|Founded||Austin, TX (1999)|
|Headquarters||Frisco, TX, United States|
|David Walsh (President, CEO and Chairman)|
Session Border Controllers
Session Routing Proxies
Unified communication solutions
GENBAND US LLC is a privately held company that makes IP-based real time communications software solutions and products for fixed wireline, mobile, and cable service providers as well as large enterprises. The company was formed in 1999 as General Bandwidth, and since 2010 is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
In 2004, Charles Vogt joined the company as CEO and President. In March 2006, General Bandwidth changed its name to GENBAND, Inc. and moved its headquarters to Plano, Texas.
In addition to internal research and development, the company has expanded its product portfolio through multiple acquisitions. GENBAND currently holds more than 240 U.S. patents and has been granted more than 100 patents in other countries. Additionally, GENBAND continues innovating and growing its portfolio through patent filings, with more than 100 applications currently pending.
In 2007, GENBAND acquired Tekelec’s Switching Solutions Group, which expanded GENBAND’s product offerings in applications software and SIP trunking gateways. In 2008, the company acquired Nokia Siemens Networks’ Surpass HiG media gateway product portfolio, including fixed-line trunking media gateways. The company concluded 2008 with the acquisition of NextPoint Networks, which included session border controller (SBCs) and security gateway offerings.
In 2010, GENBAND purchased Nortel Networks' Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business. The acquisition quadrupled the size of the company and made GENBAND the market share leader in carrier VoIP.
Following the acquisition, GENBAND announced a product roadmap based on GENBAND GENiUS, a software centric, unified IP switching and networking platform, which integrates the company's application server, call control, session border controller and security products and simplifies building and managing communications networks.
In 2011, GENBAND acquired Cedar Point Communications, making it a VoIP market share leader in the cable industry.
In 2012, GENBAND acquired Aztek Networks, a switch maker specializing in hardware that allows for a smoother transition from legacy to IP networks.
In 2012 GENBAND was named the top-ventured capital backed company by the Wall Street Journal out of nearly 6,000 companies that were considered.
In 2013, GENBAND acquired fring, an Over-the-top (OTT) mobile IP communications service provider. Two years later, GENBAND announced the launch of the fring Alliance, a global OTT community that enables communications service providers to come together to provide instant messaging, voice and video services to their subscribers.
Charles Vogt left GENBAND in 2013 and David Walsh added the CEO position to his other already held title of Chairman.
In 2014, GENBAND acquired uReach Technologies, a provider of Unified Communications (UC) and messaging solutions, and introduced the Generation Enterprise family of unified communications products and services for business customers.
Service Provider Market
- Call session controller
- Media gateways: CONTiNUUM
- Signal transfer point
- Session Border Controller
- Security Gateway
- Diameter signaling controller
- Application server
- Element management system
- WebRTC gateway: SpiDR
- Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform: NUViA
- Over-the-top (OTT) platform: fring
- Telephony Application Server
- IP Phones
- Video Conferencing and Screen Share
- KANDY Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- SIP Trunking
- The GENView™ Management System
- The GENBAND Wireless Access Gateway (WAG)
- IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution
- IP Network Transformation solution
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution
- Regional IP Network Transformation solution
- Tandem IP Network Transformation solution
- Voicemail Transformation solution
- Network Interconnects
- Unified communications clients: GENcom
- Intelligent Messaging Manager
- Converged Intelligent Messaging (CIM)
- 2006: BayPackets and Syndeo (Call Management Server and Media Gateway Controller) 
- 2006: Siemens DCO Switch Division and Technologies 
- 2007: Tekelec’s Switching Solutions Group
- 2008: Nokia Siemens Networks’ Surpass HiG media gateway product portfolio
- 2008: NextPoint Networks (Session Border Controller)
- 2010: Nortel Networks’ Carrier VoIP and applications solutions division
- 2011: Cedar Point Communications (Cable IP softswitch)
- 2012: Aztek Networks (IP Switching)
- 2013: fring (Over-the-top mobile IP communications)
- 2014: uReach Technologies (Mobile and broadband UC and messaging)
- Genband Company website.