Media Resource Function Processor (MRFP)
Service providers are constantly evolving their networks to enable a better user experience, and support for their customers and their end-devices. Ribbon's Media Resource Function Processor (MRFP) is optimally suited for operators who are not only seeking the benefits of a flexible, highly scalable, virtual media processing and transcoding solution, but one that also offers cost-effective high media session handling in service providers network. While IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) on mobile networks was a huge step towards that goal, the next generation IP communication infrastructure is transitioning to support full HD Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) that promises to revolutionize the voice communication experience with unrivaled quality, improved radio access capacity and coverage, and reduced cost of service.
Ribbon's MRFP supports a comprehensive list of mobile and fixed codecs, offering high density interworking with HD voice codecs (Including EVS, AMR-WB) across multiple service provider’s networks and devices. The MRFP operates seamlessly with the existing Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC), PSX (Centralized Routing Engine), Media Resource Function (MRF) and Media Gateway (MGW) product portfolio of C3 call controllers and G9 media gateways.
Why Ribbon MRFP Solution?
- Extensive codec support for wireline, wireless and OTT deployments:
- Wireless: EVRC, EVRC-B, AMR, AMR-WB, EVS
- Wireline: G.711 A-law/u-law, G.722, G.729, iLBC, G.723.1, G.726
- OTT: OPUS, SILK
- CPU/ GPU and CPU+GPU based high density codec transcode deployments
- Hybrid combination deployments allowing seamless interworking of appliance, software and NFV based Ribbon media and control elements
- It offers high quality VoLTE Media Processing & Transcoding Solutions at scale, and lowest TCO
- Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec support optimizes Radio Access Network (RAN) Capacity and provides enhanced Voice Quality beyond the AMR-WB based HD Voice
- Deployed as “integrated” virtualized MRFP on industry-standard servers in a data center environment, or as “distributed” Virtual Network Function (VNF) in an OpenStack cloud infrastructure
- Supports high density transcoding based on Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) resulting in lower CAPEX/OPEX costs