du picks GenBand's NFV SBC for interconnect applications

GenBand, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, has been chosen by UAE-based telecommunications service provider du to provide industry-leading interconnect applications, enabling seamless connectivity between disparate communications networks, a first time in the Middle East, the company said.

The geo-distributed Virtual Network Function (VNF) SBC running in du´s cloud will combine with GenBand´s Advanced Media Software (AMS) on the Q50 platform in a hybrid deployment environment, offering the service provider high network resiliency and the opportunity to future-proof its network via a seamless evolution path to a fully virtualized cloud environment.

GenBand´s SBC VNF, a key component of GenBand´s NFV software technology, utilizes the latest Intel architecture and software-based media processing capabilities to provide du with advanced independently scalable signaling and media processing functionality. GenBand´s SBC VNF enables an industry-leading 200K concurrent media sessions and more than 100K transcoded sessions. This capacity can be shared across multiple distributed appliance-based or NFV-based virtual signaling SBC instances — a unique capability enabling operators to achieve significant cost savings and an easier migration path to NFV cloud environments.

du is a telecommunications service provider serving with mobile, fixedline, broadband Internet, and home services over its 4G LTE network. The company is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 19.75 percent by Mubadala Development company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining by public shareholders.

GenBand is real-time communications software solutions provider.