Introducing Ribbon's Telco Cloud
Ribbon Telco Cloud
Ribbon Telco Cloud is the portfolio of cloud-native software that enables real-time, cloud-based voice communication services delivered over private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Services enabled by Ribbon Telco Cloud include Voice Over LTE (VoLTE), Voice Over New Radio (VoNR), business and residential Voice over IP (VoIP) services, and VoIP network connectivity. Ribbon Telco Cloud ensures secure and efficient voice service routing and policy control, voice call and session management, service assurance and network monitoring, and voice fraud prevention.
Ribbon Telco Cloud delivers more than just these voice services. It also delivers customer value by enabling service velocity, reliability, and dynamic scalability, yet doing so at reduced costs. It does this by taking advantage of cloud-native design and automated cloud-native operations for software delivery, testing, provisioning, and lifecycle management.
Transitioning Networks to Cloud-Native
Evolution of service provider’s mobile and fixed networks to cloud-native architectures and service delivery, means transforming not only their network infrastructure, but also the network functions software used for service delivery and the associated network operations.
Network transformation has already been happening in multiple stages, starting with migration from physical network functions (PNFs) running on proprietary hardware, to software-only network functions on virtual machines running on hypervisors on COTS appliances to virtual network functions (VNFs) implemented with network orchestration. And now the next step is the transformation to cloud-native network functions (CNFs) implemented as microservices deployed in containers and managed by automated cloud-native operations.
Ribbon’s Telco Cloud portfolio enables services at all stages of the network transformation journey.
Cloudification & Transformation of:
Cloud-Native Operations and Automation
Ribbon Telco Cloud embraces cloud-native Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) practices to align with our customer’s adoption of CI/CD in their own cloud-native operations. As an integral component of Ribbon Telco Cloud, Ribbon Automation is a set of well-defined processes that are standardized across all Ribbon applications. Designed to easily integrate into our customer’s automation environment we can automate software delivery with tightly integrated automated testing and automated provisioning to enhance speed to market and reduce deployment issues.
Once a Ribbon product or service is deployed or upgraded, our customer’s cloud-native operations will dynamically perform lifecycle management for service scalability. If desired, customer traffic profiles can be created to provide a feedback loop for planning and the integration of customer-specific data to strengthen the testing of Ribbon’s software.
As a provider of hosted services, Ribbon is our own customer, where we have adopted CI/CD practices and utilize Ribbon Automation to simplify and streamline our cloud-native operations
Ribbon Telco Cloud Software Portfolio
•Ribbon’s Telco Cloud portfolio consists of an extensive set of network functions and automation process for the delivery and ongoing management of existing and new services. The portfolio can be deployed on various cloud environments and infrastructure platforms.
Session Border Controllers and Policy Control & Routing
Core Session Border Controllers
Edge Session Border Controllers
VoIP Application Server and Call Controller