Digicel Group have chosen Squire Technologies SVI_STP (Signal Transfer Point) product for rollout across multiple sites in their Caribbean, Central American and Asia Pacific networks.
In 2014 Cisco announced an end-of-life on their STP product and so Digicel product management started looking for a fully supported replacement product.
“What impressed us with the Squire Technologies STP product was not only could it replace our existing infrastructure but it will allow us to support Next Generation and 4G / IMS based signalling going forward.” Prashant Singh, Global Head of Core Services, Digicel Group.
“We are delighted to be working with the Digicel Group,” said Simon Dinnage, Squire’s Business Development Director. “Digicel stressed throughout the selection process the need for a committed vendor partner that would work closely with them. As well as our technology we bring our signalling and networking commissioning expertise to bear on any requirements our clients may have. We look forward to working with Digicel to deliver their services today and in tomorrow’s fast evolving signalling networks.”
The SVI_STP provides full support for SS7, NGN and IMS / 4G signalling networks. A fully featured product with global deployments it allows service providers to rapidly deploy, rationalise and deliver new services into their network.
About Digicel Group
From their launch in Jamaica 2001, Digicel has expanded rapidly and now span 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific, with 14 million subscribers and 5 billion invested across its markets.
About Squire Technologies Ltd
Squire Technologies are a UK based company specialising in signalling product solutions in SS7, VoIP and IMS / 4G. Operating since 2001 we provide both the technology and the associated commissioning and support services. Squire Technologies has a global customer base with deployments in over 90 countries consisting of fixxed and mobile operators, MVNOs, equipment vendors, integrators and solution providers.
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