In an effort to create an end-to-end solution for their customers, Squire Technologies and IVR Technologies forged a strategic partnership.
A newly introduced bundle of open source solutions from Asterisk Service has the ability to incorporate and integrate the existing communication channels at any business, organization, or enterprise.
There is some mixed news for the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment market - based on a new study. Infonetics Research reports that, on the bright side, service provider session border controllers (SBCs) hit a milestone during Q1 - going past $100 million in a single quarter.
Sonus Networks is perhaps best known for providing quality session border controllers (SBCs) for both the enterprise and service providers. Indeed, the company offers a broad range of SBCs that tailor to both of these categories and are trusted by customers the world over to provide an interworking point that is secure, reliable and enables quick migration from telephony to unified communication architecture.
With the global proliferation of voice over IP (VoIP) services, telecom carriers worldwide are adopting session border controllers (SBCs) to drive VoIP and the related SIP trunking communications business. As a result, this past week there were several international announcements in this space.
Smarttel Technologies - a global carrier based in Bangladesh - has selected session border controllers (SBC) from Sonus. The company opted for the Sonus SBC 5100 for its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) platform used in its network, TMCnet reported.
As newer technologies are widely adopted, legacy technologies are often retired as a result; such is the way of the technology industry. Indeed, a recent report from Dell'Oro Group, a market research firm for the networking and telecommunications industries, has underscored this point further with revenue performance from the first quarter in the carrier IP telephony market.
Sonus Networks, Inc., a company that deals in SIP communications, recently announced that its Sonus PSX Centralized Policy and Routing Server has been selected by Iristel, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider, to centralize management and provisioning of all routes and network policies within the core of its network.
Sonus Networks has dedicated itself to serving the breadth of the session border controller market, from the enterprise all the way to the service provider. In its ongoing efforts to provide to both sets of customers, Sonus has made several hardware and software changes to its line of session border controllers.
Session border controllers continue to drive the VoIP world and the related SIP trunking communications business. As a result, this past week was no different. New development platforms emerged in this space to give developers more fodder for new applications and products.
Digium, Inc., a manufacturer of phones designed exclusively for Asterisk, has created two platforms to allow developers to create custom apps for Digium IP phones.
Microsoft Lync is quickly becoming one of the most widely deployed unified communications solutions in the enterprise market today. Companies see the benefits of Lync: helping facilitate communication and collaboration, improving efficiency, saving money and more.
The Jefferies 2013 Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference kicks off on May 7, 2013 in New York City. The event, which runs through May 9, will feature a range of both public and private companies across the technology, media and telecommunications sector. Last year, the event boasted 240 participating companies and over 1,500 attendees.
Another major week has come and gone in session border controllers, and that leaves a lot of fresh news behind in its wake. New products, new services and new applications for the stuff that's currently out means there's a lot to cover. With the weekend now on our collective doorstep, it's a good time to take a step back and run down all the biggest news of the week in our Week in Review coverage.
Cox Business has launched a cloud-based voice system, VoiceManager IP Centrex that is designed to fuel productivity and maintain financial controls in one reliable communications platform for small businesses.
On the heels of providing its EXPERiUS-powered NUViA cloud service to elevate iFlexCloud up to where it belongs, GENBAND has selected Radisys' Software Media Resource Function to continue to provide the IP media processing for GENBAND's EXPERiUS application server and CONTiNUUM call session controllers.
The greater good seems to be the name of the game when it comes to the partnership between the Chippewa Valley Inter-networking Consortium (CINC) and Alvarion Ltd. With the expectation of leading to decreased taxes, increased efficiency in public services and accessibility to those in need, the CINC has chosen Alvarion's BreezeMAX Extreme and 4Motion ecosystem products to power the community's area network.
More and more companies are leveraging the power of unified communications in order to improve collaboration, efficiency and connectivity between workers and clients. One of the most popular unified communications solutions is Microsoft Lync. Its tight integration with the Microsoft Office suite of products makes it the ideal choice for many companies.
It was a busy week in the Session Border Controller sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
Company officials said that Tata Communications' network will ensure that the new offering transforms into a platform that enables a broad community of HD destinations. The company's network is connected to 210 mobile network operators via IP voice interconnect.
Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are increasingly important for an efficient and economical contact center.
GENBAND, a developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, announced that it will be strengthening GENBAND's SBC portfolio with the launch of the QUANTiX QFlex Enterprise Session Border Controller.
Recently, Dialogic announced an expanded commitment to developing solutions that energize service provider networks. Dubbed "Network Fuel," this new approach aims to solve the most daunting challenges faced by network operators today.
This past week was fairly mellow for the session border controller space, but there were still a handful of noteworthy events.
FRAFOS has unveiled its prize-winning ABC session border controller (SBC), which can be easily downloaded for evaluation purposes at no extra cost. Apart from the expected functionality of a carrier-grade SBC, the trial version of the device delivers GUI-based administration, SIP session control, border protection and access control.
TDS Telecommunications Corp. has chosen the Perimeta portfolio of Session Border Controllers (SBC) from Metaswitch. After revamping its session control infrastructure, TDS will now be able to implement a wide assortment of novel unified communications services in a useful and proficient manner.
Telecommunications technology plays an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of any large enterprise. Enterprises rely on phone calls, e-mails, video conferencing and more to keep in close contact with customers and remote workers. But the greater the role, the greater the risk, and by relying heavily on telecommunications technologies, enterprises can put their network security at risk.
APCON, a major player in intelligent network monitoring and security support solutions, has released its embedded switch software, which includes a new 40G inter-switch trunk solution to help enterprises support security and performance monitoring tools in the 40G network environment.
It was a busy week in the Session Border Controller sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet. Dialogic BorderNet 2020 Session Border Controller (SBC) will now be a part of cloud and IP-based contact center technologies portfolio from Engage Pty Ltd. (ENGAGE) of Australia.
Dialogic Inc., the Network Fue company, recently announced that its Dialogic BorderNet 2020 Session Border Controller (SBC) will now be a part of cloud and IP-based contact center technologies portfolio from Engage Pty Ltd (ENGAGE) of Australia. With the solution, ENGAGE's clients will be able to connect with their customers anywhere through various mediums.
With VoIP as the future, SIP trunking is starting to play a larger role in telecommunications. But there are still kinks to work out, and not everybody is paying attention to that fact.
OneAccess Networks, a manufacturer of multi-service routers, has entered into a distribution agreement with FONEX data systems, a provider of telecommunications equipment for the metro-edge of service provider networks. This agreement will cater to the managed services delivery requirements for service providers in Canada.
Texas Instruments (TI), a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, released a new pre-production codec for the H.265 video encoding standard, and it is reported to be optimized for TI's TMS320C6678 KeyStone-based multicore digital signal processor (DSP). Based on TI's KeyStone multicore architecture and integrated with eight C66x CorePac DSPs, every TMS320C6678 Multicore Fixed and Floating Point Digital Signal Processor's core is capable of operating at 1.0 to 1.25 GHz, enabling up to 10 GHz.
Telepo announced on Monday that it is powering Tele2's new cloud communication service, which targets all business segments in Sweden. The solution will allow for a consistent and superior user experience across all devices linking mobile applications and modern smartphones with PC and Mac desktops.
The Session Border Control community was active this past week, with news of acquisitions, deployments, updates and growth. Tech Valley Communications led the way when it announced the acquisition of the assets of TelJet Longhaul, LLC.
Ingram Micro (UK) has signed a partnership agreement with Sangoma, a provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both telecom and datacom applications.
On Tuesday, Tech Valley Communications (TVC) announced the acquisition of the assets of TelJet Longhaul LLC. TelJet will continue to operate under its name as a TVC company.
MegaPath, a provider of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services, has selected the Edgewater EdgeMarc 4552 Series enterprise session border controllers (ESBC) and the EdgeView VoIP support system to deliver its business VoIP and data services.
VOD Communications, a Net VX & UX distributor as well as a Quintum TENOR VoIP Solutions provider in South Africa, has come forward to share the key features of Session border controllers (SBCs).
Recently, Sonus Networks revealed the results of a recent Infonetics research report which has placed it ahead of other companies as the fastest growing service provider session border controller (SBC) vendor in 2012.
More businesses are moving toward SIP trunking for an economical and reliable form of communications, according to a new study.
Today, more and more companies are deploying unified communications (UC) technologies in order to keep up with the pace of communications technology growth. In fact, according to some experts, SIP technology is the virtual oil that greases the machine of UC, making it run faster. And at the center of SIP technology is the session border controller (SBC). In order to get the most out of UC technologies, the SBC must play a key role. The SBC market has grown at a rapid rate in recent years and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future as companies look to implement SIP-based UC.
One of the great things about BYOD is how it gives people the freedom to work with whatever device best suits their needs, from wherever they want. However, with the wide range of devices and means of connecting them available, there's still a ton of debate over what works best.
CaribComX, a Dauphin Telecom-led Caribbean partnership, funded by the European agency Interreg Caraibes IV, recently deployed a new voice over IP (VoIP) exchange platform designed and installed by Massachusetts-based systems integrator, Eastwind Communications. CaribComX is utilizing a multi-vendor solution and series of technologies from Acme Packet, Global Convergence Solutions (GCS) and Dialogic.
These days, the VoIP world is changing with the developing technologies in the communications space like BYOD and SIP trunking. So, here is some Session Border Controller news from this week that will help you stay up-to-date on how to better manage and simply your network.
Sangoma Technologies provides hardware and software components for IP communications whether they are needed for telecom or datacom applications. There are several new products being offered by the 29-year-old company that are getting a lot of attention. One of the most interesting offerings is a variety of new session border controllers - three are designed for enterprises and one for carriers. They are either hardware-based or software-based (Virtual Machine).
Companies are always looking to save money, whether on fuel costs, overtime or even telecommunications expenditures. Tech-savvy companies may be well aware that Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) deployments can provide a significant return on investment. These companies have found that moving network traffic from TDM to IP saves a significant amount of money each and every month. The technology also enables productivity and security - especially when deployed in conjunction with a session border controller - and therefore brings a company's telecommunications initiatives into the 21st century.
Centec Networks, a provider of IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced turnkey systems solutions, reportedly expanded its advanced packet-processing chipsets family by unveiling the third-generation switching silicon 'GreatBelt' series. GreatBelt simplifies OEMs' job of building competitive Access and Aggregation systems, targeting Carrier Ethernet and Packet Transport applications along with delivering cost, performance and power advantages.
Provider of next-generation networking solutions, ADTRAN today released a number of enhancements to its NetVanta series portfolio of enterprise-class networking equipment. Specifically, the NetVanta 4430 Series is being upgraded with the enterprise Session Border Control (eSBC) Feature Pack, while the session capabilities of the NetVanta 3430 have now been doubled.
Sigue Corporation, a money transfer company, reportedly deployed GENBAND's QUANTiX Session Border Controller (SBC) to equip its new state-of-the-art data center with advanced SIP Trunking capabilities.
SolveForce, a provider of advanced communications solutions, recently announced its deployment of St. Louis Ethernet services to businesses and in its surrounding cities. With this launch, SolveForce once again has strengthened its position as the most cost-efficient telecom service provider in the region.
It was a busy week in the Session Border Controller sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
Metaswitch Networks, a company specializing in the software that powers a whole new generation of communications services, has recently been honored with 2013 Best VoIP Infrastructure award from the Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA) The company was acknowledged for its Metaswitch Perimeta Session Border Controller at a reception in the House of Commons Members' Dining Room, Palace of Westminster.
As enterprise Unified Communications (UC) grows, session border controllers (SBCs) are playing a key role in helping companies realize interoperability, service quality and security required when implementing multi-vendor Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
Avaya has unveiled the latest release of Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise (SBCE). An increasing number of distributed businesses presently have employees across the world, and are working remotely either from home or while on the go.
More and more companies are taking advantage of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology for their telecommunications needs. SIP deployments can provide a significant return on investment by moving network traffic from expensive TDM to cost-effective IP. In addition, SIP technology helps businesses become more productive by enabling easier communications among workers and, when adding a session border controller to the mix, it also provides a much higher level of security.
Session Initiation Control (SIP) provider Sonus Networks announced that EVOX Trading, an African telecommunications provider, selected Sonus SBC 5200 to expand Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in hard-to-reach areas of Africa.
FooTalk, a free smartphone calling app, has launched a global Facebook calling service. The new upgrade to the existing app will allow FooTalk users to sync with their Facebook profile. This capability lets them call friends and contacts for free anywhere in the world.
Alteva, or the Company (Warwick Valley Telephone Company), was founded in 1902, but that hasn't stopped it from adapting to the latest technology to become a leader in its field. In fact, it only served as a strength, where today, Alteva is a recognized world technology leader in cloud-based unified communications (UC) solutions for businesses of all sizes.
Anyone paying attention to the unified communications market can see that vendors such as Cisco, Avaya and Microsoft are actively pushing companies to adopt the technology. Now that SIP technology is approaching maturity, it makes more sense than ever for companies to deploy UC. But those companies must also be aware of the importance of session border controllers in unified communications for security and compatibility.
Pulse Supply has been in business since 1996, and has continually changed its business model to meet the constant evolution of the technology space. Initially built on addressing data communications and the WAN market, the company now focuses on wireless communications, traditional datacom and VoIP. The company now boasts eight offices across the U.S. and its technically trained salespeople work with businesses of all sizes. I recently had the chance to speak with Michael Banschbach, vice president and co-founder of the company, about the session border controller market from Pulse's point of view.
Two Sonus Networks products, the Sonus SBC 1000 and Sonus SBC 2000, received Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification this week for session border controller (SBC) and survivable branch appliance (SBA) deployments.
Session border controller news is generally thick with possibilities, and the arrival of the 2013 Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona certainly didn't hurt. With a lot of news to go over, our Week in Review coverage is hardly lacking.
RHUB Communications, Inc. is adding to its flagship line of Web conferencing and remote support appliances. TurboMeeting 5.0 is a new high-capacity, integrated audio conferencing system, allowing users to conduct VoIP and PSTN audio conferences with thousands of participants from both Mac and PC computers. TurboMeeting 5.0 offers high-quality audio conferencing with enterprise-class capacity.
These days, more and more business are looking to leverage SIP trunking technology to usher in next generation of communications and collaboration. But, while many early adopters and fast followers have reaped the benefits of the technology in the past few years, it has yet to catch on with the majority of businesses. Some companies probably know little about the technology, and many are likely unaware that, in addition to technological benefits, the deployment of a SIP trunk can actually save a great deal of money for a business.
British Telecommunications plc, one of the world's premier providers of communications services and solutions, has recently opted for GENBAND's SMART EDGE IP Exchange solution.
Italtel is supporting mobile operators, private enterprises and public administration with a Competence Center on Mobile. The company is showcasing this facility along with its other products and solutions for the wireless and wireline industry at the ongoing Mobile Word Congress 2013.
Italtel has unveiled NetMatch-S, a session border controller, which aims to address the requirements of service providers and enterprises in the arena of sophisticated IP communications and easy All-IP alteration. All the essential features required for ascertaining IP-based sessions among different networks are offered by NetMatch-S.
As IP communication technology has become more and more prevalent in business, people have learned about the necessity for session border controllers in their VoIP and UC deployments. It seems that each and every week there is a great deal of news in the session border controller space, and this week was no different. Let's check out some of the top stories from the past few days.
Recently, Infonetics Research announced its vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its Q4 2012 and FY 2012 Service Provider Routers and Switches report. Global IP edge and core router and carrier Ethernet switch revenue reportedly increased by 12 percent to $3.8 billion, compared to the previous quarter.
Real estate companies and agents heavily depend on telecom networks to communicate with perspective customers and pursue leads. Any disruption and gap in communication can significantly damage business. Houlihan Lawrence, a New York-based real estate broker, has deployed Mushroom Networks' Truffle appliances across its 25 branch offices and corporate headquarters, to implement cost-effective and time-saving telecom solutions.
Westcon Group has announced that it is the first value-added distributor (VAD) worldwide to achieve Microsoft's Partner Network Gold Communications competency.
It's been a busy week in the session border controller space, with lots of news from SBC expert Sonus and with experts trying to absorb the big news about Oracle's acquisition of Acme Packet. Let's take a look at some of the top stories.
Ibercom has entered into a strategic association with Sonus Networks Inc. Ibercom can now facilitate enterprise SIP trunking and offer SIP interconnect to carrier associates, as Sonus Session Border Controller or SBC 5200 will be used to safeguard its VoIP border. Ibercom's development plans to provide mobile voice network services to its 20,000 subscribers across Spain will also be ably supported by Sonus.
They say a rising tide lifts all boats and often, when there is big news in one corner of an industry, it is a good sign for the rest of the space. This definitely holds true for Oracle's recent acquisition of Acme Packet. It sends a clear signal that IP communications, SIP trunks and session border controllers are the inevitable wave of the future in telecommunications. Other companies in the space, like Sonus Networks, AudioCodes and others should see this transaction as a sign of good things to come.
In a bid to accelerate the deployment of hosted, cloud-based, communication services, service providers are looking for reliable and integrated solutions that deliver cost savings and new revenue opportunities through cloud-based unified communications (UC). This is being made possible through a partnership between BroadSoft, Inc. and Sonus Networks, both of which share a commitment to provide customers with seamlessly integrated network components, noted officials.
Very often, the first iteration of a trend sets the stage for what is to come. According to Aashu Virmani, senior director of strategy and business development at Sonus Networks, experts in session border controllers, we are about to enter phase 2.0 of SIP trunking. And, in preparation for this new frontier of IP communications, Sonus has deepened its partnership with BroadSoft with an eye toward positioning both companies for the future.
As snow barrels down on the New England area, those of us who are affected are ready to settle down on our couches with a cup of hot cocoa and plenty of news to read. And for anyone who follows the session border controller space, it's been a week full of interesting stories. Here are some of the highlights from the past week.
Sonus Networks, Inc. has published a new report, which shows that more and more companies are adapting Unified Communications (UC) and the market for these solution remains strong.
In business, partnerships are extremely important. Strategic relationships between successful companies are mutually beneficial, helping increase market share, profitability and reach. The latest such partnership in the unified communications space is between session border controller expert Sonus Networks and UC expert BroadSoft.
Technological adoption is, in many ways, like a snowball. At first, it's just a few flakes getting together, but once there is enough momentum built up, it sweeps down the hill, growing in size and speed until everyone is clinging to it, along for the wild ride. This is certainly true with the unified communications trend, as it has gone past the early adopters phase and is now gaining real traction in the enterprise market.
This week in Session Border Controller news, TMC announced ACME Packet as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product if the Year Award winner. ACME Packet, a provider of session delivery solutions, was recognized for its Net-Net 6300 session delivery platform. The Net-Net 6300 is designed to deliver the most trusted service to the most advanced and largest IP communication networks.
The Indian market will soon be getting a versatile and redesigned wireless modem router that is reliable, efficient and cost-effective, thanks to Edimax Technology. The AR-7186WnA/B wireless modem router has specifically been designed for the Indian market and comes with wireless 802.11n speeds of up to 15 Mbps which makes it a perfect fit for homes and businesses looking for an efficient and low cost networking system.
DIGITALK, a vendor of Carrier, Consumer and Mobile platforms and applications to wholesale communications providers worldwide, recently launched SBC VoIP Peering Release 4, the latest version of the carrier routing platform. The new version comes with features like Wholesale Billing, simple release mapping configuration to accommodate distinct carrier signalling requirements, and greater control over customer call rate limits.
Enterprise solutions sessions are under way at ITEXPO Miami, kicking off with a panel discussion about enterprise session border controllers (ESBC). Jeff Dworkin, director of marketing at Sangoma, Alan Percy, senior director of Strategic Marketing for AudioCodes, Rob Popovic, director of Enterprise Marketing at Acme Packet, David Tipping, vice president and general manager of Sonus Networks and Dave Martin, vice president marketing at Edgewater Networks, joined together for the session titled, "Why Your Enterprise Network Needs an SBC" to discuss the pros, cons, challenges, deployment options and differentiators between SBCs in the enterprise market.
As temperatures are rapidly cooling off across the northern part of the United States, things are heating up in the session border controller space. There were a number of big stories this week about saving money with IP communications, predicting the future of the marketplace and more.
USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company, launched the USR4204 Courier Console Server & Power Hybrid, a critical back-up business solution that provides remote access for up to 4 console ports and control of up to 2 power ports over a single modem connection.
The DSC market has strong potential for future growth, according to a new report by Exact Ventures, which indicates that the Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) market in 2012 grew more than ten-fold as compared to the growth in 2011.This projected growth in the DSC market is largely attributed to the growth in LTE subscriptions.
Columbus International has picked SeaWell Networks' Spectrum solution which will be integrated into "Flow" Columbus" cable franchise in the Caribbean.
Touted as a VoIP service provider that matches its next generation services with an even higher level of customer service, GLOBALINX provides a robust portfolio that encompasses wholesale services, business services and residential services alike. Whether you are looking to measure up to increasing customer demands and supply these clients with telecom services or you are just looking to start a business and need a reliable and intuitive platform that will keep you connected with employees and consumers, the company has multiple options that can go above and beyond the needs of virtually any company.
Like so many other types of companies, communications service providers (CSPs) are looking for strong cost cutting measures that will keep them profitable in the face of intense competition and global instability. One major way that CSPs are honing their budgets is by taking expenses like software products and professional services out of capex and into opex.
2013 is already shaping up to be an exciting year in the session border controller space. It was a fairly eventful week, so let's take a look back at some of the top headlines and stories from the past few days, shall we?
At its annual Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Juniper Networks, a key player in the computer networking space and a strong Cisco rival, unveiled a new partner strategy, introducing significant enhancements to its Partner Advantage program. Launched at last year's conference, the Partner Advantage program now includes more than 12,000 partners, and was designed to enable partners to deliver a range of value-added services across the entire infrastructure for improved efficiency, incremental revenue and unmatched customer loyalty.
DSP Group has been making VoIP chipsets for a number of years. Over that period of time, it has worked with several companies in the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) sector. The company has just announced its latest offering, the next-generation DVF99 which has been added to a growing list of voice processors in the XciteR VoIP family. This chip was specifically developed for Tier 1 enterprise telephony OEMs and is heralding the next generation of ATA SoCs in the IP Phone business market.
Unified Communications has been slow to take off due to some businesses being a bit wary because of the potential high costs and risks to security. With most businesses throughout the world relying heavily on video-conferencing, instant messaging, and presence-based router, 2013 will usher in even more unified communications.
According to the recently published report from Ofcom, "The Consumer Experience of 2012," VoIP awareness in the UK has risen by almost 3 percent from the previous year. However, the report also reveals low usage statistics, with only 29 percent of the 2,000 people questioned using such service.
2013 is finally kicking into high gear, and that means that there's a wealth of communications and technology news out there. One space that had a lot of news this week was the session border controller space. Let's check out some of the highlights of the past few days.
Provider of communications solutions Tadiran Telecom has announced the general availability of Aeonix, a unified communications (UC) and collaboration solution.
Ikanos, a Fremont, Calif.-based company providing broadband semiconductor and software products, has extended its lead in triple play network technology with a new chip, the Fusiv Vx185-HP, designed for home gateways.
On January 9th, 2013, private business communications provider Avaya announced that it had reached a deal with the city of Taylor, Michigan to integrate an Avaya network and communications solution to "reduce annual information technology costs and improve the service it delivers to local residents."