TelstraClear, one of New Zealand’s largest telecommunications companies, has deployed GENBAND’s advanced portfolio to transform to an IP-based voice network.
The GENBAND solution was implemented as part of a comprehensive network transformation project to enable the latest in IP unified communications services for residential customers, IP interconnect between national and international carriers, and IP-based PBXs for enterprise and government.
“By completing this groundbreaking national IP voice services modernization program, TelstraClear becomes the first full service provider in New Zealand to create an IP-based network capable of offering customers a full nationwide footprint for voice products over all network types, including the new government-funded ultra-fast broadband,” said Brenda Stonestreet, TelstraClear Head of Operations. “GENBAND is a longstanding partner for us in our network transformation efforts and their migration expertise and leading IP solutions have provided a future-proof roadmap. Since New Zealand cities are susceptible to being isolated during natural disasters due to its population spread over two elongated islands, our national, carrier-grade IP voice network will be highly available during ordinary to extra ordinary disruption.”
Powered by the C20 Converged IP Softswitch and A2 Communications Application Server , the GENBAND solution allows TelstraClear to expand its IP interconnect capabilities with other service providers both nationality and internationally at multiple centers, enabling the latest in IP voice services between carriers.
“Supporting TelstraClear’s bold vision for delivering all-IP voice and multimedia services to New Zealand has been a tremendous opportunity for GENBAND and meshes perfectly with our IP infrastructure and network transformation team,” said Dave Shier, GENBAND’s Senior Vice President of Sales for the Asia Pacific region. “Our portfolio unlocks the latest in IP services for residential, business and government customers, while significantly lowering infrastructure costs and establishing a future-proof foundation for ongoing IP enhancements. We look forward to collaborating with TelstraClear as they continue to invest and enhance their state-of-the art network.”
The GENBAND C20 delivers world-class IP capabilities, reduces power and real estate costs, and creates robust opportunities for new services and higher revenue. GENBAND’s A2 Communications Application Server has fully integrated multimedia applications for voice, video, conferencing, instant messaging, presence, collaboration and mobility.
The A2 is also the only application server that works in TDM, IP and IMS networks simultaneously for hybrid network deployments. GENBAND’s Global Services Organization is providing valuable project management, integration and technical support to help enable IP services for TelstraClear and its customers.