Session Border Controller Week in Review
It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
As Rachel Ramsey reported, IDC predicts that there will be 10 million telecommuters in the United States by the end of 2013. Organizations need to embrace these remote workers and learn to monitor productivity while also securing networks and data. Also, another trend is how cloud and Unified Communications (News - Alert) (UC) are changing business communications and operations. There are a lot of questions and challenges when it comes to virtualization and UC. How do you empower end users with flexibility, but still maintain security? How can you optimize your network, but keep costs down? On Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 12 p.m. Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research, and David Tipping, vice president and general manager of Sonus SBC Business, will discuss how virtualization meets today’s most challenging mission-critical workloads by delivering better scale and utilization while lowering hardware costs and operating expenses in a webinar, “Three Keys to UC Virtualization.”
In addition, Taqua, a supplier of next-generation fixed and mobile switching systems and convergence applications, has selected Adax to improve its small cell core network. Taqua has deployed the Adax Signaling Gateway (News - Alert) as part of its small cell infrastructure.
In another story, iHub has selected GENBAND’s mobile Smart Office and Smart Edge session security solutions. The solutions will be used with EXPERiUS Application Server and CONTiNUUM C20 Call Session Controller.
It was reported, too, how a recent test has proven that Oracle can let large communications service providers (CSPs) scale service delivery infrastructure with the release of its Acme Packet (News - Alert) Net-Net 6300. Introduced in late 2012, Net-Net 6300 lets users solve issues related to the increasing complexity and volume of session traffic. The test was conducted by the Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications Lab and the results were validated by Current Analysis (News - Alert).
And it was reported that the Unified Communications (UC) market is predicted to reach $61.9 billion by 2017, and is growing at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15 percent. Given this growth, it is of interest how Sonus Networks, a provider of SIP-based communications and session border controller solutions, was recently recognized for its innovative communications products with the 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for the third consecutive year. TMC and the editors of CUSTOMER and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazines selected Sonus for its SBC 5100, a Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync-qualified, scalable session border controller for medium and large enterprises and small service providers.