Enterprise Connect News Highlights, Part 1

With dozens of UC-related announcements coming out of the Enterprise Connect conference being held this week in Orlando, today we’ll focus on news highlights from One Source Networks, Sonus, and Twilio.

One Source Networks (OSN), a global UC and managed cloud services provider targeting large enterprises, announced Cloud Lync Enterprise. The service is a managed offer that provides the feature functionality of a premises-based Lync environment delivered as a cloud-based service. Cloud Lync Enterprise collaboration features include videoconferencing, IM and presence, as well as full Enterprise Voice calling capabilities with PSTN connectivity. In April 2014, OSN’s SIP Trunking solution was qualified for Microsoft Lync 2013.

The service is currently available in North America and planned for international deployment in mid-2015. Gina Nomellini, CMO at One Source Networks said in a statement that “Cloud Lync Enterprise is available in three architectures to accommodate the most stringent reliability requirements, and is backed by a comprehensive, industry-leading SLA that guarantees uptime and responsiveness.”

Sonus unveiled its virtualized Sonus WebRTC Services Solution designed to bridges disparate domains of WebRTC and traditional Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks, enabling real-time communications that are accessible with any browser.

The Sonus WebRTC Gateway is a core element of the WebRTC Services Solution, allowing embedded JavaScript applications in the browser to interact and establish WebRTC sessions while also providing advanced SIP interworking capabilities.

The gateway’s SIP interworking capabilities maintain WebRTC user registration and routing, also performing user authentication along with policy and session management for web-to-web and web–to-SIP sessions. Sonus Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are also integral to the solution.

Twilio has announced that its Elastic SIP Trunking is now generally available.   Twilio is one of the largest consumers of carrier interconnections in the world, currently interconnected with 3,200 carriers around the world.

In his blog, Al Cook, Twilio’s Product Marketing Director said that the “Elastic SIP Trunking takes our core carrier connectivity that we’ve spent years building and unbundles it from the rest of our product stack. You can provision a SIP trunk on demand, through the portal or the API, with inbound numbers in over 50 countries. Instead of months to deploy, it takes seconds.”

Cook continued, saying that “we’re adding several security-focused features, which we’re rolling out in phases, including encrypted media (SRTP), dedicated connections (MPLS) and emergency services calling (E911).”

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