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5 Ways Network Architects Have Overcome Signalling Interconnect Challenges.

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Todays network architect has an unenviable set of targets. Manage the constantly evolving rollout of new technology, support existing infrastructure and customers while driving down complexity and costs and of course not forgetting the seamless rollout of new services.

To help solve todays demanding interconnect challenges and achieve these goals the network manager needs flexible tools at their disposal. Squire Technologies Service Creation Toolkit, delivered alongside their carrier grade STP product, is just one such tool.

Take a look at 5 case studies illustrating how our clients have solved a variety of challenges whilst achieving real cost savings, network simplification and rollout of new services.

Case Studies:

Case Study 1: MNP Mobile Number PortabilitySCT_casestudy_whitepaper_blog
“having found themselves in the position whereby their IN platform used for MNP was reaching end-of-life…”

Case Study 2: Firewall / Fraud Protection
“using our service creation toolkit the customer is monitoring incoming subscriber registration requests on a GSM network, probing the subscriber via MAP signalling to identify location and depending on the response…”

Case Study 3: Lawful Intercept
“are able to use the toolkit to test and probe the network to see if they can enable intercept… Once a successful method has been found…”

Case Study 4: DIPS & Lookups
“for an 0800 call a lookup is first done on the internal SQL database, if there is no record then the external IN based lookup is performed and the result is stored…”

Case Study 5: Message Modification
“the solution is to check the messages to see if the presentation indicator is disabled and if it is modify the message…”

 

A2P SMS Providing Wins As RCS Labors.

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As predicted it was A2P SMS that was the hot topic getting everyone excited at this years Messaging & SMS World in London at the end of November. With traffic enjoying robust growth and recent high profile industry reports from Telefonica and MBLOX predicting a continued surge for A2P SMS over the coming years many are eyeing it as a means to increase revenue from their networks.

Whilst A2P SMS is clearly getting the lion’s share of the attention within the messaging arena, Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a subject that many are discussing the pro’s and con’s of, particularly in light of Google’s interjection in September 2015 when they acquired Jibe Mobile, a company at the forefront of RCS development.

RCS does of course offer some fundamental benefits compared to previous rich messaging standards, like its interoperability and being tied to individual phone numbers to boost privacy for users. However despite having the backing of the GSMA, a number of global MNO’s and Google it’s made slow progress since 2007. This has been in stark contrast to OTT rivals such as WhatsApp which has seen astonishing growth and is now used by over a billion users worldwide.

Furthermore RCS still has significant bumps in the road ahead including the agreement of standards internationally, device support and the usual difficulties of telco implementation and deployment. For the foreseeable future operators’ best opportunities for maximising revenue remains with SMS where proven technology and a global reach of 3.75 billion unique subscribers offers plenty of opportunity.

Download our latest white paper to find out more about Revenue & Growth from A2P SMS.