Sonus Networks has announced today that the Sonus Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe) will be part of a joint project with HP at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona demonstrating how delivery of Cloud based Unified Communications (UC) and Rich Communications Services (RCS) can be accelerated through virtualisation.
Sonus and HP will demonstrate the Virtual Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS) use case, by enabling service providers to virtualise enterprise customer premise equipment (CPE) on service providers’ virtual networks so that enterprises can consume the resources they require as virtual services. As network functions are virtualised, this demonstration will show that the typical base of dedicated hardware appliances normally used by network operators is no longer required. Consequently, scalability and customisation of real time communications features and services such as UC or RCS become easier to implement across the network.
The portability and flexibility of the SBC SWe makes it an ideal choice for service providers that have invested in virtualisation technology, prefer pre packaged “solutions in a box,” require remote network deployments or want to expand opportunities into new geographic markets where deploying a hardware solution would be impractical or cost prohibitive.
“By collaborating with HP, Sonus is accelerating the mainstream offering of NFV enabled SBC technology that delivers the session intelligence, interworking and security to realise Cloud based real time communications,” said Kevin Riley, chief technology officer, Sonus. “Sonus is enabling service providers to open new revenue opportunities through efficient, scalable Cloud based service delivery of advanced click to connect type services for voice, video and collaboration.”
“Communications service providers, facing increasing competition from over the top providers, are turning to virtualisation of core networks and network functions to accelerate innovation and launch new services faster and with less expense,” said Werner Schaefer, vice president, Network Functions Virtualisation, HP. “Our work with Sonus demonstrates how the delivery of Cloud based real time communications features and services become easier to implement across provider networks.”