Sonus unveiled its latest Session Border Controller (SBC) software today, with new features designed to enhance interworking, multimedia capabilities, and collaboration platforms. Sonus also announced separately that it has completed interoperability testing with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks.
The Sonus SBC software upgrades expand video support, offering interoperability between H.323 and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) protocols on the Sonus SBC 5000 Series, SBC 7000 and SBC SWe. The latest release also enables video pass-through on the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 SBCs so that users can initiate and receive SIP-based video calls. In addition, Sonus’ end-to-end SBC portfolio can be fully managed and configured using the Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interface (API.) On the services side, Sonus’ Global Services portfolio now offer Real-Time Communications Monitoring as a Service, helping customers address and avoid potential network issues.
Sonus’ interoperability testing with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks is now completed with the full Sonus SBC portfolio. The interoperability is designed to help service providers accelerate their hosted multimedia and Unified Communications (UC) services deployments. BroadSoft also noted in the announcement that it is deploying Sonus SBCs for access and peering as part of its BroadCloud managed services offer.
Earlier this month, Sonus announced other portfolio upgrades that include virtualized software editions of Sonus’ centralized policy and routing engine and diameter signaling controller. The latest provision for virtualization in the Sonus portfolio is part of the company’s multi-phased virtualization strategy. The Sonus PSX SWe and DSC SWe offer service provider and enterprise support for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) with technology designed to scale cloud-based real-time communications delivery. Sonus’ portfolio already includes virtualized SBC solutions with the SBC SWe.