New Carrier-Grade Softswitch Provides Cluster Control and Load Balancing
March 16, 2012
By Rajani Baburajan
, TMCnet Contributor
DTMF Networks, which specializes in network technologies, including next generation softswitch solutions, announced it has developed a unique class 4 carrier grade softswitch solution that supports cluster control and load balancing.
vSwitchPro, the new softswitch solution, is based on FreeSwitch SIP Engine, and includes advanced features such as SIP v2.0, SIP session timers and RTP timers, call authorization by IP address prefix, priority based routing, pool based routing, and call statistics monitoring by route/gateway.
Additionally the softswitch solution also supports multiple users with granular access rights and IP based authentication. It also features packet capture statistics for troubleshooting and automatic invoice billing. The solution provides unlimited horizontal scalability, thanks to the cluster control features.
“vSwitchPro has in-built load balancer to manage varying load situations and has very optimized SIP engine over FreeSwitch solution,” according to company officials. “It is very cost effective as compared to its peers and is capable of interconnecting a large volume of international telecommunication providers to aggregate and pass their voice traffic to the destination clients.”
DTMF is based in Malaysia and offers services like network monitoring, configuration, quality assurance testing using IP phones, troubleshooting and help desk support for voice telecom equipment.
Recently Infonetics Research (News - Alert) released the fourth quarter 2011 (4Q11) Service Provider Routers and Switches vendor market share report. According to the report, the carrier router and switch market grew by eight percent over 2010 to hit a record high of $14.5 billion in 2011.
The service provider router and switch market, which includes IP edge routers, IP core routers, and carrier Ethernet switches (CES (News - Alert)), grew 11 percent sequentially to $3.9 billion in the final quarter of 2011. The IP edge market, which includes IP edge routers and CES, grew 12 percent sequentially during the quarter while it grew by 8 percent for the year.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca