[VoiceOps] New to VoIP
abalashov at evaristesys.com
Mon Jun 21 13:46:58 EDT 2010
In essence an SBC represents the high end (in terms of cost and
features) option. You can accomplish a great deal of what they do
with varying degrees of success using open-source components as well,
which is what my company (www.evaristesys.com) specialises in, but if
you have a large budget an SBC might be the more canonical and well-
traveled route at that level of CAPEX. It also provides some elegant
solutions to a few vexing problems plaguing the open source camp.
So, no, you don't "need" one, but you may very well want one.
On Jun 21, 2010, at 1:20 PM, Jonathan Jones <new2voip at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
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