Genband prepares for laboratory relocation

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An Alberta-based telecom equipment installation firm will be helping Genband Inc. set up its new laboratory on Palladium Drive in Kanata.

500 Palladium Dr.

The value of the contract with Alternate Communications International, which specializes in installation, commissioning and integration of telecommunications equipment, was not disclosed. An Alternate spokesperson said the work would take one year to complete.

“This project … involves decommissioning, tear-down, packaging, installation, testing and commissioning between 500 to 600 equipment bays of Genband leading-edge IP and telephony infrastructure equipment,” stated a press release.

In June, Genband announced it had signed a lease for 70,000 square feet of space at the Palladium Drive facility, which it is calling a Canadian research and development centre of excellence.

Genband will take over the space under a sublease from local manufacturer Sanmina SCI.

The IP infrastructure and application developer purchased Nortel Networks Corp.'s carrier voice-over-Internet protocol and application solutions business in 2010 for US$182 million. This transaction also included 400 former Nortel employees.

Genband is expected to vacate its current space inside the former Nortel campus on Carling Avenue in 2014.

Organizations: Nortel Networks, Alternate Communications International, Sanmina SCI

Geographic location: Carling Avenue

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