MEF18: TelcoBridges Enhances Network Scaling with Intelligent Edge Strategy


TelcoBridges, the developer of FreeSBC, has successfully validated FreeSBC – using Ciena’s 3906mvi and 3926m Service Virtualization Platforms – as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) for deployment at the edge of carrier voice and data networks.

Network intrusion continues to be a risk for service providers, with nefarious players attempting to map out and exploit holes in network security systems with registration floods, DOS, and DDOS attacks.

Meanwhile, network bandwidth and SIP Trunking services continue to grow in popularity and usage, challenging service providers in managing interoperability and the increased traffic generated by large-volume customers.

By deploying FreeSBC software at the edge of the network, carriers can prevent intrusion attempts before they get into the core of their network, solve interoperability challenges and better manage their customer’s traffic.

As part of its Intelligent Edge Strategy, TelcoBridges now offers FreeSBC, a cost-effective commercial Session Border Controller (SBC) as a VNF for deployment, which was tested using Ciena’s 3906mvi and 3926m Service Virtualization Platforms and D-NFVI software suite.

Based on the ETSI Nework Function Virtualization framework, the Intelligent Edge Strategy puts FreeSBC within the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) with other VNFs, creating a service chain of network functions from a wide range of vendors.

“The successful validation of FreeSBC using our Service Virtualization Platforms will open new doors for innovative service providers, including enhanced network services to help drive new revenue streams and network transformation,” said Brian Lavallée, Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing, Ciena.

“With FreeSBC recently validated and deployed as a VNF at the edge of the network, carriers will be able to deploy low-cost Session Border Controller functions, protecting their networks from attack at the point of demarcation,” said TelcoBridges’ Senior Director of Product Marketing Alan Percy. “Other benefits allow for dynamic network traffic management, expand interoperability and enable new services with greater network scaling.”