SBC as a Service (SBCaaS)

Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are a mandatory component of critical network functionality for real-time communications, so as service providers harness the power of network functions virtualization (NFV) and orchestration it is important to understand their deployment options. 

It is now possible to offer Session Border Control as a Service (SBCaaS).  This managed service may be deployed in a centralized cloud model as a virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) or in a more distributed model where the SBC VNF is located on a universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE).

SBCaaS Service Provider Benefits

  • Turn up services for customers in minutes/days rather than weeks/months
  • Optimize total cost of ownership using orchestration, virtual machine resources and commercial off the shelf (COTS) platforms
  • Elasticity to match virtual resources to dynamic traffic profiles

SBCaaS Enterprises Benefits

  • Eliminating need to install, deploy, and maintain SBCs
  • More easily align required SBC capacity with seasonal business or high variability in traffic levels
  • Provides the ability to add/reduce capacity using a pay-as-you-go subscription model

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Verizon offers SBC as a Service with Ribbon Communications

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