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Recently, Infonetics Research staged a survey that provided some insight on the concept of session border controller (SBC) deployment, and while there was plenty of information contained in that survey, the centerpiece of the affair came from a discussion of the best strategy to use in terms of deployment.

The CenterStage NX Series from OKI (News - Alert) is a line of communications servers created for large-scale carriers to serve as a foundation for Next Generation Network (NGN) services. The excellent performance, capacity, and dependability of every product that wears the CenterStage NX badge provides the ability to meet the strict requirements of the NGN networks. These networks consist of the next-generation social infrastructure.

SIP communications provider Sonus Networks today made a major change to its management team, appointing Serge Adam as vice president of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Adam will be responsible for sales, marketing and service in the EMEA region, which he has more than 20 years experience dealing with, while also overseeing day-to-day operations in the area.

Acme Packet, a major player in session delivery network solutions, has made additions to its senior sales team. The company has appointed Paul Wilson as vice president for APAC sales, and Vin La Rocca as vice president for North American enterprise sales.

For large yet geographically separated divisions of an enterprise, the ability to seamlessly integrate various networks and devices through third party bridges and gateways is key. When organizations are forced to first adjust either the networks or the devices in order to allow them to interact, it can be catastrophic in terms of both efficiency and productivity lost to a firm.

Sonus Networks has plans to roll out a pair of new session border controllers, the SBC 1000 and the SBC 2000. While this by itself would be impressive enough news for those familiar with the Sonus Networks lineup of hardware, this new set of offerings boasts a little something extra - the first branch appliances to offer qualification on Microsoft Lync 2013.

Recently, Infonetics Research released a few bits from its newest report, Enterprise Session Border Controllers, which examined both the current market for session border controllers and the likely future market of same to come. While there were several interesting conclusions released from the report, perhaps the most interesting is just who's top of the heap when it comes to the enterprise session border controller market.

Companies can measure their success in a number of ways: sales, acquisitions, growth, etc. But every once in a while it is nice to be noticed by an independent group and recognized as an industry leader. Such is the case with Sonus, which was named to the "Leaders" Quadrant in Gartner's recent "Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers" report.

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