The Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC) has been released for general availability (GA); it is a high-performance platform with the capacity to manage up to 150,000 sessions with security, media and transcoding features. The system is designed to support such services as high-definition (HD) voice, video, Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Services (RCS). Since its trial introduction in February 2014, the platform has been chosen by several tier-one service providers, according to the Sonus announcement.
In addition, Release 4.1, also now in GA, spans the Sonus SBC 5000 Series, the SBC SWe and the SBC 7000, so customers don’t have to maintain different release versions in a mixed Sonus SBC environment.
David Tipping, vice president and general manager of SBC Business at Sonus, commented in a statement saying, “Enabling real-time, multimedia communications across Cloud and mobile environments requires new levels of scale, interoperability, intelligence and security – all of which we are committed to addressing for service providers and large enterprises. The SBC 7000 is purpose-built to handle these demands in a seamless, scalable manner.”
Sonus has also introduced new software and hardware enhancements to other devices in its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio. The features are designed to simplify the ability to scale and increase session and port capacity on the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 using a license key, removing the need for technician-assisted installation of additional hardware. With the upgrades, customers can now add capacity in a matter of minutes.
Tipping also commented on the new features, “With Release 3.2 of the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, service providers and resellers can meet customer demand more rapidly, remove unneeded operational friction, and ensure investment protection on behalf of their customers.”