Can I use an SBC to perform load balancing? FAQ #6 of 10

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?

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

What is topology hiding? Why do you need it? FAQ #5 of 10

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?

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

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

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

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

FreeSBC takes to the Cloud on AWS

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:

  1. 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.
  2. FreeSBC PRO-edition – offered as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with all the PRO-edition features and standard support for $1/session/year
  3. 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.

Register for the live event today at:  https://www2.telcobridges.com/FreeSBConAWS

For more information on FreeSBC, visit www.freesbc.com