As old telephony makes its exit and UC and SIP Trunking take the helm, a company like Ingate Systems is proving that there are ways to ensure reliability and quality remain at the forefront.
Erik Linask sat down at ITEXPO in Anaheim, Calif. last month to chat with Christian Wannerwall from Ingate Systems about the company’s participation at the recently concluded technology networking event and to talk about some of the trends shaping the industry.
Wannerwall expressed excitement at all of the traffic and networking that happened during ITEXPO and noted that there has been a lot of interest in the implementation of SIP, SIP Trunking and Unified Communications as a whole coming from speakers, attendees and audience members of the various sessions. This year marked the 19th year the company has offered enterprise SIP education sessions at ITEXPO.
To offer more background on what the company has been doing in the SIP Trunking space, Wannerwall noted in order to do SIP Trunking, an SBC is needed. And that is what the company has been providing for the last 10 years. He noted that by putting the SBC by a private firewall and private IP session, at the edge of the network, it’s enabling SIP through the system, seamlessly and does it by resolving numerous issues and can even isolate problems with a diagnostic tool so issues may be found with greater speed.
The capability this tool offers for SIP Trunking providers, Wannerwall said, is vital. It’s also the topic of the Ingate's SIP Trunking Academy it hosted at the show.
Another group of sessions Ingate offered were categorized as ‘WebRTC and UC Day.’ This topic was another trend that has really taken the market by storm. Specifically, Wannerwall noted, there has been a growing trend in service providers providing the session border controllers directly to the enterprise – where once it was a UC provider or PBX provider offering the SBC. This means that the service provider is taking responsibility for the SBC all the way to the enterprise network and opening the door for new capabilities and features to be added, like those offered by WebRTC for the enterprise and so much more.
Hear more about what Wannerwall had to say in the video interview below.