By David Duffett, dCAP and Lead Trainer at Let the Geek Speak
Q: When is an SBC not an SBC?
A: When the SBC in question is not just an SBC!
And this is precisely the case with FreeSBC from TelcoBridges…
I was delighted when Alan Percy (CMO at TelcoBridges, and a long-time industry colleague and friend) gave me the opportunity to try out FreeSBC and to see what use I might put it to with a media engine and call-processing platform like Asterisk, and to write up my experiences…
Palau is an archipelago small nation in the western Pacific Ocean, made up of roughly 340 islands across an area of 466 square kilometers. An independent nation since the 1981, Palau is governed as a presidential republic and home to more than 21,000 people.
The limited population, expansive geography and the remoteness of the island nation has made serving the residents of Palau and their tourist guests with telecommunications services especially difficult. Because of the diverse geography, the island has depended on VHF wireless radios and pre-paid GSM telephone service as the dominant communications technologies.
Thanks to a new submarine fiberoptic cable, the island nation now enjoys connectivity to the outside world. But, how would the mobile operators of the island enable voice calling to the rest of the world? FreeSBC to the rescue.
A new case study on Palau Telecom tells the story – you can read it here
Our “ProSBC – An Introduction and Closer Look” webinar, where we present the new features, pricing and anticipated use cases for our new pay-as-you-go, feature-rich ProSBC is now on YouTube. Watch it here:
An Interesting keynote this week from Fortinet’s CEO, Ken Xie sharing that we’re entering the fourth stage of network evolution, requiring greater intelligence closer to the edge. Xie predicts that the next round of major innovations will be at the edge. We agree. Continue reading Will the Edge Eat the Cloud?
For a show that started many years ago focused on PBXs and enterprise telephony, things sure have changed at Enterprise Connect.
Collaboration Developments – Probably the biggest take away from the annual enterprise communications event is the increasing penetration of cloud-based web collaboration and the introduction to AI-powered cognitive capabilities. We’ve had auto-focus on cameras and automatic pan and crop for a few years, but the makers of web conferencing used the event to show some huge leaps forward:
Microsoft Teams Gets Smart – Lori Wright’s keynote demonstrated new AI capabilities in Microsoft Teams that drew audible gasps from the audience with a feature that allow conference participants to see through presenters and see whiteboard content that would otherwise be hidden. Other features included using proximity to automatically detect meeting organizers entering rooms, background image replacement and real-time translating / transcribing of live events. All are important new capabilities that will be built-in to enterprise Office365 subscriptions and accelerate adoption from Skype for Business and other competitive platforms. Continue reading Entering the Era of Cognitive Collaboration at Enterprise Connect 2019
No topic has generated as much interest, consumer complaints, and coordinated technical hurdles in telecommunications as the problem with illegal robocalling and the associated fraud. We were astounded by the response to our “How To” webinar held in February, by far the most registrations, attendees and questions. With more than 137 questions in the queue at the end of the session, we thought it best to organize a follow-up, taking time to analyze the list of questions and come up with a TOP 10 FAQ. Thanks for joining us as we work through the STIR/SHAKE Frequently Asked questions!
Here’s question #6 from our “Session Border Controllers – TOP 10 FAQ” webinar, the 10 most frequently asked questions about SBCs. This video asks and answers the question can I use an SBC to perform load balancing?
Here’s question #5 from our “Session Border Controllers – TOP 10 FAQ” webinar, the 10 most frequently asked questions about SBCs. This video asks and answers the questions what is topology hiding, and why do you need it?