December 05, 2013
Mavenir Unveils Software-based Session Border Control for Wireless Applications
By Jayashree Adkoli
Many enterprises around the globe are utilizing session border controllers (SBCs) to enable SIP trunking, interconnect disparate systems, and build deeper levels of security into voice networks.
With its entry into the VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) world, the global enterprise SBC market is forecasted to grow at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the coming years, reports Infonetics Research (News - Alert) in one of its reports.
Cashing in on this trend, software-based communications solutions provider Mavenir Systems has rolled-out a new software-based SBC solution tailor-made for wireless applications.
Many mobile operators worldwide are planning to commercially launch Voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) services in early 2014, say sources.
Catering to the rising demands for mobility, scalability and quality of service in the VoLTE and RCS services arena, Mavenir’s new SBC offering provides comprehensive suite of standards-defined wireless functions required to launch these VoLTE and RCS services.
Generally, conventional SBCs are not ideal for the varied traffic models, such as new IP-based wireless services, as these SBCs are based on purpose built hardware and designed for VoIP in enterprise and fixed networks.
Unlike conventional SBCs, Mavenir’s new SBC is a software-based, carrier grade solution, which can be implemented on cloud-based infrastructures using network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined network (SDN) technologies.
In addition, the new SBCs architecture provides the flexibility required to adapt to the varied traffic models that these IP-based services impose on mobile operator networks. It can be deployed for either Access or Interconnect SBC use cases, with complete support for VoLTE and RCS deployments, said officials with Mavenir in a statement.
“We believe that as VoLTE and RCS services are launched and carriers start peering at the IP layer, the demand will increase and traffic will grow,” said Pardeep Kohli, president and chief executive officer, Mavenir Systems (News - Alert). “Our next generation SBC is built for wireless services and mobility, and is basically redefining Border Control.”
Mavenir’s software-based SBC solution is part of the company’s suite of end-to-end IMS-based solutions. Currently, it is in trials with operators in Europe and US.
Edited by Ryan Sartor