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

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

More Choice for TelcoBridges Academy Training

TelcoBridges eLearning Academy

For 2017 TelcoBridges’ free training for its Tmedia and Tsbc products is now available through a new eLearning platform that blends self-paced learning with a live instructor-led virtual classroom. The eLearning platform provides self-paced courses so that users can fit training into their busy schedules.

Register for a course in 4 easy steps:

1. Go to https://academy-telcobridges.talentlms.com
2. Signup for your account
3. Login once your account is activated by a TelcoBridges instructor
4. Start your course and follow the instructions to register to an instructor-led session

Tsbc Session Border Controller Introductory Seminar

Tmedia Gateways – Essential and Configuration Training

Tsbc Session Border Controller Introductory Seminar

Tsbc Session Border Controller Introductory Seminar

Presented by TB Academy Technical Program

TelcoBridges is pleased to announce a series of 3 one-day free seminars.

For more information, see Tsbc Session Border Controller Introductory Seminar.

Register to one of the 3 worldwide training session:

TB Academy Technical Program – Dhaka October 21-22 – Hotel Sarina

Dhaka October 2014 – TB Academy Technical Training

After last year’s successful event in Dhaka, the TB Academy Technical Training Seminar returns to Dhaka on October 21-22 at the Hotel Sarina.

 

This two-day technical event, which is tailored to VoIP engineers, telecommunications network and solutions architects, installation technicians, and Network Operation Center (NOC) operators, will help attendees become self-sufficient when working with Tmedia gateways.  It will help you reduce the time-to-market for your solutions, by accelerating the configuration of the units and also by teaching you how to efficiently troubleshoot the network using TB Analytics.

 

 

Agenda/Topics Covered:

 

Day 1 – October 21st

Morning (Beginner Sessions):

Introduction:

The training begins with a welcome from the TB Academy trainers and an overview of the agenda.

Product Overview:

We’ll provide an overview of the product portfolio before diving down into the features and capabilities.

Basic Configuration:

In this section, we will present WebOAMP – the configuration interface.  We’ll discuss how it works; how to configure different elements in the system; and we’ll explain the logic behind a TelcoBridges’ configuration.

 

Afternoon (Intermediate Sessions):

Basic Routing Course:

This section will present static routing.  We’ll see the standard routing scheme of the gateways, teaching attendees how it works, and covering the best ways to configure it.

 

Routing Scripts:

This session builds on the Basic Routing Course, showing attendees how to create more detailed routing scripts.  It covers how to use these scripts instead of static routing.  Routing Scripts can facilitate any routing behavior; enabling you to modify your calls; access external applications to make decisions on each call, and more.  This training is a must have for engineers who want to get the most out of TelcoBridges’ gateways.

 

Day 2 – October 22nd

Morning (Intermediate Sessions):

 

Efficient Network Troubleshooting:

This section presents TB Analytics – the industry’s most powerful Network Troubleshooting Suite.  These invaluable tools help you understand and quickly troubleshoot problems in your network to accelerate the deployment of new solutions.  Capabilities discussed include:

  • Call Trace
  • Test Call
  • TB Sigtrace
  • Targeted Recording

 

 

Afternoon

 

Monitoring:

This section will demonstrate how Tmedia’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) can be used to validate the usability of the network.  A number of different strategies will be presented for monitoring the Tmedia VoIP Gateway.

Roadmap:

This section will help attendees understand where the Tmedia family is heading in the year ahead.

Conclusion:

We’ll wrap up the day with an opportunity to discuss your specific needs with TelcoBridges’ staff and with like-minded partners.

 

TB Academy Trainers:

TelcoBridges Trainers for this event include:

 

Martin  TB Academy trainer photo

Martin Provencher,

TB Academy Trainer

Product Line Manager

 

Lucas  TB Academy trainer photo

Lucas Trottier,

Support Engineer

FAE, Asia

 

Date/Time/Venue:

When: October 21, 22

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Where:

Hotel SarinaPlot #27, Road #17,
Banani C/A, Dhaka 1213

 

Register:

Please register on Eventbrite and we’ll look forward to seeing you in Dhaka.

TB Academy Technical Training Program – Montreal September 9-11, TelcoBridges Headquarters

Montreal September 2014 – TB Academy Technical Training

September 9-11, TelcoBridges Headquarters

 

TelcoBridges is organizing a second TB Academy Technical Training event at its headquarters this year. This 3-day training event is designed to make attendees self-sufficient when working with Tmedia VoIP Gateways.

 

This event is tailored for VoIPeEngineers, telecommunications network and solutions architects, installation technicians, commissioning specialists, and Network Operation Center (NOC) operators needing to deploy or maintain Tmedia VoIP Gateways.

Agenda/Topics Covered:

 


Day 1: September 9 – Beginner

 

Morning  (General Introduction)

Introduction:

The training begins with a greeting from the TB Academy trainers and an overview of the agenda.

 

Product Overview:

We provide an overview of the product portfolio before diving into features and capabilities.

 

Network Architecture:

We help you to understand where Tmedia gateways fit into your network. By providing specific, real-world examples of how Tmedia gateways are  best used, we help you see what you can achieve.

 

Afternoon (Configuration Introduction)

Basic Configuration:

We present Web OAMP – the configuration interface.  We describe how it works; how to configure different elements in the system; and we explain the logic behind a TelcoBridges’ configuration.

 

Basic Routing Course:

We present basic call routing.  We describe the standard routing scheme of gateways, enabling our attendees to understand how it works, while we cover best configuration practices.

 


Day 2: September 10 – Intermediate:

 

Morning (Architecture)

Hardware Installation:

We describe how to physically install and connect the different Tmedia gateways.

 

Tmedia Architecture and Redundancy Scheme:

We bring attendees closer to the inner workings of the gateways.  This will help you to understand the internal design, and learn how to achieve redundancy in a variety of scenarios.

 

SS7 Architecture:

Tmedia has an internal ISUP stack.  It also shares the MTP3 layer.  This adds a lot of potential for your network, and this part of the course will explain how it all comes together, so that you can obtain the optimal performance for your system.

 

Afternoon (Troubleshooting)

Efficient Network Troubleshooting:

We present TB Analytics – the industry’s most powerful network troubleshooting suite.  These invaluable tools help you to understand and quickly troubleshoot problems in your network to accelerate the deployment of new solutions.  Capabilities discussed include:

  • Call Trace
  • Test Call
  • TB Sigtrace
  • Targeted Recording

Day 3: September 11– Advanced:

 

Morning (Scripts)

Routing Scripts:

On day 1, we covered basic routing, which is somewhat limited in terms of flexibility.  On day 3, we show you how to overcome these limitations by digging into routing scripts.  Routing scripts can facilitate any routing behavior; enabling you to modify your calls; access external applications to make decisions on each call, and more.  This training is a must have for engineers who want to get the most out of their TelcoBridges’ gateways.

Prerequisite: Monday afternoon’s Basic Routing course.

 


Day 3: September 11 – Everyone:

Afternoon (New Features)

 

Operational Features:

We never stop improving our gateways.  With Toolpack 2.7, you have access to new features, like: ISUP SPIROU; SIP custom headers in routing scripts; H.248 CAS; CAS R1 and more.  We walk you through these features.

 

Flexible IP:

In the upcoming version 2.8 of Toolpack, Tmedia gateways will be a lot more flexible on the IP side, featuring multiple IP addresses by port; VLANs support; Ethernet port bonding; and access to 2 new ports on the TMG3200 and TMG7800.  This part of the course presents these new features.

 

SNMP Enhancements:

For 2.8, TelcoBridges’ R&D team spent a lot of time adding features and MIBs to our SNMP, which makes it easier to monitor the gateways.  We explain what you can expect from this new version for SNMP.

Roadmap:

We describe what is coming up in the year ahead, particularly with respect to Toolpack 2.7, 2.8, and 2.9.  This roadmap will help you see how Tmedia gateways can be used more effectively in the year ahead.

Conclusion:

We wrap up the day with an opportunity to discuss your specific needs with TelcoBridges’ staff and with like-minded partners.

 

TB Academy Trainers:

TelcoBridges Trainers for this event include:

 

Candy TB Academy Trainer Photo

Candy Chan,

TB Academy Trainer

Field Application Engineer

 

Martin  TB Academy trainer photo

Martin Provencher,

TB Academy Trainer

Product Line Manager

 

 

Date/Time/Venue:

When: September 9, 10, 11

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Where:

TelcoBridges HQ
91 de la Barre,
Boucherville, Qc, Canada
J4B 2X6

 

Register:

To register, simply fill in the form on the right, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in Montreal.

TB Academy Technical Training Program – Las Vegas

Las Vegas August 2014 – TB Academy Technical Training

August 12, Gold Coast Hotel & Casino

 

On Tuesday, August 12, TelcoBridges is organizing a 1-day TB Academy Technical training event. This event will help you to to leverage the TB Analytics and Routing capabilities of the Tmedia VoIP Gateway, enabling you to get the most out of your investment.

 

This TB Academy event is tailored for VoIP engineers, installation technicians, commissioning specialists, and Network Operation Center (NOC)  operators experienced in using our Tmedia gateways.

 

Agenda/Topics Covered:

Efficient Network Troubleshooting:

The morning section presents TB Analytics – the industry’s most powerful Network Troubleshooting suite.  These invaluable tools help you to understand and quickly troubleshoot problems in your network, enabling you to accelerate the deployment of new solutions.  Capabilities discussed include:

  • Call Trace
  • Test Call
  • TB Sigtrace
  • Targeted Recording

 

Routing Capabilities:

The afternoon section presents the routing capabilities of the Tmedia VoIP Gateways. From static routing to routing scripts, attendees will learn how TelcoBridges’ gateways can implement any routing behavior. This knowledge will enable you to modify your calls, access external applications to make decisions on each call, and more.  This training is a must have for engineers who want to get the most out of their TelcoBridges’ gateways.

TB Academy Trainers:

TelcoBridges Trainers for this event include:

 

Martin  TB Academy trainer photo

Martin Provencher,

TB Academy Trainer

Product Line Manager

 

Candy TB Academy Trainer Photo

Marc St-Onge,

Director Sales Support

 

Date/Time/Venue:

When: August 12th

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Where:

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

4000 W. Flamingo Rd,
Las Vegas, NV
89103

 

Register:

To register, simply fill in the form on the right, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

TB Academy Technical Training Program – Singapore

Singapore June 2014 – TB Academy Technical Training Program

June 23-25, Seminar Room LLP, Heritage Place #02-08

 

After two years of successful TB Academy events, we’ve expanded the technical sessions to three days, in order to provide Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced curriculum that meets the specific needs of our attendees.

 

The primary goal of the TB Academy Technical Training Program is to make attendees self-sufficient with our Tmedia gateways, and the secondary goal is to introduce attendees to the TelcoBridges team.

 

Hosted on Monday-Wednesday following CommunicAsia 2014, this event is tailored to Telecommunication Network and Solution architect, Installation Specialists, Commissioning Specialists, and (Network Operation Center) NOC specialists. who currently work with Tmedia gateways.  It will help you reduce the time-to-market for your solutions, by accelerating the configuration of the units and also by teaching you how to efficiently troubleshoot the network using TB Analytics.

 

The course is separated in half-day seminars, so that attendees can select the section that is most appropriate for them.

Agenda/Topics Covered:

 


Day 1 – June 23rd – Beginner

 

Morning (general introduction)

Introduction:

The training begins with a welcome from the TB Academy trainers and an overview of the agenda.

 

Product Overview:

We’ll provide an overview of the product portfolio before diving down into the features and capabilities.

 

Network Architecture:

We’ll help you understand where Tmedia gateways fit into your network, and by providing specific, real-world examples of how they’re best used, we’ll help you see what you can achieve.

 

Afternoon (Configuration introduction)

Basic Configuration:

In this section, we will present WebOAMP – the configuration interface.  We’ll discuss how it works; how to configure different elements in the system; and we’ll explain the logic behind a TelcoBridges’ configuration.

 

Basic Routing Course:

This section will present static routing.  We’ll see the standard routing scheme of the gateways, teaching attendees how it works, and covering the best ways to configure it.

 


Day 2 – June 24th – Intermediate:

 

Morning (Architecture)

Hardware Installation:

This section will present how to physically install and connect the different Tmedia gateways.

 

Tmedia Architecture and Redundancy Scheme:

This section brings attendees inside the inner workings of the gateways.  It will help you understand the internal design, and learn how to achieve redundancy in different scenarios.

 

SS7 Architecture:

Tmedia has an internal ISUP stack.  It also shares the MTP3 layer.  This adds a lot of potential for your network, and this section will explain how it all works together, so that you can obtain the best performance.

 

Afternoon (Troubleshooting)

Efficient Network Troubleshooting:

This section presents TB Analytics – the industry’s most powerful Network Troubleshooting Suite.  These invaluable tools help you understand and quickly troubleshoot problems in your network to accelerate the deployment of new solutions.  Capabilities discussed include:

  • Call Trace
  • Test Call
  • TB Sigtrace
  • Targeted Recording

Day 3 June 25th – Advanced:

 

Morning (Scripts)

Routing Scripts:

On Monday afternoon we covered static routing, which is somewhat limited in term of flexibility.  In this session, we’ll show you how to remove these limitations, using Routing Scripts instead of static routing.  Routing Scripts can facilitate any routing behavior; enabling you to modify your calls; access external applications to make decisions on each call, and more.  This training is a must have for engineers who want to get the most out of TelcoBridges’ gateways.

Prerequisite: Monday afternoon’s Basic Routing course.

 


Day 3 June 25th – Everyone:

Afternoon (New Features)

 

Operational Features:

We never stop improving our gateways.  With Toolpack 2.7, you have access to new features, like: ISUP SPIROU; SIP custom headers in routing scripts; H.248 CAS; CAS R1 and more.  This section will walk you through these features.

 

Flexible IP:

In the upcoming Toolpack version 2.8, Tmedia gateways will be a lot more flexible on the IP side, with multiple IP addresses by port; VLANs support; Ethernet port bonding; and access to 2 new ports on TMG3200/TMG7800.  This section will present these new features.

 

SNMP Enhancements:

For 2.8, TelcoBridges’ R&D team spent a lot of time adding features and MIBs to our SNMP, which make it easier to monitor the gateways.  This section will explain what you can expect from the next version for the SNMP.

Roadmap:

This section will help you understand what’s coming in the year ahead, particularly with respect to Toolpack 2.7, 2.8 and 2.9.  This roadmap will help you see how Tmedia gateways can be used more effectively in the year ahead.

Conclusion:

We’ll wrap up the day with an opportunity to discuss your specific needs with TelcoBridges’ staff and with like-minded partners.

 

TB Academy Trainers:

TelcoBridges Trainers for this event include:

 

Candy TB Academy Trainer Photo

Candy Chan,

TB Academy Trainer

Field Application Engineer

 

Martin  TB Academy trainer photo

Martin Provencher,

TB Academy Trainer

Software Developer

 

 

Date/Time/Venue:

When: June 23, 24, 25
(Monday to Wednesday
following CommunicAsia)

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Where:

Seminar Room LLP
21 Tan Quee Lan Street,
Heritage Place #02-08
Singapore 188108

Register:

To register, simply fill in the form on the right, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in Singapore.7