The service will be part of PAETEC’s San Francisco Bay Area market rollout, which includes San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento. The idea is to enter the fray with a full-featured alternative to traditional voice services.
“Having supported PAETEC’s previous 19 market rollouts as an overlay to their legacy Class 5 infrastructure, we’re pleased to provide a single integrated solution for this distributed and highly scalable IP architecture in the Bay Area that seamlessly interoperates with PAETEC’s application server,” said Charlie Vogt, president and CEO of GENBAND.
It’s also cost-effective for PAETEC: “GENBAND has been a long-term strategic partner in supporting our network growth and helping us move traffic from legacy switching infrastructure to next generation IP,” said Sanjay Hiranandani, senior vice president of engineering at PAETEC. “The GENBAND solution significantly reduces the footprint, operating costs, and capital investment required to support our existing voice infrastructure which includes both traditional TDM and enhanced IP based services.”