Network Functions Virtualization

Service providers who wish to retain control over their core network functions, instead of deploying in a public cloud, will typically deploy network functions virtualization (NFV) in their private cloud environments.  NFV is intended to eliminate proprietary hardware dependencies, drive efficiency of scale, improve service agility and fundamentally improve the way service providers do business.  By delivering a suite of OpenStack-based virtual network functions (VNFs), Ribbon helps ensure successful cloud deployments for real-time communications. 

Ribbon's VNF Manager aids service providers  through full support of orchestration, automation, elasticity, scalability, and geographic distribution of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). Ribbon is working with both ETSI and ONAP for VNF implementation in virtual and cloud environments.

Ribbon NFV Solutions

NFV is intended to eliminate proprietary hardware dependencies, drive efficiency of scale, improve service agility...

Mobile Solutions for the Telco Cloud

Ribbon delivers a robust portfolio of virtual network functions in the cloud for mobile service providers. Dramatically increase responsiveness to customer and traffic demands with carrier-class, cloud native solutions from Ribbon, for:

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and IMS | Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) | Intelligent Session Control | Diameter Signaling

Fixed Network Solutions for the Telco Cloud

Virtual network functions from Ribbon are driving Fixed Network IP Transformation with high performance, high reliability solutions for:

SBC as a Service (SBCaaS) | Voice Mail Transformation | IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) | Intelligent Session Control | SS7 Signaling

Cloud Native Session Border Controllers (SBCs)

NFV Ecosystems

Ribbon has established partnerships with industry-leading NFVI and MANO vendors and has performed interoperability testing with Wind River Titanium Cloud, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Intel Network Builders, Hewlett Packard Enterprise OpenNFV, Canonical V-PIL and Ciena Blue Orbit, Through these strategic partnerships, Ribbon is able to deliver integrated solutions that are production ready.

Advantages of Ribbon Network Functions Virtualization (NFV):

  • Wide-ranging VNF portfolio supporting full elasticity and geo distribution
  • Intelligent VNF management framework and open APIs streamline MANO interworking
  • EMS and analytics for VNFs ease of operations and to provide KPIs
  • High-performance media interworking and transcoding solutions
  • Graceful migration path and hybrid deployment support avoids “rip and replace”
  • Flexible licensing plans accommodate elastic services and on-demand applications