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Cable Technology Feature Article

June 15, 2011

Cable Operator Suddenlink Selects GENBAND for Deployment of SIP Services

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Suddenlink Communications, the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, will migrate the infrastructure of the recently acquired NPG Cable Inc. to GENBAND (News - Alert) solutions.

Officials with GENBAND said that S3 Session Border Controller (SBC) and A2 Converged Application Server will provide Suddenlink with an end-to-end commercial and residential SIP Services platform including both end user web portal and voicemail functionality.

“Having worked closely with GENBAND to support our rapid customer growth and deploy geographic redundancy capabilities throughout our network last year, we turned to them again to help us seamlessly integrate the NPG Cable infrastructure from a commercial and residential SIP services standpoint,” said Tim Thompson, vice president telephony of Suddenlink, in a statement.

 Thompson said that GENBAND’s A2 and S3 solutions help the company migrate the NPG business customers to SIP-based lines while providing seamless SIP interworking across the company’s network.

“Suddenlink’s ongoing growth and continued innovation place them at the forefront of the cable industry,” said Pablo Gargiulo (News - Alert), president of global sales at GENBAND.

Gargiulo said that his company is pleased to expand its ongoing relationship with Suddenlink and to assist in the end-to-end SIP integration of its strategic new NPG network infrastructure.

Company officials said that GENBAND is also providing Suddenlink with a wide range of Professional Services to support this deployment.

GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure and application solutions, enabling fixed, mobile and cable service providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation.

TMCnet in May reported that Laticom, a US-based IP telecommunications and technology company, has selected GENBAND to enable the modernization and Internet Protocol (IP) transformation of Honduras’ nationwide communications network.

Through a unique contract alliance approved by the Honduran Congress, Laticom will deploy and oversee Hondutel’s, the largest telecommunications company in Honduras, nationwide expansion of IP-based multimedia broadband services.

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin