How do SBCs limit call traffic? FAQ #4 of 10

Here’s question #4 from our “Session Border Controllers – TOP 10 FAQ” webinar, the 10 most frequently asked questions about SBCs. This video asks and answers the question how do SBCs limit call traffic?

Watch the full TOP 10 FAQ video here: https://youtu.be/f3JTrz0dcr8

Can an SBC help stop Robocallers? FAQ #3 of 10

Here’s question #3 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 an SBC help stop Robocallers?

Watch the full TOP 10 FAQ video here: https://youtu.be/f3JTrz0dcr8

How does an SBC detect and defend against DOS/DDOS attacks? FAQ #2 of 10

Here’s question #2 from our “Session Border Controllers – TOP 10 FAQ” webinar, the 10 most frequently asked questions about SBCs. This video asks and answers the question how does an SBC detect and defend against DOS/DDOS attacks?

Watch the full TOP 10 FAQ video here: https://youtu.be/f3JTrz0dcr8

FAQ# 1 of 10 – What’s the difference between an SBC and a SIP Proxy?

Here’s question #1 from our “Session Border Controllers – TOP 10 FAQ” webinar, the 10 most frequently asked questions about SBCs. This video asks and answers the question what’s the difference between an SBC and a SIP Proxy?

Watch the full TOP 10 FAQ video here: https://youtu.be/f3JTrz0dcr8

How did we get here?

by Alan Percy, TelcoBridges

Here we are in 2019:

  • Our kids don’t know how to use a rotary phone or what long-distance calling means
  • More than 40% of international telephone calls are completed via Skype
  • Whatsapp dominates the international mobile-to-mobile calling market
  • “Facetiming” someone has nothing to do with actually being in the same room
  • Nearly all NEW telecommunications equipment and software sales depend on an IP-based infrastructure.

What happened?  Our legacy telecommunications industry has been disrupted!

Continue reading How did we get here?

SIPNOC 2018 – The Robocall Summit

By Alan Percy, TelcoBridges

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.

(If you are not familiar with STIR/SHAKEN – take a listen to the tutorial found on YouTube here) Continue reading SIPNOC 2018 – The Robocall Summit

The Battle against Robocallers Gets Teeth – Round 4

By Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing, TelcoBridges

The battle to stop illegal robocalling is about to get teeth with introduction this week of the TRACED Act, introduced as a bill to the US Senate by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass) Continue reading The Battle against Robocallers Gets Teeth – Round 4

SBC vs. SIP Server – What is the difference?

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?

The State of Robocalling – a discussion with Eric Burger, FCC

by Harry Wakefield, Marketing Communications, TelcoBridges

TelcoBridges executives were in Chicago this week for the 2018 IIT RTC Conference and Expo. Our own Alan Percy sat down and recorded a podcast with FCC Chief Technology Officer Eric Burger, discussing one of our favourite subjects, robocalling fraud and actions the FCC is taking to protect consumers.


Listen at: https://youtu.be/nUTA2m1Chnk Continue reading The State of Robocalling – a discussion with Eric Burger, FCC