Session Border Controllers

Technology that reduces operational complexity and simplifies the network edge

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Session Border Controllers

GENBAND's family of next generation cloud-enabled session border controllers provide robust security, simplified interoperability, advanced session management, and carrier grade reliability for fixed, mobile, cable and interconnect/wholesale service providers, as well as enterprises of all sizes. GENBAND's session border controllers provide powerful deployment flexibility that enable high levels of service quality for applications such as SIP Trunking, Unified Multimedia Communications, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, RCS and OTT. And with industry leading scalability, GENBAND's SBC enables seamless IP interconnections for IP eXchange (IPX), IP Peering, Intra-Network, and International Interconnects for the world's largest networks.

Session Border Controller – Software Architecture

GENBAND's software-centric SBC solutions provide the flexibility to be deployed as integrated or distributed SBC’s running on powerful COTS appliances or as cloud-native virtual network functions in the NFV cloud. This has been achieved by decoupling the SBC Signaling and Media functions into SBC ACS Advanced Signaling Software and AMS Advanced Media Software components, a step which brings several key advantages. This same flexibility allows a hybrid SBC appliance/VNF combination, a unique GENBAND capability that protects operators’ existing infrastructure investments as they migrate to NFV environments.

SBC Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Solutions

With a pioneering approach to NFV that fully embraces the objectives of the ETSI NFV working group, GENBAND’s field hardened SBC software is modularized into cloud-native signaling and media VNF’s to offer service providers a unique, elastically-scalable and automated SBC solution:

  • SBC ACS VNF - managing SIP signaling and controlling the media resources allocation
  • SBC AMS VNF - providing the bearer plane interworking, IP flow management, media processing and transcoding functionality

GENBAND’s SBC VNF’s enable new resiliency and redundancy schemes for geo-distributed and geo-redundant deployments. The AMS VNF runs on standard NFV infrastructure (NFVI), and is independent of special purpose hardware acceleration. The lifecycles of the SBC VNFs are managed by the GENBAND VNF Manager (VFM), which interfaces with network orchestrators and virtual infrastructure managers.

SBC Appliance Solutions

The GENBAND SBC software can be deployed on multiple GENBAND Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) platforms providing a range of performance and scalability to suit the needs of service providers and enterprises, and for integrated or distributed deployments.

  • Q10 – a compact 1RU (rack unit) COTS platform for up to 9,600 voice sessions
  • Q20 – a workhorse 2RU COTS platform for up to 19,200 voice sessions
  • Q21 – a high performance, high density 2RU COTS platform for up to 70,000 voice sessions, for Integrated or Distributed SBC deployments
  • Q50 – a powerful voice transcoder and media-processing platform for GENBAND's Distributed SBC solution – for up to 200,000 voice sessions

SBC Management and Analytics Solutions

Element Management and Real-time Session Management is provided by the GENView Manager products. GENView Analytics is a fully virtualized, centralized solution offering enhanced interactive visualization and analytical tools for advanced service and network performance monitoring and troubleshooting.

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Session Border Controller Key Advantages:

  • COTS appliance, NFV cloud or hybrid deployment options for maximum flexibility and investment protection
  • Decoupled and distributed signaling and media enables optimization of data center resources
  • Distributed media resource sharing and pooling across multiple SBC signaling elements using an MxN topology, on both appliance and NFV deployments
  • Unique VNF scalability, elasticity and automation enabling significant operational benefits
  • Enhanced SBC redundancy & geo-redundancy for NFV deployments
  • Industry leading COTS server performance and scalability, with small footprint and lowest energy consumption enabling double digit savings in data center energy costs
  • Unmatched real time session visibility to monitor, analyze, report, and enforce network-wide quality, performance and adaptive call routing
  • Network-wide licensing across multiple SBC elements for significantly lower total cost of ownership
  • Extensive interworking flexibility and interoperability experience with large number of service providers and enterprise PBXs to reduce service launch time and boost productivity


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