Genband has extended its relationship with U.K. hosted communications provider iHub, and will provide unified communications services and secure SIP trunking to iHub’s enterprise customer base.
iHub had previously deployed Genband’s Experius application server and its Continuum C20 call session controller network elements, and will add Genband’s mobile Smart Office and Smart Edge session security solutions.
The Smart Office product includes the ability to offer mobile productivity tools for enterprise smartphone and tablet users on Apple, Android or Windows devices, and includes HD voice and video, call recording, IM/presence services, voice and video mail and conferencing.
iHub is also deploying components of Genband’s Smart Edge portfolio that include its Q20 Session Border Controller (SBC), which provides scale, security, session management and policy control for applications such as IP interconnect, IPX, unified communications for enterprise and SIP business trunking. iHub is also going to be using Genband’s QFlex Enterprise SBC, which resides in enterprises to solve interoperability issues among IP, PBX and SIP trunking.
The two elements are designed to help reduce operational expenses and time-to-market while allowing iHub to extend SIP trunking and unified communications services to a broader market.
Mike Webb, CEO of iHub, said that Genband’s application server and call session controller solutions “have anchored out rapid growth in the U.K. business market, and these new additions to our portfolio will help drive iHub’s next phase of expansion.”