C3 Call Session Controller

IMS Mgcf, media gateway controller

Today’s operators are seeking market-proven, intelligent platforms that can interwork multiple network types, signaling, and protocols in order to offer high value, revenue-generating services.  The C3™ Call Session Controller, part of GENBAND’s CONTiNUUM™ portfolio of innovative transformation products, is an intelligent multi-application call server and media server/media gateway control platform for IMS deployments.

Deployed globally in the smart cores of many operator networks, the C3 provides service convergence and feature transparency across a wide range of wireless, wireline, TDM, and IP networks. Solutions supported by the C3 include IPX, Peering, Intra-Network Interconnect, MGCF, MRFC, Gateway MSC, and IP Transcoding and Media Adaptation.

The highly-scalable C3 operates in small, large, and geo-redundant configurations to millions of Busy Hour Call Attempts. Operators can grow capacity as needed by simply adding pairs of C3 nodes to a deployed system.

The C3 integrates call session control, media gateway and media server control, service logic, billing, regulatory, signaling, service creation, and element management within a common, scalable software and hardware environment, reducing the need to deploy costly additional platforms. It provides open, standard access and trunking interfaces for signaling, management, and line equipment/CPE, including SIP, SIP-I, SIP-T, H.248, H.323, PRI, SIGTRAN, CAS/R2, SS7/C7, BICC, IS-41 and SS7/AIN/IN, as well as a wide variety of country-specific variants.

C3 Call Controller Features:

  • Versatile call session / media gateway / media server controller and signaling gateway for ILECs/PTTs, AOs, CLECs, Wholesale, IOCs, and Mobile operators

  • Flexibility for standalone deployments and interoperable with IMS cores

  • Globally-deployed and market-proven, with carrier grade redundancy and geo-diversity

  • Supports IPX, Peering, MGCF, MRFC, Gateway MSC, Intra-Network Interconnect, and IP Transcoding and Media Adaptation solutions

  • Advanced transit and routing services to replace legacy TDM Class 4 and International Gateway infrastructures

  • Scales readily from small to large deployments with millions of busy hour call attempts supported using COTS or GENiUS platforms

  • Green Technology providing significant space, cooling and power cost reductions