GENBAND G9 rolled out in the first NEC Femtocell deployment in France
Date: Mon, 12/28/2009 - 15:14
GENBAND Inc., a market-leading developer of next-generation IP infrastructure solutions, and a leader in femtocell gateway technology, announced that it has supplied its G9TM Converged Gateway to NEC, who recently won the contract to supply a Femtocell solution to SFR, a leading French telecommunications provider. The GENBAND G9 gateway is a fundamental component of the Femtocell Gateway within NEC’s Femtocell solution.
NEC is among the first providers to offer an end-to-end Femtocell solution, which includes the compact, indoor Femtocell Access Point for direct installation in customer premises, together with the supporting Femtocell Gateway to aggregate and connect potentially millions of Femtocell Access Points to the operator’s core network. As a key component of the Femtocell Gateway, GENBAND’s G9 delivers unrivaled media and signaling adaption to seamlessly bridge Femtocell traffic into the mobile core. The feature-rich G9 gateway uses standards-based interfaces, providing unprecedented deployment flexibility and scalability.
“GENBAND’s G9 gateway forms a key element of NEC’s Femtocell solution for both consumer and enterprise markets,” said Anil Kohli, NEC’s Head of Femtocell business. “NEC’s goal is to provide a first class, end-to-end femtocell network to operators, enabling them to meet their customers’ increasing expectations in both mobile voice and data. Throughout several rigorous Femtocell trials, GENBAND has demonstrated that its superior technology and global experience in tier 1 mobile core networks solidifies its position as the best-of-breed gateway provider and a trusted NEC partner.”
“NEC is the clear market-leader in Femtocell deployments and we are very pleased to seamlessly integrate into their comprehensive offering for operators,” said Charlie Vogt, GENBAND’s President and CEO. “This Femtocell service launch with a major European 3G mobile operator is another indication that the Femtocell market is gaining momentum and that, together with NEC, we are well positioned globally for this burgeoning market opportunity.”
Highly scalable and optimized for IP network deployment, the G9 platform is the worldwide market-share leader according to industry analysts Infonetics and Synergy Research. The G9 uses field-hardened software with proven five 9's (99.999%) reliability and over 50 million ports deployed worldwide. Supporting next generation IP architectures, the G9 is the ideal network platform for seamless migration to IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) networks and 4G, without requiring the costly replacement of existing network equipment.
GENBAND and NEC are both active members of the Femto Forum, the independent industry association that supports Femtocell deployment worldwide and encourages the growth of a partner ecosystem committed to innovation in standards-based network infrastructure and achieving high levels of collaboration and product interoperability.