While another major vendor end-of-lifes their SS7 signalling products, operators can confidently invest for the future, securing long-term ROI with Squire Technologies’ SS7 Signalling products

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Demand for SS7 capabilities remains strong and is often a crucial element of both current and NGN networks. Despite this, many vendors, including most recently Sonus / Performance Technologies,  have released EoL notices for their SS7 solutions. Squire Technologies provides a simple replacement solution, offering both investment protection and a clear roadmap for operators, making it the clear choice for the provision of SS7 expertise and capabilities.

Dorchester, UK, 10th July 2014

Why would you buy EoL or unsupported SS7 products for your network signalling requirements? With a number of vendors, such as Sonus / Performance Technologies, declaring End of Life (EoL) notices for their signalling products, including the legacy SEGWay solution, Simon Dinnage, Business Development Director at Squire Technologies asks how network operators can protect their SS7 investments.

“When you invest in a signalling solution, it is reasonable to suppose it will have a long-term life expectancy, be fully supported and deliver attractive ROI. Despite this, some vendors are deleting key product lines, creating uncertainty and enhanced risk for operators,” he comments. “SS7 continues to be a key requirement – while NGN migration continues to accelerate, there are always occasions when an operator needs SS7, either for new interconnections or to leverage existing solutions. Operators need to know that they can invest in appropriate SS7 solutions to meet their needs without the fear of buying unsupported products.”

Squire Technologies, the signalling specialists to the telecoms industry continues to affirm its commitment to continuous evolution and support of SS7 technologies. Whether in the form of a signalling gateway to enable interconnection or whether in the shape of specialist interworking capabilities, SS7 remains of fundamental importance.

“As a vendor, we understand how important new protocols such as Diameter are – but we also know that SS7 solves many problems. Operators need the confidence to obtain specialist, expert advice as well as proven solutions to help them meet signalling challenges and there’s no doubt that SS7 is not going away as quickly as has been predicted,” he added.

Squire Technologies has long experience in the replacement of defunct solutions. It has been actively replacing Cisco PGW solutions for more than 18 months in live networks. This expertise in helping operators meet the challenge of replacing deployed solutions ensures smooth, painless network migration. It ensures that operators can eliminate risk and plan more effectively for the future, with full support and warranty for deployed solutions.

Squire Technologies offers a complete range of robust, scalable and flexible SS7 signalling solutions that, combined with any-to-any interworking capabilities enable operators to resolve complex challenges and achieve interconnection with peers. They offer long-term ROI, reducing investment risk.

“Any operator concerned about the future of its SS7 solutions should consider talking to us,” said Mr Dinnage. “Our impartial advice, based on expertise proven in more than 100 countries, will help plan network migration strategies to ensure the most cost-effective and secure investment path.”

Squire Technologies’ strategy is built on the gradual evolution of its core product line, alongside the introduction of new solutions. This means that new features can be requested by customers and rapidly implemented to suit changing circumstances. Legacy vendors can rarely match this unrivalled flexibility, while EoL notifications mean that future enhancements are uncertain. Squire Technologies removes the uncertainty surrounding investments and provides a stable partnership for future growth.

Squire Technologies is committed to the evolution and investment in SS7 solutions to help operators. In addition to offering a complete range of SS7 capabilities, Squire Technologies adds support for protocols that are key requirements for NGN investment – SIP, SIP-I and Diameter, ensuring compatibility with the networks of today and tomorrow – and guaranteeing investment protection.

Mr Dinnage is available for comment and interview.

About Squire Technologies:

Squire Technologies is a leading global provider of NGN, TDM and IP telecommunications products and solutions with world-class installation and support services. Squire Technologies enables telecommunications companies to access SS7, VoIP and LTE / IMS networks, as well as providing signalling transfer points and protocol converters to further extend network reach.

PR Contacts:

Simon Dinnage
Business Development Director
+44 (0) 1305 757314
marketing@squire-technologies.com

CMC Networks Reduced Costs by Consolidating Network Core and Delivering Number Portability Solution with Squire Technologies’ Integrated SBC Solution

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CMC Networks consolidates network core and reduces operating costs with Squire Technologies’ SBC solution. The SVI SBC provides a single platform to interconnect both SIP and H.323 endpoints and was enhanced with MNP / LNP capabilities to support the needs of corporate and wholesale customers.

Dorchester, UK, 5th June 2014

Squire Technologies, signalling specialists to the telecoms industry, today announced that CMC Networks, a leading independent telecoms operator in South Africa has deployed its SVI SBC solution in order to consolidate its network infrastructure and reduce costs.

The SVI SBC replaces six existing session border controller platforms, reducing the amount of rack space required in CMC’s datacentres and lowering operational costs. The new platform provides a single, centralised resource for the management of services and a robust solution that can scale for future growth. The solution delivers additional capacity at a lower cost, reducing the investments required to meet further capacity expansion.

“We selected the Squire Technologies’ solution because it enabled us to overhaul our core network and reduce costs, while meeting the high throughput we need for our valued customers,” said Jonathan Herbst, Senior VoIP Engineer of CMC Networks. “Our datacentres need to be efficient and fully optimised to meet customer requirements, so by reducing our own resource consumption, we can lower our own costs while freeing capacity for customer requirements.”

In addition to providing centralised session control capabilities, the SVI SBC also provided support for mobile and local number portability (MNP and LNP) services in South Africa, meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that CMC’s customers can benefit from the range of porting options available.

The SVI SBC solution enables portability services to be implemented from a local database, reducing transit costs and delivering more efficient processing. The MNP / LNP capability was enabled through integration of an optional module from Squire Technologies’ range of intelligent service modules.

“The fact that our solution offers the flexibility to manage high volumes of traffic while integrating with local services such as MNP and LNP means that customers can benefit from the most efficient network architecture,” commented Zacchary Couldrick, Sales Manager for Squire Technologies. “We invest heavily in adapting our solutions to meet individual customer requirements, ensuring that they benefit from proven core technology but with the additional capabilities they need for their unique situation.”

CMC Networks has a broad footprint across Africa and beyond, with more than 100 managed point-of-presence sites globally. CMC’s commitment to network evolution and enhancement will see it replicate the SVI SBC solution in other territories to deliver further network efficiencies and cost reduction.

The Squire Technologies SVI SBC solution allows Service Providers, such as CMC Networks, to manage the interconnection of large numbers of different VoIP end points. It manages signalling and media policies and provides a unified interface to the core network. Supporting full protocol interworking, robust SIP trunking and comprehensive call routing control, it is a secure, reliable and highly scalable solution for VoIP networks. It can easily be extended with the addition of optional modules from the Squire Technologies’ range.

Please contact Squire Technologies for more details.

About Squire Technologies:

Squire Technologies is a leading global provider of NGN, TDM and IP telecommunications products and solutions with world-class installation and support services. Squire enables telecommunications companies who have previously been restricted to legacy SS7 and ISDN platforms to access VoIP and IMS networks, as well as providing signalling transfer points and protocol converters to further extend their customers’ network reach.

PR Contacts:

Simon Dinnage

+44 (0)1305 757314

marketing@squire-technologies.com

About CMC Networks:

Founded in 1988, CMC Networks operates the largest Pan African SDH, Ethernet and MPLS network. The network footprint extends into the Middle East and Asian regions, and was built from the ground up by our experts.

CMC is recognised as a global leader in the provision of customised solutions. We are proven as a strategic partner for our customers and as a provider of state of the art carrier, enterprise and technology solutions. CMC ensures continuous evolution and innovation to deliver maximum cost and productivity benefits.

PR Contacts:

Jonathan Herbst
+27 115 178400
jonathan.herbst@cmcnetworks.net