GENBAND's S3 1000 Session Border Controller (SBC) for carriers is available now, the developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions announced recently.
The new S3 1000, in a 1 Rack Unit (RU) form factor, provides a cost effective solution for smaller deployments supporting highly distributed or low density specifications.
According to GENBAND, the 1RU S3 1000 is ideal for smaller carriers, large carriers with remote points of presence and the growing Enterprise SBC market. The 2RU S3 2000 SBC utilises the latest in Intel computing and Cavium network processing chipsets and provides exceptional scalability with the price/performance advantages of standard COTS components.
"GENBAND is deeply committed to the burgeoning SBC market and these additions to the S3 portfolio ideally position us to provide SBCs optimised to virtually any market need," said B.G. Kumar, president of GENBAND's Multimedia Business Unit. "Every GENBAND S3 has the same product features, Web-based management platform, CLI and provisioning APIs, enabling us to deliver uniform management and integration capabilities across our entire SBC line. The recently announced wins at such premier accounts as BT and Orange Business Services demonstrate the market demand for our intelligent, scalable platform."
"SBCs have an important role in the evolution of IP communications, both in the carrier and enterprise segments of the market," said Brian Partridge, VP network research at the Yankee Group. "Vendors who can deliver on a range of SBC solutions with the right mix of features and scale to support multiple deployment configurations will maximise their total market opportunity."
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