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Evolving VoLTE & IPX Networks for Full-HD Voice Transcoding With NFV
Date / Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 2:00 p.m. New York / 11:00 a.m. California
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Dan O’Shea, Analyst, Heavy Reading

Sanjay Bhatia, VP Solutions Marketing & Strategy, GENBAND

Ashish Jain, Director, Solutions Marketing, GENBAND

VoLTE and network functions virtualization (NFV) are both gaining traction with many global launches and many more forecasted in the coming years. At the same time, mobile and interconnect service providers are also busy enhancing their networks and software-defined infrastructures for enhanced consumer services and for better user experiences. One of those key enhancements to the core and edge of the networks is the enablement of full high-definition voice communications services with support for the Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec.

Introduction of full HD voice with the EVS codec requires updates in the core and the edge of the service provider and interconnect networks to address audio transcoding between EVS and other codecs. NFV-based approaches offer the ability to do this transcoding in a distributed and secure manner, at efficient scale and with elasticity from the telco cloud. At the same time, NFV-based transcoding solutions with virtual network functions like session border controllers (SBCs) at the edge of the networks mitigate challenges such as security threats, signaling and media interoperability, and support new VoLTE roaming architectures.

Join us to learn more about the best practices to address EVS transcoding in the core and edge of your networks at scale using NFV-based approaches to provide a significantly enhanced user experience for your subscribers.



 

Dan O’Shea, Analyst, Heavy Reading
Dan O'Shea has been covering the telecom industry for more than 20 years, writing about virtually every technology and market segment, and winning several ASBPE awards in the process. He previously served as managing editor of Light Reading, editor-in-chief of Telephony magazine, founding editor of FierceTelecom and also spent several years as a freelance writer covering a variety of topics inside and outside of telecom. Currently, he writes Heavy Reading Insider reports and whitepapers, and also moderates webinars.

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Sanjay Bhatia, VP Solutions Marketing & Strategy, GENBAND
Serving as Vice President of Solutions Marketing and Strategy for GENBAND, Sanjay Bhatia oversees the company’s product marketing organization and alignment of GENBAND’s go-to-market strategy across different market segments including NFV, Cloud, Enterprise Unified Communications, MSO and Wireless. Bhatia is an accomplished telecommunications professional with over 28 years of wide-ranging global experience. Prior to joining GENBAND, Bhatia served in senior business unit and marketing roles at Tekelec and various leadership positions at Nortel Networks.

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Ashish Jain, Director, Solutions Marketing, GENBAND
Ashish Jain has over ten years of telecommunications industry experience with expertise in the areas of voice-over-IP for fixed and mobile networks, wireless security, mobile OTT, Internet/e-commerce and enterprise social media applications. In his current role as Director of Solutions Marketing at GENBAND, Ashish drives planning and strategy for mobile solutions covering session border controller (SBC), Wireless Access Gateway, Diameter Signaling product line and manages the IP-based Real Time Communication solution portfolio.

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