CTIA: GENBAND eyes future DPI support

GENBAND, a vendor of media gateways, announced at CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas that its S9 IP gateway now includes session border control, security, transcoding, enterprise femtocell support and ATCA capabilities. But, the company also is looking closely at supporting deep packet inspection technology and new forms of fixed-mobile convergence security in the near future.

Mehmet Balos, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at GENBAND, said the company is looking at possible partnerships and other options for working in DPI. "We see DPI as a stand-alone box right now, but we'll see how that evolves." He also said the company is working on a number of enterprise femtocell trials.

Sanjay Bhatia, director of product line management, said the company has its sights set on all-IP mobile networks as carriers continue to move in that direction, but also needs to be flexible to the transition. "LTE handsets will need to do interworking both with the LTE IP core for data, and with the existing network for voice."

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