- SIP Trunking is "Ready for Prime Time"; SBCs Poised as Key Enabler
- A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
- Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials
In this first annual SIP Trunking State-of-the-Market Report, we find that there is a nascent, and yet robust, movement toward replacing traditional connections between the enterprise and the telephony network with SIP-based trunks. Beyond delivering the expected savings that would come from replacing older functions with less expensive technologies, SIP Trunking opens up vast new capabilities, as truly Unified Communications become the norm in corporate networks.
A key component of this evolution will be the Session Border Controller. With its position (both figuratively and literally) at the network edge, the SBC is poised to play a critical role in both controlling existing communication modes and enabling unrealized - even unimagined - true integration of all parts of IT infrastructures.
Over the next year(s), we look for rapid development in this market as a new generation of feature-rich SBCs is deployed throughout both service provider and enterprise networks.
Please note that this report was made possible in part due to the generous support of Sonus Networks.