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Sonus Discusses What's New in SBCs, Strategy

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January 28, 2014

Sonus Discusses What's New in SBCs, Strategy

By Paula Bernier
Executive Editor, TMC

Sonus was at ITEXPO (News - Alert) today, talking about what’s new with its session border controller solutions.

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As for Sonus, it recently announced some enhancements to its SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 solutions, explained David Sauerhaft, director of product line management at the company. The enhancements address management features, including tweaks to the REST interface for easier provisioning to simplify deployments.

The solution is integrated with the Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync QoE server, which enables it to collect information on the trunk side of the SBC and report that to the Microsoft QoE server, Sauerhaft explained. As a result, the user now gets a complete picture of the quality of the SIP trunk, and the system feeds that to the QoE server, which looks at jitter, delay, R-value (which is similar to a MoS score), and packet loss. As a result, users can carry out easier troubleshooting, and if they’re building out a Microsoft environment that ties in other applications, they can do quality control on those apps as well.

In other recent news from Sonus, the company in November introduced a software edition of its SBC running on VMware. You may also remember that Sonus recently announced plans to acquire DIAMETER solution provider Performance Technologies (News - Alert) Inc. However, because that deal has not yet closed, Sauerhaft was unable to discuss that development.

Nevertheless, Sauerhaft said that Sonus is now the largest independent SBC provider and is providing the infrastructure to enable real-time communications in the cloud environment.

“That means routing, it means enabling disparate systems to communicate with each other, and finally it’s a security element as well,” he said. “That points to the direction we’re headed in the future.”

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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