IP infrastructure and application solutions developer GENBAND  has signed a new long-term lease in Ottawa for its Canadian R&D Center of Excellence, which will be located at 500 Palladium Drive, in the heart of Kanata and Ottawa’s High-Tech park area.
This new office and lab space will be the home to some of GENBAND’s core IP switching and multimedia development teams. These teams support a range of products in GENBAND’s broad, market-leading portfolio, including the flagship GENBAND GENiUS™  Universal Services Platform, GENWare™ Middleware and GENView ™ OAM&P (Operation, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning) System.
“We are very pleased to have selected a new, state-of-the-art home for GENBAND’s Ottawa team,” said Charlie Vogt, GENBAND President and CEO. “The Ottawa R&D Center of Excellence is focused on the GENBAND GENiUS platform, which is the heart and soul of GENBAND’s value proposition. Our industry is quickly evolving from a hardware-based infrastructure environment to one that is software-centric. Our GENBAND GENiUS platform is at the forefront of this trend, combining multiple software solutions on a common, flexible IP platform, and is a reflection of the advanced technology skills, leadership and expertise of the GENBAND employee population in Ottawa.”
The new GENBAND facility includes more than 70,000 square feet of lab, office, customer support and briefing spaces. In addition to R&D personnel, the new Center of Excellence will house members of GENBAND’s Global Services team as well as Sales, Marketing and other corporate functions. GENBAND’s commitment to the new location continues the Company’s presence in the Ottawa region, which began in 2010 with the successful acquisition and merger of Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions assets.