GENBAND US LLC is a privately held company that makes IP-based real time communications software solutions and products for fixed wireline, mobile, and cable service providers as well as large enterprises. The company was formed in 1999 as General Bandwidth, and since 2010 is headquartered in Frisco, Texas. GENBAND has major operations in 50 countries. It works with over 80 of the global top 100 service providers and has more than 800 customers in 80 countries. GENBAND was founded in 1999 as General Bandwidth by Paul Carew, Brendon Mills, Ron Lutz and Steve Raich in Austin, Texas and received initial venture capital funding of $12 million.