The traditional model used to sell telecommunications infrastructure required a significant up-front capital expenditure (CAPEX) with life-long software and hardware maintenance expenses. This is a real challenge for the emerging cloud communications service providers, many of which are starting from scratch.
Universal CPE and Virtual Network Functions are seeing explosive growth in popularity with service providers, delivering SD-WAN and SIP Trunking to their multi-site enterprise customers. Our most recent monthly webinar “uCPE and VNFs Explained” describes what’s under the covers and how they work.
Delivering services to retail stores, branch offices and other locations has traditionally resulted in a stack of networking devices in the facility network closet. You know you’ve found the right closet when faced with a stack of a network termination devices (cable, ethernet or optical terminal), a router, a firewall, VPN security, and network switch, all fixed-function devices interconnected by a tangle of ethernet cables. If you are lucky, the whole combination was installed by a pro using a 19 inch rack and carefully organized cables. Most likely not.
Downloaded FreeSBC and wondering what your options are for help? Luc Morissette, Director of Customer Support explains the support resources that are available to FreeSBC users. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/2qA07Dgs2Rc.
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
The SIP Network Operators Conference meeting was held in Herndon, VA this last week, bringing together roughly 100 service providers, suppliers and government regulators. This year’s conference allocated one entire day to dig deeper into the #1 issue in telecommunications – Illegal Robocalling.
The magnitude and urgency of solving the issue was reinforced by keynote presentations from both Eric Berger, CTO of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Ian Scott, Chairman and CEO at the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Both presentation implored the service providers and their suppliers to move quickly to fully deploy the STIR/SHAKEN framework by the end of 2019.
by Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing at TelcoBridges
The question came early and often during our participation at Astricon 2018 in Orlando. “What’s the difference between an SBC and a SIP Server like Kamailio or OpenSIPs?” Reminding us that in our world of telecom jargon, sometimes we need to stop and explain what we are talking about. Continue reading SBC vs. SIP Server – What is the difference?
by Alan D. Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing
As a greater range of communications applications are migrating to the cloud, there is a greater need for affordable cloud-hosted session border controller network services. To answer this need, TelcoBridges recently announced that the company’s FreeSBC session border controller software is now available on Amazon Web Services. Offering feature-rich services comparable to native bare-metal installations and virtualized platforms, the AWS Amazon Machine Image (AMI), provides core network security, interoperability and media services for service providers and enterprises.
Across the industry, cloud-based communications is on a steady growth trend. As application architects piece together their solutions using cloud-bases services, it makes sense to have an affordable SBC to provide security, interoperability and media services.
Greg Collins at Exact Ventures forecasts that by 2022 nearly 75% of all session border controller shipments will be cloud-based
Luc Morissette, Director of Customer Support at TelcoBridges will be joining me for a live webinar on Tuesday, September 25th to deliver an overview of the new FreeSBC on AWS offer, covering the capabilities, limitations and demonstrating the activation process.
During the webinar we explain the three distinct offerings, including:
FreeSBC on AWS as a fully hosted offering – making testing and evaluation much easier for prospective customers, allowing evaluation without dedicating a VM or hardware servers.
FreeSBC PRO-edition – offered as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with all the PRO-edition features and standard support for $1/session/year
FreeSBC free-edition – offered as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) without support
The session will wrap up by putting a spotlight on the many use cases, showing how hosted contact centers, hosted Unified Communications and traditional telephony services will benefit from cloud-based FreeSBC.