Interworking

The new generation of enterprise IP-enabled communications is defined by the shift in the way enterprises view their network - from one of enabling communications to unifying communications. These unified communications (UC) blend different types of media (voice, video, chat) and applications (collaboration, conferencing and file sharing)together into a broader user experience than simply a point-to- point, voice-based conversation typical in a traditional TDM architecture.Take advantage of these rich experiences, you need to ensure your solution supports interworking.

Features & Benefits

To simplify SIP communications (and ensure that enterprises can continue to use their existing PBXs, ACDs and other investments to keep costs down), an SBC should ensure interoperability between SIP and other signaling protocols. Enterprises should look for the following interoperability features from an SBC:

  • Any-to-any connectivity between analog and TDM, H323 and SIP devices, enabling enterprises to rapidly migrate analog phones onto SIP-based networks
  • Allows existing TDM-based solutions (Fax, IVRs, DTMF) to effectively and reliably communicate over SIP
  • Provides TDM to SIP and SIP to SIP interworking between your existing PBX installed base as you transition your network
  • Extensive interoperability testing with SIP trunking providers, third-party PBXs, IP phones and other devices
  • IPv4-IPv6 interoperability as well as interworking between SIP, SIP-AS, SIP-I/T and H.323 (legacy) protocols
  • Maintain top performance and scale even with all features turned on.

Resources

Application Note

SS7 Interworking

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