EKINOPS S.A. | September 03, 2021
Ekinops, a leading network access and virtualization specialist, has announced that its enterprise SBC (Session Border Controller) solution included in the OneOS6 middleware has been certified by Microsoft Direct Routing. This certification allows businesses to benefit from the services offered by Microsoft Teams while keeping the telecom provider of their choice.
Companies can now benefit from a complete solution that supports employee mobility and boosts productivity by combining the calling functions of traditional operators with the Microsoft platform capabilities, alongside advanced functionalities to make and receive phone calls from Teams users via Teams Direct Routing.
A proven solution for interconnecting traditional communications systems with the latest generation of IP-based voice and data technologies, the Ekinops SBC range encompasses the most advanced features in terms of performance, security and voice quality.
Ekinops offers a full range of certified SBCs for enterprises. It includes:
A hybrid SBC solution (ONeSBC) that supports both analog and digital devices already in the enterprise while delivering Microsoft Direct Routing. Since it is not a "rip and replace" approach, the amortization of current investments is not impacted by the introduction of Microsoft Direct Routing in the enterprise.
A virtualized VNF solution (ONEvSBC) allowing the dematerialization of the SBC solution for deployment in a public or private cloud.
"In a context where home office work is growing rapidly, Microsoft Teams has become an essential and strategic collaboration platform for organizations," said Sylvain Quartier, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Access at Ekinops. "We are proud to have swiftly and successfully passed the Microsoft Direct Routing Teams certification with our SBC solutions. This certification broadens the scope of applications for our solutions and allows our operator customers to enrich their unified communications and collaboration service offerings."
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Ribbon Communications Inc. | March 03, 2022
Ribbon Communications Inc., a global provider of real time communications software and IP optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, announced that it has partnered with Odine, a leading virtualized and containerized infrastructure and solution integrator, to enable next-generation voice interconnect services for Turkish converged telecommunication and technology services provider Turkcell.
Virtualization and cloudification of existing services is a foundational step in our digitalization journey and also helps us lower costs and simplify operations through centralized management while enabling real-time resource allocation. We selected Ribbon and Odine based on their domain expertise, innovation, and disruptive solutions."
Dr. Gediz Sezgin, Turkcell's Chief Technology Officer
The comprehensive solution, deployed in Turkcell's core network, includes Ribbon's SBC SWe, which delivers the features and capabilities of appliance-based SBCs in a virtual software footprint, PSX SWe, a virtualized version of our centralized policy and routing solution and a best in class, virtualized Element Management System (EMS).
"Our aim is to provide best of breed solutions with our expertise to the operators as they evolve to a software-based environment, which is driven by agile vendors. We are extremely pleased to be part of Turkcell's digital transformation journey," said Alper Tunga Burak, CEO, Odine.
"We're proud to partner with Odine and Turkcell to enable virtualization of interconnect services for mobile and fixed networks, helping drive increased agility and reduced capital and operational expenditures over the solution lifecycle," said Steve McCaffery, Ribbon's EVP, EMEA & APAC Sales. "Our SBC SWe delivers key benefits including elasticity and high availability without compromising scale or performance over Turkell's global IP network infrastructure. We look forward to further supporting Turkcell in its digitalization journey."
Turkcell is a digital operator headquartered in Turkey, serving its customers with its unique portfolio of digital services along with voice, messaging, data and IPTV services on its mobile and fixed networks. Turkcell Group companies operate in 4 countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, and Northern Cyprus. Turkcell launched LTE services in its home country on April 1st, 2016, employing LTE-Advanced and 3 carrier aggregation technologies in 81 cities. Turkcell offers up to 10 Gbps fiber internet speed with its FTTH services. Turkcell Group reported TRY35.9 billion revenue in FY21 with total assets of TRY70.7 billion as of December 31, 2021.
About Odine Solutions
Odine Solutions is a leading Systems Integrator focusing on Tier-1 Mobile Network Function Virtualization with unparalleled expertise in production deployments of private & hybrid Telco Clouds. Odine Solutions also owns and manages a private cloud infrastructure built on Odine Nebula and Odine Orion enabling a powerful suite of intelligent wholesale voice business management applications as PaaS/SaaS offerings for CSPs, Wholesale Voice/Data Aggregators and MNOs in 36 countries through regional POPs located in the USA and UK, and regional offices in Istanbul, London, Prague, Dubai, and Lahore.
Ribbon Communications delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today's smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G.
Google | February 10, 2021
Google Project Fi's VPN administration has simply been accessible to Android clients in beta up until this point, however that is going to change. "We're extending admittance to the VPN to iPhone, with the goal that it will be accessible for all clients on Fi," the organization reported in a public statement. "We intend to reveal the VPN to iPhone clients beginning this spring."
What's more, the VPN administration is formally going to all Android clients, subsequent to being in beta for the most recent few years. "In the wake of tuning in to your input and making execution enhancements, we're removing the Fi VPN from beta for Android telephone clients. This implies you can get the advantages of the VPN while likewise getting a quicker, more grounded association across your applications and administrations," Google composed.
As an update, Project Fi's cell phone administration guarantees limitless homegrown talk and text, alongside worldwide informing, tying and that's just the beginning. The core of it is a versatile lattice that joins T-Mobile's inclusion zones with 1,000,000 or so WiFi areas of interest. Not long after dispatch, Google revealed a consistently on VPN that encodes and conceals your online movement, even from Google itself. The solitary proviso is that your information utilization could bounce by up to 10% while utilizing it.
As a feature of Safer Internet Day (TIL) Google Fi additionally dispatched a protection and security center point in the Fi application on Android telephones. That will allow you to find out about and deal with your Fi protection and security highlights in a single spot. The organization additionally reminded clients that Fi blocks presumed spam calls, while shielding your telephone number from dangers like SIM trades. As referenced, the VPN is going to emerge from beta on Android, however Google didn't say precisely when — and it will show up to iPhone clients this spring.