Allows service providers to converge networks together using a single media processing platform
Genband, a developer of IP infrastructure products, said that it has enhanced G9 Converged Gateway to enable network convergence and feature transparency across multiple network types.
The company said that new features and functions have been added to the G9 platform that enables it to provide trunking and access connectivity between for both wireless and wireline networks.
According to Genband, the new features include, fixed trunking connectivity support for IMS/3GPP Mc and Mn interfaces; mobile support including binary H.248, NNSF, A and Iu interfaces over IP, and TrFO/TFO; new access interfaces including support for the VANC media gateway interfaces in Voice over LTE/Generic Access networks; and core network support including 3GPP Nb trunking interfaces and Virtual Media Gateway support that enables control of a single G9 from multiple call controllers.
The company said that G9 enables service providers to converge networks together using a single, cohesive media processing platform. Open interfaces in the G9 allow it to interoperate with wireless and wireline softswitches, access network controllers, and IMS cores, enabling applications such as Femtocells, Distributed MSC Gateway, and IP Transcoding.
In addition, when coupled with Genband’s C3 Gateway Controller, the G9 creates a ‘Class-Free’ switching environment, providing international VoIP, Class 4 Tandem, and Class 5 Local Exchange consumer and business voice services with an open architecture of softswitch nodes, media gateways and standard interfaces.
Mehmet Balos, chief marketing officer at Genband, said: “Today the G9 is a leading media processing platform for service providers across the globe and, as a testament to its versatility, it has been designated as media gateway of choice for major equipment suppliers for wireless, wireline and converged networks.
“Our new innovations to the G9 further enhance its versatility for wireless and wireline core and access networks, helping to interconnect networks in a cost effective way, and enable true network convergence.”