It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
These last few weeks have seen a fair amount of executive-level hires at a handful of corporations. XO Communications, for example, chose Christopher Ancell to be its new chief executive officer during the last week of November, while Polycom appointed Peter A. Leav as its new president and CEO earlier this week. Now, it seems it's Sonus Networks' turn to bring on a new executive.
Many enterprises around the globe are utilizing session border controllers (SBCs) to enable SIP trunking, interconnect disparate systems, and build deeper levels of security into voice networks.
Mavenir Systems has launched its new session border controller or SBC, which has been designed for wireless applications. The SBC will deliver optimum mobility, scalability and quality of service.
Meanwhile, sales for Q1 were down slightly from a year ago, reaching $2.74 million as opposed to Q1 2013's $3.02 million. According to Sangoma president and CEO Bill Wignall, this is due in part to timing, but also from the current economic climate and the transition away from PSTN-based products.