Operators looking to provide commercial telephony services often implement SIP-based VoIP, but those who do so are generally obligated to integrate the system themselves. System integration can be difficult for the largest of operators, and a deal-stopper for many smaller companies. That has led a group of vendors with expertise in various aspects of VoIP to come together to provide an integrated solution.

CamiantAcme PacketArrisBroadSoftpureIntegration and Sigma Systems announced an integrated software and service-based solution that allows multiple system operators (MSOs) to rapidly deploy commercial VoIP.

 “One of the challenges that cable operators have had in developing the commercial voice market is selecting and implementing network components that work effectively together within the unique requirements of cable MSOs’ networks,” said Randy Fuller, senior director of alliances and solutions for Camiant, which is the point of contact for the group of vendors on this project. “This group of vendors, each a well-established market leader in their own right, have come together to solve that problem.” 

The integrated VoIP and SIP trunking solutions available from the group of vendors provide advanced calling features, security, network address translation (NAT) and firewall traversal, dynamic quality of service, broad client choice and automated order management, provisioning, and administrative/user self-care. 

The components of the MSO commercial VoIP solution include: Camiant’s Multimedia Policy Engine; Acme Packet’s Net-Net session border controllers; Arris’ C4 CMTS and Touchstone multi-line E-MTAs; BroadSoft’s BroadWorks IMS-compliant application server; and Sigma Systems’ Service Management Platform, Commercial SMB Voice Service Package and Service Management Applications. pureIntegration contributes expertise with integrating these particular products.

The companies said that commercial VoIP services using these components have been deployed at several of the largest cable operators worldwide.

The participating companies will discuss the approach this Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT, during a Webinar hosted by CED called “Dip into SIP.”