[VoiceOps] New to VoIP

Matthew S. Crocker matthew at corp.crocker.com
Mon Jun 21 13:38:23 EDT 2010

Everything is software, a 'Session Border Controller' is software.  All software needs some hardware to run on.  You can get a SBC that runs on Linux/PC server based hardware or you can get a SBC that runs on dedicated hardware.  Your softswitch is going to need several servers to run on as well.  The smallest Broasoft/Broadworks implementation is 2 servers for the softswitch running virtual servers and 2 SBC (Acme Packet). You can't get into that type of a setup anywhere near $50,000 though.

For 2000 subscribers I would highly recommend you partner with an existing VoIP provider and resell their service.  They can handle all of the VoIP heavy lifting and send you the Call Detail Records which you can then use to bill.

If you want to do it yourself you'll probably have to live in the open source world to keep below the $50,000 limit.

----- Original Message -----

> From: "Jonathan Jones" <new2voip at gmail.com>
> To: voiceops at voiceops.org
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 1:20:01 PM
> Subject: [VoiceOps] New to VoIP
> Hello all and pardon the naive question. I'm looking to start my own
> small
> town based ITSP (mini vonage) with approximately 2,000 concurrencies.
> What
> I'd like to know is, do I or don't I need a session border controller
> to get
> this working. I was told I don't need any hardware and I could get
> this up
> and running with software only. I don't know how true this is
> therefore I
> decided to ask the experts.
> Furthermore, would a large provider be willing to trunk my connection
> if it
> is software only? What do you fancy? If you had to guess a cost to
> get
> something like this up and running, would it be under $50,000.00 I
> don't
> have much money to work with at the moment and I'm looking for someone
> with
> more experience might do. I'm guessing I could get it all running
> without an
> SBC and without heavy hardware or am I wrong because of DSP encoding
> and the
> likes.
> Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> _______________________________________________
> VoiceOps mailing list
> VoiceOps at voiceops.org
> https://puck.nether.net/mailman/listinfo/voiceops

Matthew S. Crocker
Crocker Communications, Inc.
PO BOX 710
Greenfield, MA 01302-0710
P: 413-746-2760

More information about the VoiceOps mailing list