GenBand joins CENGN's consortium of leaders

Real time communications solutions provider GenBand has joined Canada´s CENGN, (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks), the company said.

This independent and internationally recognized interoperability center enables companies to test and validate new and emerging SDN, NFV and IoT technologies before moving them to production.

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are turning to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to drive efficiencies, improve service agility and fundamentally change the way they do business. GenBand´s NFV solutions enable CSPs to realize cost efficiencies and increase service velocity.

CENGN is funded by the Networks of Centre of Excellence (NCE) through the CECR program. CECR works to bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization, helping with the advancement of research, and to facilitate commercialization within the ICT sector. Through this funding and the contributions received from members, CENGN is able to provide a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services for its partners as well as small to medium enterprises.

CENGN´s vision is to ensure Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of technologies that will underpin the next generation of converged global communications networks. The organization is structured to support the innovation continuum from idea to commercialization. A large part of CENGN´s success comes from its strong student placement program. CENGN ensures the continued growth of the ICT sector through placing approximately 40 students per year in roles that offer fundamental experience and training in next generation networks.

GenBand is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.