The multiple-system operator (MSO) landscape is always dynamic. Residential triple-play once dominated revenue opportunities, today operators are focused on new revenue-generating opportunities such as 4G/5G mobile and high-powered business services. They're also aggressively modernizing their core networks to deliver better performance and lower costs. Ribbon has solutions for unified 5G xhaul, broadband backhaul, SDH/SONET modernization, and more.

Ribbon also has multiple virtual/cloud-native solutions that MSOs can deploy to create new revenue streams, without disrupting their existing network. Additionally, we have the expertise to help transform your existing network to new cloud architectures. Ribbon is leading the way to help MSOs significantly modernize and transform their legacy networks for services agility and operational and business effectiveness.

Virtual, Cloud Native Solutions for your Core Network

When it comes to the evolution of real-time communications, we understand it is important to achieve a more flexible, software-defined, highly elastic way of building networks. Knowing that MSOs may begin this evolution at differing starting points, Ribbon has developed its solutions to support multiple migration paths to private and/or public clouds. These paths work in concert with your adoption plans for NFV, SDN, and the overall cloud infrastructure. To learn more about how to transform your core network to cloud-native architectures, visit:

MSO Solutions


Network Function Virtualization

Elimate hardware dependence with OpenStack-based VNFs and VNF lifecycle management framework.


Intelligent Session Control

Similar to QoS-based routing, Ribbon's centralized policy control and session management optimizes network traffic and scalability.


Interoperability Partners

Ribbon's cloud native portfolio is architected to support 3rd party management and orchestration with industry-leading NFV vendors


VNF Manager

Virtualized management application for VNF Lifecycle Management.


Virtual Network Functions

Ribbon's VNF portfolio for real time communications in the Telco Cloud

Increase Revenues with Managed Service and Edge Service Offerings

As network infrastructure evolves, MSOs can leverage a full portfolio of physical or virtual products to extend their enterprise service offerings for SIP Trunking and UC security.  For a virtual CPE, or universal CPE deployment model, MSOs can give their enterprise customers the advanced network and security features without requiring them to invest and deploy dedicated network hardware.  

As part of our high-value services offering, Ribbon Communications helps MSOs optimize and manage hosted environments as enterprises adopt new technologies and transition to the cloud. Ribbon’s managed services solutions are used by leading service providers to effectively manage their customer’s transition to SIP-based real-time communications to achieve extraordinary business results.

Ribbon’s broad managed services portfolio includes market-leading solutions:

Call Trust - Robocall and Fraud Mitigation

What do your customers do when they receive a phone call from someone they do not know or a number they do not recognize? Perhaps they answer it, but far more likely they reject it, send it to voice mail, or just ignore it. In our current telecommunications world, everyone does this, because they are barraged by spam and robocalls and assume the worst – someone wants to pitch something I do not need or want, or this will be an attempt to defraud me.

With Ribbon Call Trust you now have a solution that you enables you to restore their trust in the phone. Even if you have an extension to the FCC requirement to implement STIR/SHAKEN, you still need to comply with the mandate to have an originating robocall mitigation program in place. With Ribbon Call Trust you can commit to your customers that you can meet the FCC mandate. In addition, you can add more value by being able to provide terminating robocall and fraud mitigation so your customers will be at much less risk from bad actors trying to get their private information or trying to prey on them with money scams.

Identity Assurance

Transforming Legacy Voice Services

Ribbon has the solutions for MSOs to modernize their existing legacy voice services network to all IP technology.  With an IP architecture, MSOs can offer new voice and multimedia services to their subscribers for additional revenue, as well as substantially reduce operating costs by footprint and power consump­tion reduction.  Ribbon’s solutions allow MSOs a seamless migration without affecting their subscribers.

Legacy Voice Solutions


Call Controllers

Enable voice and multimedia calls/sessions to traverse networks, enabling a seamless experience for your users.


Application Platforms

Provide the communication bridge with Application Servers, Unified Communication Clients and WebRTC gateways


Media Gateways

Scalable Media Gateway Solutions for access and trunking used in mobile, fixed and enterprise IP and circuit-switched networks.



Route high volumes of SIP and Diameter traffic together with media processing and transcoding

Market-Disrupting 400G ZR+ Solution

By using a new generation of 400G ZR+ pluggables in a CFP2 DCO form factor in an innovative way, Ribbon shows how we can transport 100GbE, and growing 400GbE client traffic, for longer distances and at lower costs than current 800G solutions. Moreover, we do this on a future-proof 75GHz grid channel plan.

400G ZR+ Whitepaper

Moving Forward with Open Optical Networks

Network Simplification

A consolidated multiservice platform provides the network simplification required to streamline operations, reduce cost, accelerate service velocity and improve network and service performance. With multiservice being the DNA of Ribbon’s IP portfolio we have proven credentials for supporting current, legacy and new services across both IP and seamlessly integrated IP Optical networks.

Ribbon achieves this network simplification with:

Multi-Access Edge:

  • Access Edge Routers for Enterprises
  • Access Routers providing a flexible RAN Edge
  • Mission Critical Access Routers for Critical Infrastructures
  • Smart Pluggables for Access technologies such as GPON and TDM

Converged Multiservice Aggregation:

  • Full IP/MPLS feature set
  • Advanced timing
  • Evolution to SRv6
  • TDM Migration

Service Aware Traffic Steering:

  • SDN Networking
  • Intelligent Path Computation
  • Network Slicing
  • Converged multilayer optimized IP Optical