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April 03, 2012
GENBAND Acquires Aztek Networks for Cost-Efficient Solutions
By Melissa Warner, TMCnet Contributing Writer
GENBAND (News - Alert) is constantly working to improve the transition from legacy to IP infrastructures. The company’s latest acquisition of Aztek Networks
will assist the company in further expanding its Network Transformation services. Aztek Networks (News
) is best known for switch consolidation and network migration solutions, allowing GENBAND to eliminate TDM sites while saving money on operating expense with a modernized network.
A major piece to the puzzle is Aztek’s Aztek 5000 series. Though it will be marketed now as the GENBAND G5 platform, the series is aimed towards companies who want to replace legacy line access equipment for an economical price. Once networks are designed, it’s difficult for operators to move the legacy infrastructure to an IP infrastructure without spending an entire budget. However, GENBAND G5 offers a cost-efficient alternative.
“The Aztek acquisition strategically enhances our network transformation capabilities with both innovative technology and talent,” said Charlie Vogt (News - Alert), President and Chief Executive Officer of GENBAND said in a press release. “In addition to assisting operators in realizing the benefits of switching consolidation and repurposing of precious Central Office space, an efficient network transformation offering must also ensure services are delivered without disruption.”
Stu Elby, Vice President of Network Architecture and Technology, Verizon (News - Alert) is equally as excited about the acquisition. Vogt pointed out that the company will offer a number of new services and tools to clients and future customers.
Ultimately GENBAND enhances the “last mile’ of network during the transformation. Carriers will choose to replace line access equipment and line cards, using the G5 Line Access Gateway (News - Alert) that is tailored to assist with this change.
The G5 Line Access Gateway uses long copper loops that are already characteristic to existing carrier networks offer reliable systems as well as low power consumption. The IP core works with advanced IP services as well as essential functions such as Emergency Stand Alone services and 911.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli