Genbad's New Plan for Nortel CVAS

Updated: January 07, 2011

Written by: Amelia Gurley

Since Genbad closed its $182 million purchase of Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Applications Solutions (CVAS) division, officials have been working aggressively to unify the two companies. According to Genbad's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Mehmet Balos, integration has provided Genbad with two-thirds of the world's top 100 service provider customers, and a total of about 600 provider customers worldwide. Officials from Genbad met with the entire staff of Nortel's CVAS department, in addition to over 100 customers, in order to give the officials a better understanding of the company's existing procedures and new focus and goals. The newly integrated company's stated goal is to “offer a complete solution set for service providers,” according to writer Jeffrey Burt.

Genbad officials have also begun revealing a product road map. These plans focus around the all-IP Genius platform, which will include all of the company's application, call control, session border and security products. Belos described this platform as very comprehensive, saying “We now are really supplying a full [package] for these service providers."

Another open, common platform, designed to act as a standards-based framework to help carriers build and manage their networks, will incorporate a great deal of middleware brought over from Nortel. Many of Nortel CVAS's products have been renamed for sale, including the A2E (now the A2) and the CS 2000 softswitch (now the CS 20), which will be incorporated into the Genius platform. The company hopes to use its new $135 million R&D budget to quickly incorporate new products into both platforms. According to Balos, innovation and simplification will play key roles in the company's new strategy as carriers increasingly move to IP Multimedia Subsystem networks.

Featured Research
  • 7 Reasons Your Business Communications Need to be Headed for the Cloud in 2018

    If your business communication systems aren’t already cloud based, making the switch from traditional systems should be a priority for your business in 2018. The advantages of cloud-based systems are numerous and significant. The cost savings are one well-known aspect - but there are many others like mobility, speed, and security to consider as well. more

  • QTS Communications

    QTS Communications is a Colorado company since 1999, delivering highly reliable Unified Communications to small, medium and enterprise businesses. Our business is Communications, and we understand the technologies that make businesses work. more

  • 7 Ways VoIP Helps Your Business Adapt to Change

    A key trait of successful businesses is their ability to quickly adapt to change. Adaptability allows you to take advantage of changing trends and differentiate your business in even crowded markets. As it turns out, one of the simplest ways to become more adaptable is to use VoIP. There are several reasons this is true - including lower costs, increased mobility, and faster decision making. more

  • 8 Ways to Get More From Your VoIP System

    Many businesses adopt VoIP to take advantage of the cost savings without spending enough time reviewing the features and benefits made available by different solutions. If this is true for your business, there’s a good chance you could be getting more from your VoIP system in the form of even lower costs or improved employee productivity. You may even find that your current software offers features that you aren’t taking advantage of! more

  • The Future of Mobile VoIP

    Business communications have changed a lot in the last few years, and the landscape will only continue to change in 2018 and beyond. These changes are important to stay on top of if you want to maintain or grow a competitive advantage. Things like 5G mobile networks and artificial intelligence have the potential to be extremely disruptive. more