Emerging SIP-based services offer enormous potential for service differentiation and revenue generation, but relying on SIP also presents significant challenges.

Although carriers now use Session Border Controllers (SBCs) for signaling translation and security, many SBCs do not fully address handling SIP in a multimedia environment. New capabilities are needed, such as SIP mediation, media translation, conversion of signaling protocols in addition to SIP, and the ability to handle new (and critical) security functions.

After examining the challenges of SIP deployments, Dialogic has produced a white paper that discusses these challenges, explains the new capabilities needed, and introduces a technology concept called the Multimedia Border Element (MMBE) for handling SIP in a multimedia environment.

I invite you to read this new white paper, Beyond the Session Border Controller: Accelerating the Move to IP with Multimedia Border Elements, which is available for download now.

This blog post is excerpted from an article I wrote for the monthly Dialogic newsletter known as Dialogic View.   You can sign up to subscribe to the newsletter at the following link