Session Border Controller Week in Review
It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
Though still evolving, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is poised to provide many benefits and is predicted to be very lucrative. One recent estimate predicts the SDN market will reach $3 billion by 2016, according to Mike Banic (News - Alert), vice president of networking at Hewlett-Packard. In addition, SDN apps will reach $670 million in three years, HP adds. In response, HP has launched 10 new routers to support the OpenFlow SDN standard. It also is offering an SDN App Store and an SDN developer kit.
In addition, session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking is rapidly gaining ground, especially at the enterprise level, as a way to bring in more communications options. Bringing in SIP trunking by itself won't automatically drop expenses, boost productivity and impact the bottom line. No, it's all about the use of technology that offers the potential for improved results, and there are some things to consider before even setting out on the path of SIP trunking.
Also, recently on Sonus’ blog, the company’s principal product manager, Ingrid Tremblay, brought up a good point: WebRTC doesn’t replace any existing technology. This might not seem like a significant revelation, but it’s actually rare these days for a completely new, innovative game-changer to hit the market. This is the case with WebRTC. Sonus knows this. Indeed, Nancy Maluso (News - Alert), vice president for communication applications at Sonus, earlier this year said in an interview with TMC that WebRTC has enabled “simpler ways to communicate through a common tool — the browser.”
It was reported too how Cirpack, a provider of telephony softswitch and Session Border Controller (SBC) for operators, and Centile, a provider of Unified Communications (News - Alert) platforms for fixed and mobile operators, have signed a partnership agreement designed to enhance their respective portfolio by integrating each other’s solutions. Cirpack’s Softswitch and Session Border Controller (SBC) products are used by more than 150 telecom operators, ISPs, ASPs and integrators worldwide.