Ericsson Session Border Controller

The Ericsson Session Border Controller is a product for virtualized communication networks, guarantees security and interoperability on the border between IMS and other networks, both for signaling and media. The Session Border Controller provides one commercial offering for Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice over WiFI (VoWiFi), Video over LTE (ViLTE), Richs Communication Service (RCS), Interconnect, Fixed VoIP and Web communication solutions. It is built according to 3GPP and TISPAN standards, allowing the control and media plane to be located in different locations.

The Ericsson Session Border Controller is a merge of functionality that was previously implemented in three different products:

  • Virtual Session Border Gateway (vSBG)
  • Virtual Web Communication Gateway (vWCG)
  • Virtual Border Gateway Function (vBGF), as a part of the Virtual Media Resource System (vMRS).

The Ericsson Session Border Controller is a SW product that can be deployed on basically any X86 HW in multiple cloud environments, such as OpenStack, VMware and the Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment (CEE). The vSBC can also be delivered as a pre-packaged product including both SW and BSP 8100 HW. The vSBC is also certified to run on the HDS 8000.

To allow for a safe and cost-efficient migration, the vSBC can be used together with the installed base of native Border Gateway Functions included in Ericsson M-MGw and MRS nodes.

Benefits

Cost efficient control with low media latency and transmission savings

SBC architecture has centralized control while the media plane is handled in traffic hotspots enabling low media latency and transmission savings.

 

All business opportunities addressed with one product

Feature richness for all needs resulting in significant OPEX savings

 

Fast introduction of customized services and opportunities for innovation

SIP Message Manipulation scripts make it possible to overcome SIP inconsistences between telecom vendors as well as  introduce customized services and opportunities for innovation very quickly.

The Ericsson Session Border Controller offers a Rewrite engine with best-in-class performance for adapting SIP messages.