support in all wireless and wireline, access and core, IP and TDM environments.

The solution brings a highly scalable, multi-application IP session routing engine and media gateway control platform that provides protocol and signaling translation and control for successful interconnectivity.

"GENBAND is very pleased to support Global IP Tandem in offering all VoIP providers in the U.S. and Canada an interconnect solution that operates independent of the PSTN, thereby eliminating the complicated structure of tariffs, specialized collocation and integration costs," added Mark Pugerude (News - Alert), president, Global Sales and Marketing, GENBAND.

"Global IP Tandem's powerful switching process utilizes advanced technology to deliver high-quality, Point-to-Point connections, and we are thrilled to be a part of their efforts to level the playing field for service providers across North America," Pugerude added.

In related company news, TMCnet reported that GENBAND has begun 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.

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Intro to Basic System Features

Accounts Overview
An account is a logical entity usually representing some logical or physical end point in the VoIP network.

Customers are logical entities in the system for which invoices will be generated. They may be termination partners, resellers of a service, or a virtual .

Tariffs and Rates
Tariff is logical entity in the system, which represents rules for rating and billing calls made by Account or Customer to which this Tariff has been assigned.

Balance and Credit Limit
In addition to Tariff, each Customer or Account, except Root Customer, has those two basic rating/billing parameters associated with it – Balance and Credit Limit.

Intro to Advanced System Features

On-Net Routing
On-Net Routing is the feature that allows placing calls from one account in the system to another account in the system.

Ability to Charging On-Net (Account-to-Account) Calls
In some cases it might be necessary to charge either caller or callee or both for the on-net call based on per-minute rate.

Automatic Database Backup
The Softswitch includes the system which allows performing automatic backup of the database periodically.

Ability to Get exchange rate using external script
Exchange rates can be set using external custom script.

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