Application Offloading

The ABC SBC integrates a flexible and powerful application platform. Through open interfaces and a flexible configuration language it is possible to integrate applications such as announcements, recording, conferencing and IVR into the SBC’s call processing logic.

The integration of application execution logic with the ABC SBC helps operators to offload standard and repetitive scenarios from the application servers to the network borders. This reduces the load on the application servers, optimizes the call flows and reduces the response times. For example instead of routing a call to an application server in order to generate an announcement indicating that a dialed number is unknown, the ABC SBC would generate such an announcement directly once recognizing that the called number is not served by the service provider.

Besides announcements, the ABC SBC also supports applications such as recording or interactive voice response. The flexibility of the ABC SBC platform enables FRAFOS to customize the logic of the applications integrated with the ABC SBC to meet the exact needs of our customers.

As part of the application offloading the ABC SBC provides the following features:

  • Announcements
  • Interactive voice response (IVR)
  • Recording
  • Music on hold
  • Conferencing