Perspectives17: One Week, Ten Trends, Unlimited Networking

There is nothing as exciting as our annual customer and partner gathering each year, and this year, for the first time, we are bringing over 600 people together in my backyard, downtown Los Angeles. The energy in LA is unlike any other city, bringing a cool vibe to a hot town, with everything from music and entertainment to technology and a vibrant economy. As part of the real-time communications industry, we are in the networking business, and there will be no better networking happening than at this gathering which has grown each year over the past five years. 

Countdown to Perspectives17: Undergoing a (Network) Evolution to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Digital Services Economy

We are officially less than a month away from GENBAND™ Perspectives17 annual customer and partner summit and the anticipation is building, not only among our team but also among our customers and partners. I’ve already heard from a number of customers with whom I’ve visited over the past few months on how they are looking forward to attending this year’s show.

GENBAND Employees Step Up Again – Making Real-Time Connections Possible For Those in Need!

With our company’s annual Global Day of Service  fast approaching on June 1st, I was recently reminded of what a unique privilege I have - being a part of such a giving and caring group of professionals. I’m not just paying lip service when I say GENBAND employees are truly special in so many ways. Each year GENBAND team members volunteer thousands of hours working at local charities and non-profit organizations that are most near and dear to them.

The Five Trends in Service Provider Network Transformation from our Conversations with Global Leaders

Over the last several years, we have been working with some of the largest and most successful Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in the world, and it's been fascinating to be part of their transformation teams, contributing to their large-scale projects, as virtualized and software defined networks emerge and legacy networks continue to fade into the past. 

The NFV Revolution & Evolution: There Is No Turning Back

Will network design in the future be as easy as spinning up Virtual Machines, and will launching new services take days or even hours, not months or even years?

This is the promise of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and the value proposition of Software Defined Networking (SDN).

According to industry analysts, it takes CSPs an average of 9 - 18 months to launch a new service on existing appliance-based networks.