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TelcoBridges Delivers Downloadable, Subscription-Based vSBC

May 16, 2017

TelcoBridges (News - Alert), a provider of SBCs and VoIP gateways, has come out with a virtualized session border controller that is available on a subscription basis. Called Virtual Tsbc, this session border controller can handle up to 60,000 concurrent SIP sessions on VoIP networks.

TelcoBridges says this downloadable solution is the industry’s first subscription-based virtual SBC from a brand name manufacturer. However, there are many companies that offer virtualized session border controllers. That includes AudioCodes with its Mediant Virtual Edition Session Border Controller, Dialogic (News - Alert) with the virtualized version of its BorderNet SBC, and GENBAND with its various virtualized SBCs. Metaswitch was early to virtualization, with its Perimeta SBC. Sangoma (News - Alert) offers a vSBC. And the list goes on.

As for the Virtual Tsbc from TelcoBridges, it supports management tools for configuration, monitoring, and provisioning. Its machine to machine interface uses a RESTful JSON API for integration with carriers’ operational support systems.

Session border controllers were one of the first targets for telecommunications equipment suppliers as they began work to virtual network functions. And virtual customer premises equipment is poised for strong growth over the next five years, according to Stratistics MRC.

The firm anticipates the global vCPE space, which was worth $347.41 million in 2015, will experience a compound annual growth rate of 38.1 percent between then and 2022. Key players in the vCPE space, according to the firm, include Arista Networks, Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. Dell Inc., Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, International Business Machines Corp., Juniper Networks (News - Alert) Inc., NEC Corp., and Versa Networks.

Martina Kurth, research director for Gartner, said in an interview last year, “What will the return on investment and the associated revenue potential for new virtualized services be? SDN and NFV can drive robust revenue from new digital services and service enhancements (such as on-demand virtual VPN services for enterprises) as well as enabling CSPs to access entirely new services and markets. This potential will be achieved through the greatly increased levels of operational efficiency, agility and service innovation that the new technologies bring.”

Edited by Alicia Young
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