There’s no doubt that all-IP voice networks are the ultimate destination of the digital revolution. After all, this technology results in a reliable and truly scalable solution with advanced communications features, delivering greater business efficiency and significantly improving customer service.
But what if an enterprise isn’t ready to go all the way just yet? Is it possible to simplify the operations of their voice networks and increase call routing efficiency without going full-on all‑IP?
This is exactly where the AudioCodes Software-Defined Voice Network (SDvN) comes into the picture.
AudioCodes’ SDvN centralizes network intelligence by decoupling the voice communications logic from the voice routing and infrastructure architecture, with the control plane mediating between the applications and the network devices. A clever combination of our session border controllers (SBCs), global end-to-end call routing and policy management, user management, and voice network management tools enables the creation of a universal network that connects on-premises and cloud-based communications solutions without having to replace existing platforms. Central user lifecycle management allows corporate IT teams to define users' access to cloud-based communications services based on operational needs.
Our open solution helps large enterprises on the digital transformation journey by simplifying the operations of their voice networks and increasing call routing efficiency. This is done by consolidating communications silos, connecting with SIP trunk services and utilizing the corporate IP network to optimize call routing.
Let’s take a closer look at the top reasons an enterprise should consider going down the SDvN route:
- Smooth transition
A simple, risk-free transition from legacy telephony or IP-PBX to a unified communications environment.
- Easy integration
A straightforward way to integrate and route new VoIP element devices and IP-PBXs. It also integrates heterogeneous multi-vendor VoIP networks to reduce provisioning, routing and policy management efforts.
- Centralized dial plans
Effectively centralizes dial plans for the management of rules and policies network-wide, such as short codes and number normalization.
- Reduces costs
Lowers SIP trunk costs by routing traffic between branches on the corporate WAN. It also functions as a number portability solution to reduce interconnection cost and as a class 4 switch replacement to reduce operational costs and maintenance.
- Enhanced quality
Improves traffic quality by prioritizing the best connections.
- Simplified routing logic
Increases service provider efficiency.
- Work with web services
Get call screening, advanced security, advanced least cost routing, intrusion detection and prevention systems, call recording and analytics-based routing.
Taken together, all this adds up to a future-proof voice infrastructure that is easy to manage, maintains corporate security, and delivers significant capital and operational cost savings. Why not take your first steps on the road to the digital transformation of your voice network today?