Session Border Controller Week in Review
It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
Net1 is installing Session Border Controllers from Metaswitch Networks Ltd. Net1 is a provider of payment solutions and transaction processing services across multiple industries. The company is preparing to introduce its voice services in different locations and the expansion required more performance, reliability and protection from its session border controllers. After a thorough evaluation, Net1 selected Perimeta session border controllers from Metaswitch Networks.
In another story, Synaptics has added a line of single-layer touch controller solutions to its family of ClearPad devices. The selection comes as manufacturers are looking for ways to provide less expensive devices with advanced touch technology solutions to enhance user experiences.
Rachel Ramsey reported how Cohen Research Group found that 44 percent of enterprises have at least a quarter of their workforce operating solely using a mobile phone. Also, 25 percent of IT decision makers predict desk phones will be displaced by mobile phones within two years. This comes as session border controllers, with their ability to manage VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) communications, are only going to be used more and more in the next few years. Cloud-based technologies and VoIP are simply too popular for any other outcome.
Also, Sonus Networks has invested more than half a billion dollars in VoIP research and development and leveraged industry standards to make its access platforms open to partners.