Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
The adoption by service providers of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and virtualization of the edge enables them to quickly introduce new innovative communication services to their customers without the overhead typically associated with hardware-based solution deployments. Realizing this opportunity requires flexible Virtual Network Function (VNF) Session Border Controllers (SBCs) capable of running both as service provider access and peering SBCs as well as VNFs on Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE) devices.
AudioCodes offers a comprehensive and flexible set of solutions spanning from uCPE devices that can host 3rd party VNFs as well as a scalable virtual SBC. AudioCodes’ virtual SBC runs on any uCPE device as well as in the service provider’s NFV cloud, functioning as an access or peering SBC. By offering a single scalable product, covering all capacity needs with one unified control and management interface, service providers can leverage its deployment and maintenance simplicity to introduce new communications services rapidly and cost-effectively.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Virtualization of the Edge
SBC Virtual Network Function (VNF)
AudioCodes’ Session Border Controller (SBC) Virtual Network Function (VNF) delivers full SBC functionality for service providers looking to deliver voice services such as hosted business services, unified communications and contact centers via private or public clouds that follow the ETSI NFV architecture.
Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE)
AudioCodes’ uCPE is ideally suited for UCaaS providers, providing the flexibility needed to consolidate several services, such as branch routers, WAN interfaces, VoIP media Gateways and SBCs, into a single device.