Author: Frederic Dickey – VP Marketing & Product Management, Sangoma
I got involved with my first VoIP bid back in 1996 with a cable company in Canada. Back then we thought the transition to 100% VoIP networks would be complete by year 2000…
Over 20 years later we are still talking about the transition from legacy PSTN to VoIP. Let’s not be mistaken, this transition is happening. It is just not happening so rapidly! No PBX is sold anymore with TDM ports and the market share of SIP trunking is sky-rocketing in just about any markets globally. But we still continue to see healthy sales of VoIP gateways and the product category of mixing VoIP gateways with Session Border Controllers (SBC) on the same platform is growing exponentially – again pointing to a large demand for transitioning from the good old PSTN to VoIP.
It was quite telling in this article from Simwood that despite having VoIP infrastructure everywhere, alternate carriers in UK still have to use SS7 interconnects under the Ofcom SIA agreements!
As we are all about choice for our customers at Sangoma, we are proud to say that we still offer and support a complete line of SS7 to VoIP gateways – certified against several carriers, including BT! – to help interconnections for our customers. What’s more, our SS7 gateways come with SBC functionality, so when the incumbent carriers in various markets do move to SIP interconnects, you will not be left with yet another piece of gear ready for the bin!
For more information on SS7 VoIP Gateways from Sangoma, visit https://www.sangoma.com/products/netborder-ss7/
And here is our certification against BT: https://www.btwholesale.com/assets/documents/Product_Documentation/interconnect_pm_appendix_01_v84.docx