TelcoBridges to Enhance Network Scaling with Intelligent Edge Strategy

FreeSBC Tested via Ciena’s Service Virtualization Platforms and Available as a Virtual Network Function (VNF)

Los Angeles, CA – MEF18 Conference: October 30, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the developer of FreeSBC, today announced that the company 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.”

For more on TelcoBridges’ Intelligent Edge Strategy and deploying FreeSBC as a VNF:

• Book a meeting with TelcoBridges’ executives at MEF18: https://calendly.com/alandpercy/mef2018/10-29-2018

• Review the recorded “How To” webinar on the FreeSBC Video Library at: http://www2.telcobridges.com/l/45842/2018-04-04/5cjcb3

About TelcoBridges FreeSBC:

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC virtual session border controller protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. FreeSBC runs on any combination of VMware, OpenStack, Amazon/AWS and bare metal servers as well as dedicated network devices as part of virtual network function integration. FreeSBC is offered via a “freemium” business model, where sessions can be licensed at no cost or with optional support, and premium feature subscriptions for $1/session/year. To date, more than 7 million sessions have been downloaded by hundreds of customers in 83 countries around the globe.

FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including 24/7 support, analytics for troubleshooting, fraud detection, call removal and more. Support for transcoding is made possible via optional IP-based DSP hardware resources, which are sold in various capacities. To learn more about the FreeSBC offering visit https://freesbc.telcobridges.com

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. Based in Montreal with offices in Poland, Turkey and Hong Kong, TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit www.freesbc.com.

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com

TelcoBridges Announces FreeSBC Availability on Amazon Web Services

September 25th Webinar will show how to Install, Evaluate and use FreeSBC in an AWS Environment

Montreal, Canada: September 17, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC virtual session border controller, today announced that its leading virtual session border controller software is now available on the Amazon Web Services on-demand cloud computing platform. TelcoBridges also announced that it is hosting a webinar on September 25th at 11:00 AM Eastern, to show prospects how to obtain, install and evaluate FreeSBC in an AWS environment.

Telcobridges is offering three AWS options:

1. Fully Hosted FreeSBC Evaluation on AWS – offers 100 sessions of FreeSBC PRO-edition for a 90-day testing period. TelcoBridges will cover AWS infrastructure charges during the testing period, with premium support included for a one-time fee of $500.

2. FreeSBC as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) – is available for customer use on their own AWS account. Intended for production deployments and evaluation purposes, the offer includes a FreeSBC PRO-edition subscription with standard support for $1/session/year. AWS infrastructure charges are the responsibility of the customer.

3. FreeSBC AMI without support – customers with their own AWS account that do not require support, or PRO-edition features, can use FreeSBC as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) via a renewable one-year subscription, free of charge. AWS infrastructure charges are the responsibility of the customer.

All FreeSBC AWS editions offer comparable features to the bare-metal, VMware and KVM download versions of FreeSBC. Additional options are available for customers that require PRO-edition services and extensions, including TB-Analytics for troubleshooting, OSS/BSS connectors, fraud detection, call removal and more.

“As the industry continues to gravitate towards cloud-based services, we’re making it easier for service providers to access FreeSBC via AWS, and deploy it live on their networks to facilitate interconnections with their subscribers and other carriers,” said TelcoBridges’ CEO Gaetan Campeau. “Since our launch less than one year ago, more than 5 million FreeSBC session licenses have been downloaded – and our move to AWS will further accelerate adoption by giving prospects additional avenues to adopt our market-leading technology.”

TelcoBridges’ 30-minute “How To” webinar on Tuesday, September 25th at 11:00 AM Eastern time will teach attendees how to deploy FreeSBC on AWS, via a live demonstration on the activation and provisioning process. To register, simply click here.

About TelcoBridges FreeSBC:

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC virtual session border controller protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. FreeSBC runs on any combination of VMware, OpenStack, Amazon/AWS and bare metal servers as well as dedicated network devices as part of virtual network function integration. FreeSBC is offered via a “freemium” business model, where sessions can be licensed at no cost or with optional support, and premium feature subscriptions for $1/session/year. To date, more than 5 million sessions have been downloaded by hundreds of customers in 60 countries around the globe.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. Based in Montreal with offices in Poland, Turkey and Hong Kong, TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit www.freesbc.com.

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC Selected by Marcatel to Improve Contact Center Services

Ease of installation, Intelligent Call Traffic Management and Cost Effectiveness make FreeSBC Ideal for Contact Center SIP Trunking Services

Montreal, Canada: July 18, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC virtual session border controller, today announced that Marcatel is deploying TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC technology to assist call centers that utilize Marcatel’s SIP Trunking services.

Marcatel S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican telecommunications company that provides customized products and services to national and international carriers. Marcatel’s large optical fiber network interconnects Mexico, USA, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.

Some of the outbound contact centers that Marcatel serves pose new challenges for its network. Call center customers that use high-speed dialers could potentially overwhelm Marcatel’s core switches and degrade services across its entire customer base – unless each customer’s aggregate call attempt traffic can be managed on the edge of the network at each customer’s premise.

To address this issue, Marcatel deployed TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC software at SIP Trunking customer sites, on COTS servers and as a Virtualized Network Function (VNF) to intelligently manage voice traffic according to call-per-second limits specified by each customer’s SLA. TelcoBridges’ proprietary intelligent algorithms detect and gracefully manage overages, queuing and delaying call attempts that exceed contractual limits. FreeSBC’s management web portal enables Marcatel technicians to monitor and remotely adjust call-rate limits on a per-customer basis. The FreeSBC web portal simplifies configuration changes and eliminates the need for difficult command-line interaction typically found in competing SBCs.

In addition to call rate limiting, Marcatel also utilized FreeSBC to provide caller-ID and ANI substitution for their SIP Trunking customers, presenting the called party with a branded message that improves call completion rates.

“We required a solution that was easy to install, affordable, available immediately and also fully supported,” said Sergio R. López, Engineering Manager at Marcatel. “TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC meets all our needs: it provides the functionality we need, and the ISO installation process has allowed our technicians to quickly install and activate SIP-Trunking services. We’ve also added full support and TelcoBridges TB-Analytics – which have immediately provided ROI, via the call recording and tracing features, which we’ve used to diagnose and fix some network issues for our customers.”

“Marcatel’s deployments illustrate the three best things about the FreeSBC: it’s affordable, it can be deployed immediately, and it provides carrier grade functionality,” said TelcoBridges’ Senior Director of Product Marketing Alan Percy.

For a detailed description of how Marcatel utilized FreeSBC, read the Marcatel Case Study at: https://freesbc.telcobridges.com/marcatel-case-study.

About TelcoBridges FreeSBC:

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC virtual session border controller protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. FreeSBC runs on any combination of VMware, OpenStack, Amazon/AWS and bare metal servers as well as dedicated network devices as part of virtual network function integration. FreeSBC is offered via a “freemium” business model, where sessions can be licensed at no cost or with optional support, and premium feature subscriptions for $1/session/year. To date, more than 4 million sessions have been downloaded by hundreds of customers in 59 countries around the globe.

FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including 24/7 support, analytics for troubleshooting, fraud detection, call removal and more. Support for transcoding is made possible via optional IP-based DSP hardware resources, which are sold in various capacities. For more information, visit www.freesbc.com.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. Based in Montreal with offices in Poland, Turkey and Hong Kong, TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment).

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com

TelcoBridges FreeSBC Wins 2018 Cloud Computing Product-of-the-Year Award

TMC and Cloud Computing Magazine Recognize the Success of TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC Technology and Business Model

Montreal, Canada: June 20, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC virtual session border controller, today announced that TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine has awarded a 2018 Cloud Computing Product-of-the-Year Award to TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC virtual session border controller. These prestigious awards honor vendors with the most innovative, useful and beneficial cloud-based products that have been available to deploy within the past year.

“Product-of-the-Year recipients are verifiable leaders in the marketplace, and their innovative products within the cloud computing space stand out from competitive offerings,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Congratulations to TelcoBridges for winning a 2018 Cloud Computing Product-of-the-Year Award. Their innovative technology and business model are deserving of this recognition, and we look forward to witnessing the continued success of the FreeSBC offering.”

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC virtual session border controller protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. The FreeSBC runs on any combination of VMware, OpenStack, Amazon/AWS and bare metal servers as well as dedicated network devices as part of virtual network function integration. The FreeSBC is offered via a “freemium” business model. Sessions can be licensed at no cost or with optional support, and premium feature subscriptions for $1/session/year. To date, more than 3 million sessions have been downloaded by hundreds of customers in 59 countries around the globe.

“Cloud communications applications demand a different business model that requires scalable subscription terms,” said TelcoBridges’ Senior Director of Product Marketing Alan Percy. “TMC’s Cloud Computing Product-of-the-Year award puts a spotlight on this important distinction and FreeSBC’s unique freemium pricing model.”

The award-winning FreeSBC scales up and down – supporting anywhere from 100 to 60,000 sessions per instance, with support for 1,100 completed sessions per second (CSPS) and up to 6,000 session attempts per second (SAPS).

The FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including 24/7 support, analytics for troubleshooting, fraud detection, call removal and more. Support for transcoding is made possible via optional IP-based DSP hardware resources, which are sold in various capacities. To learn more about the FreeSBC offering visit freesbc.com.

About Cloud Computing Magazine:

Cloud Computing magazine is the industry’s definitive source for all things cloud – from public, community, hybrid and private cloud to security and business continuity, and everything in between. This quarterly magazine published by TMC assesses the most important developments in cloud computing not only as they relate to IT, but to the business landscape as a whole.

About FreeSBC:

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC session border controller is the industry’s first free virtual session border controller from a brand name telecom equipment manufacturer. FreeSBC protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. The technology is available for free download on VMware™, OpenStack™ and bare metal servers, and is widely interoperable with major platforms and carrier networks.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment).

For more information, visit www.freesbc.com or www.telcobridges.com.

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com

GlobalData Spotlights TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC Technology and Business Model in Market Disruptor Report

Industry Analyst GlobalData Highlights TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC Technology, Addressing the Needs of Agile Telecom Service Providers

Montreal, Canada: May 22, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC virtual session border controller, today announced that Telecommunications market research firm GlobalData has profiled TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC technology and business model in its recent Market Disruptor Report.

In the report, GlobalData cites how the FreeSBC provides Tier 2 and Tier 3 Service Providers with an ideal opportunity to implement a long-desired shift in their spending models. The report details how the FreeSBC addresses a gap in the SBC marketplace, by providing agile service providers with a CAPEX-free alternative to diversify their supplier base and more nimbly adopt best-of-breed SBC solutions.

The report illustrates the platform-agnostic nature of the FreeSBC, which runs on any combination of VMware, OpenStack, Amazon/AWS and bare metal servers. It also discusses how the FreeSBC can scale both up and down, supporting anywhere from 100 to 60,000 sessions per server, with support for 1,100 completed sessions per second (CSPS) and up to 6,000 session attempts per second (SAPS).

“There is a significant market opportunity for SBC applications that legacy SBC providers find difficult to support, and many of these opportunities remain un-addressed – because of the CAPEX shock factor that comes with switching to a new supplier,” said GlobalData’s John Byrne. “TelcoBridges is an established and well-respected player in the telecom equipment and software market, and its new FreeSBC offering is well positioned to address these market opportunities.”

GlobalData’s report spells out how the ability to adopt a virtual SBC with no (or extremely low) upfront costs enables operators to take a stepwise approach to full-fledged virtual SBC adoption. Service Providers can earmark the FreeSBC for specific niche applications, while existing physical SBCs can remain on the job for other requirements. The report cites TelcoBridges’ plans to add incremental functionality into the FreeSBC, to enable a seamless migration for customers.

The FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including 24/7 support, analytics for troubleshooting, fraud detection, call removal and more. Support for transcoding is made possible via optional IP-based DSP hardware resources, which are sold in various capacities.

Earlier this month, TelcoBridges announced that more than 3 million FreeSBC session licenses have been downloaded from customers in 59 countries around the globe. “This overwhelming response shows how strong the demand is for a scalable, reliable and fully featured SBC that can be deployed without upfront costs,” said TelcoBridges’ Senior Director of Product Marketing Alan Percy.

To download the GlobalData Market Disruptor Report, please visit: http://www2.telcobridges.com/GlobalDataOnFreeSBC; contact Alan Percy at apercy@telcobridges.com, or visit freesbc.com.

About FreeSBC:

TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC session border controller is the industry’s first free virtual session border controller from a brand name telecom equipment manufacturer. FreeSBC protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. The technology is available for free download on VMware™, OpenStack™ and bare metal servers, and is widely interoperable with major platforms and carrier networks.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment).

For more information, visit www.freesbc.com or www.telcobridges.com.

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com

FreeSBC Downloads Surpass 3 Million Sessions from Customers in 59 Countries

TelcoBridges to Host Informational Meetings at International Telecoms Week Conference in Chicago, May 6-9

Montreal, Canada: May 3, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC virtual session border controller, today announced that its recently announced FreeSBC offering has surpassed the three million milestone for sessions downloaded since its intial offering. These downloads have come from hundreds of different customers in 59 countries around the globe.

The FreeSBC protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. The technology is available for free download on VMware™, OpenStack™ and bare metal servers, and is widely interoperable with major platforms and carrier networks. The FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including TelcoBridges’ industry’s leading VoIP gateways, transcoding gateways and signaling gateways.

“The overwhelming response to the FreeSBC offering shows how strong the demand is for a scalable, reliable and fully featured SBC that can be deployed without the CAPEX shock factor,” said TelcoBridges’ Director of Sales Support Marc St-Onge. “The FreeSBC has helped TelcoBridges seed new markets and reach new customers, which is helping to introduce this new audience to the rest of TelcoBridges’ award-winning product portfolio. We look forward to discussing the overwhelming success of the FreeSBC initiative with customers and prospects at the ITW show in Chicago.”

The success of the FreeSBC launch is due to a number of features demanded by customers:

• Business model – offered via a “freemium” business model, sessions can be licensed at no cost or with optional support and premium feature subscriptions at $1/session/year.

• Scalability – supporting up to 60,000 sessions on a single server. • Functionality – supporting full B2BUA, SIP header manipulation, routing, transcoding and fraud protection capabilities, FreeSBC is a full-featured SBC.

• Reliability – based on a proven software platform supporting 1+1 High Availability.

• Platform Support – with versions for bare metal servers, VMware or KVM/OpenStack, the same software can be virtualized, and operated in the cloud or on a dedicated server.

• Global Support – with support resources in North America, EMEA and APAC, paid subscribers have access to around-the-clock support.

To learn more about the FreeSBC offering: schedule a briefing at ITW next week in Chicago here: bit.ly/TB-ITW; contact Alan Percy at apercy@telcobridges.com, or visit freesbc.com.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment).

For more information, visit www.freesbc.com or www.telcobridges.com.

Contact Information:

Alan Percy, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mobile: +1 716-830-5966, apercy@telcobridges.com

Marc St-Onge, Director, Sales Support Tel.: +1 450 655 8993 x135, mstonge@telcobridges.com

WEBINAR: FreeSBC – A New Approach to the SBC

As network architects in service providers and large enterprises plan their migration to cloud infrastructure, one network security element plays a critical role and needs special treatment – the Session Border Controller. At the crossroads of real-time voice and video traffic, SBCs are tasked with providing protection against DDOS attacks, facilitating NAT traversal, providing topology hiding, resolving interoperability issues and much more.

To address these needs, TelcoBridges offers FreeSBC, a software SBC solution designed specifically for cloud and virtualized deployments, offered under a “freemium” business model that better fits the cloud application needs for affordable voice network security. The base SBC can be licensed for FREE, while optional features and support is provided at $1/session/year.

The first of a series of webinars, this session will provide an overview of FreeSBC, explore anticipated use cases, detail features, capabilities and clarify the unique business model and how organizations can best leverage “freemium” services.

Topics covered in this session:
– The changing role of an SBC in cloud-based voice networks
– Why offer a Free SBC?
– What’s included
– Licensing model
– Installation and evaluation process
– Customer success story

Who should attend:

Network architects at service providers and enterprises, networking consultants, analysts and decision-makers involved in acquiring network technology

Watch the webinar recording here

TelcoBridges Recruits Industry Veteran Alan Percy to Accelerate Adoption of FreeSBC Solutions

TelcoBridges’ Innovative No-cost Download Offers a Unique Business Model to Address Emerging Cloud Communications Application Markets

Montreal, Canada: January 22, 2018 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC session border controller, today announced that well-known industry veteran Alan Percy has joined the company as Senior Director of Product Marketing. In his new role, Percy is focusing on increasing awareness and accelerating the adoption of TelcoBridges’ FreeSBC session border controller, which is the industry’s first free virtual session border controller from a brand name telecom equipment manufacturer.

The FreeSBC protects networks from DoS and DDoS attacks while offering outstanding session handling performance. The technology is available for free download on VMware™, OpenStack™ and bare metal servers, and is widely interoperable with major platforms and carrier networks. The FreeSBC is just one component of TelcoBridges’ portfolio of carrier-grade solutions. A wide array of optional paid services and extensions are available, including TelcoBridges’ industry’s leading VoIP gateways, transcoding gateways and signaling gateways.

“The multi-stage campaign we’re launching starts with an effort to increase awareness for the innovative and free technology; as the campaign unfolds, we’ll provide training through a series of webinars and TB Academy sessions; and we’ll also showcase how successful service providers have enhanced the performance, reliability and the security of their networks without the CAPEX shock factor,” states Alan Percy.

“Alan Percy brings extensive industry knowledge and experience to TelcoBridges” states Gaetan Campeau, CEO of TelcoBridges “Since 2005, he has served in prominent marketing roles with Dialogic and AudioCodes. His familiarity with sales channels, distributors, solution providers and tier-one carriers will help us raise awareness and increase adoption for our FreeSBC – which plays a key role in helping us reach new prospects, and expand our total business activities with existing customers.”

In the weeks ahead, TelcoBridges will announce a series of webinars and training sessions, which will be offered as part of the TB Academy. Interested parties seeking to learn more can meet with TelcoBridges’ executives at upcoming industry events, such as ITEXPO, or Mobile World Congress, or by visiting freesbc.com.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit www.telcobridges.com.

TelcoBridges and Pulse Supply Help Natural G.C. Restore and Upgrade Puerto Rico’s Telecom Infrastructure

TelcoBridges’ Media Gateways Provide the SS7 Connections needed to Connect the Island’s TDM Infrastructure to VoIP Networks

Montreal, Canada: December 21, 2017 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways, today announced that it has worked with leading Puerto Rican Telecom Service Provider Natural G.C. and global distributor Pulse Supply to successfully restore and upgrade Puerto Rico’s telecom infrastructure following the destruction created by Hurricane Maria.

Prior to the hurricane, much of Puerto Rico’s telecom infrastructure featured legacy landlines connected to different service provider networks. The hurricane’s high winds destroyed most of the above-ground landline infrastructure, making it difficult for residents and businesses to communicate locally and internationally.

Natural G.C. is a leading service provider of voice, data, video and technical support services in Puerto Rico. They worked with Pulse Supply to deploy a TelcoBrides media gateway in their network. The media gateway deployed allowed Natural G.C. to interconnect with the island’s incumbent carrier using the SS7 protocol.

In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, Natural G.C. leveraged solar power to get all of its systems quickly back on line. And with the help of Pulse Supply and TelcoBridges, the company was able to restore phone service for thousands of Puerto Ricans.

“Natural G.C. is very focused on providing the best telecommunications services for Puerto Ricans and we are proud to help make this possible,” said Gary Glasgall, Regional Director for Pulse Supply.

“The solution provided by Pulse Supply using TelcoBridges’ TMG800 addressed the SS7 interconnection issues that we faced prior to the hurricane,” said Natural G.C.’s Crucito Marrero. “The connection came up on the first day and it has been up ever since. We’re continuing to collaborate together to maintain, and to extend the quality of voice and data services across all of Puerto Rico.”

“The solution provided by Pulse Supply allows Natural G.C. to cost-effectively perform TDM-to-SIP interconnections with other carriers throughout Puerto Rico, and the Tmedia gateways add capacity while also making their networks more reliable,” said Gaetan Campeau, CEO of TelcoBridges. “We’re happy to have played a role in this project, which we think will bring ongoing enhancements to communications services across Puerto Rico.”

For more than 15 years, TelcoBridges has maintained a relentless focus on performance and functionality, which has resulted in the industry’s most trouble-free, efficient and feature rich media gateways and session border controllers. TelcoBridges’ products have been deployed in more than 100 countries in carrier networks. To learn more, visit www.telcobridges.com or contact us at info@telcobridges.com.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™, Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit www.telcobridges.com.

About Pulse Supply:

Pulse Supply is a global supplier of enabling technologies for next generation networks, offering wireless, WAN, Datacom and VoIP solutions. Pulse focuses on products and services for carriers, ISPs, VARs, government agencies, and enterprise customers. Pulse has extensive experience combining multi-manufacturer products with cutting edge technologies that reduce operating expenses, lower total cost of ownership and increase return on investment. The company is headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, with offices throughout the US. For more information, please visit http://www.pulsesupply.com.

About Natural G.C.:

Natural G.C. is a leading Wireless Internet and Telecommunications Service Provider offering voice, data and video transmission services throughout Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience in the market. Natural G.C. provides consulting, installation, service and repair of telephone and communications equipment. The company has 24 hour on-call service and offers cost effective and reliable support for its customers. For more information, visit http://www.naturalpr.net.

TelcoBridges Introduces One-Click Fraud Call Removal

New Feature, Available via TB Analytics, Helps Service Providers Eliminate Fraudulent Calls, Stem Revenue Loss and Increase Network Availability

Montreal, Canada: November 29, 2017 – TelcoBridges, the leading designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC session border controller, today added a customer-requested feature to its portfolio, with the introduction of One-Click Fraud Call Removal. This new feature is available via TB Analytics for all Tmedia VoIP gateways and the FreeSBC. TB Analytics is TelcoBridges’ suite of diagnostic tools used to manage networks.

This new feature helps service providers eliminate fraudulent calls, stem revenue loss and increase network availability. It extends and improves the powerful TB Analytics “Call Trace” feature. Using the new One-Click Fraud Call Removal, service providers can easily search active calls based on route, called/calling number, or call duration (such as calls lasting several hours) to find a “fraudulent” call and drop it with a single click.

Unwanted calls can be removed automatically and manually. This feature also includes an API to automate fraud prevention in conjunction with systems offered by TelcoBridges’ partners. The call removal can be integrated with third party OSS/BSS systems via this API. The combination of these technologies detects and terminates fraudulent calls created by traffic pumping, PBX hacking, call transfer, call forwarding and more.

“Service providers around the globe lose billions of dollars each year in telecom-related fraud costs, so finding a better way of detecting and preventing fraud is a top priority,” said Gaetan Campeau, CEO of TelcoBridges. “Our One-Click Fraud Call Removal provides an out-of-the-box, realtime solution to eliminate this pain point while also helping to enhance a telecom service provider’s bottom line.”

For more than 15 years, TelcoBridges has maintained a relentless focus on performance and functionality, which has resulted in the industry’s most trouble-free, efficient and feature rich media gateways and session border controllers. TelcoBridges’ products have been deployed in more than 100 countries in carrier networks. To learn more, visit freesbc.com or www.telcobridges.com or contact us at info@telcobridges.com.

About TelcoBridges:

TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density SBCs and VoIP gateways. TelcoBridges has deployed VoIP solutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges’ brands include: FreeSBC™ (session border controllers), Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tsig™ (signaling gateways), Tdev™ (development platforms) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). For more information, visit freesbc.com or www.telcobridges.com.