Posts Tagged ‘Interconnection’

Managing flexible interconnection and routing for wholesale carriers

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How can wholesale carriers resolve interconnection, peering and routing challenges for SS7, VoIP and IPX networks?

Wholesale carriers have a vital role to play in the telecoms value chain. They are a key link that enables operators and service providers to profitably deliver traffic to any destination. Most operators depend on leveraging wholesale carriers to deliver traffic to destinations they serve.

Carriers have to manage a complex array of interconnections. They also live in a dynamic environment in which costs change, weekly, daily or even hourly. To successfully deliver traffic and to ensure they derive profit from their activities, carriers need agile partners that can help them run their networks while ensuring a return on their investment.

This creates challenges. Even carriers with established infrastructure may need to extend their range of interconnection options – and have to manage traffic delivery across legacy, NGN IP and IMS networks simultaneously.

There may also be difficulties in managing a diverse array of elements. Consolidating network resources is another common challenge.

Squire Technologies solves these problem with a range of flexible and scalable VoIP and SS7 switching solutions, including its flexbile and scalable Media Gateway Controller (MGC).

Find out how one wholesale carrier secured the flexibility, adaptability and control it needed to both optimise its existing network and to obtain more efficient interconnection with partners in the future.

What you’ll learn from the case study:

  • The challenges for carriers in SS7 and IPX networks
  • The importance of leveraging flexibility in traffic peering and routing
  • How Squire Technologies can help

Confronting End-of-Life for Softswitches

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How to protect your investments and maintain SS7 and VoIP interconnections

What do you do if a key vendor announces ‘End of Life’ (EoL) for a critical part of your network infrastructure? It’s a common problem and operators have to plan for such eventualities. Even so, it can be problematic, particularly if the original vendor doesn’t have a replacement or upgrade plan.

Many operators that have invested in third party hardware and software to power their VoIP and NGN networks are becoming increasingly challenged by such end of life (EoL) announcements from industry vendors, most notably Cisco.

For example, Cisco has announced EoL and End of Support programmes for its PGW and ITP products, raising concerns for future operations and investment protection in live networks and leaving operators wondering how they will maintain their valuable interconnection points with VoIP, SS7 PSTN, NGN IP and IMS networks. What should operators do to help them navigate such challenges and avoid service disruptions or unnecessary additional investments?

Squire Technologies, signalling specialists to the telecoms industry, provides a range of future-proof options to help operators overcome such issues. We have reaffirmed our commitment to continue investment and support of our successful range of SS7 Signalling products, which includes the SVI Media Gateway Controller (MGC), SVI Signalling Gateway (SG) and SVI STP solutions.

With deployments in more than 100 countries around the world, Squire Technologies provides the answer to EoL challenges, delivering robust VoIP and SS7 interconnection and enabling a ready-made solution for operators that need to replace legacy products. But it’s not just platforms that are reaching the end of their lives that are threatened – other network elements that are controlled by EoL products as the Cisco PGW are also threatened.

We’ve taken care of this too, as our SVI MGC, SG and STP products can be deployed with third party platforms, ensuring service continuity and that operators can invest confidently in their networks. This means there is no need to replace other solutions that are in place, ensuring that investment is directed where it’s needed and no unnecessary expenses are incurred.

Seen as the perfect replacement for the Cisco PGW and ITP, the SVI SS7 Signalling range enables clients to interface their VoIP networks to SS7 PSTN, NGN IP and IMS networks, allowing the rapid launch of VoIP services while extending the life of legacy Media Gateway solutions from a range of 3rd Party providers.

Our strategy is built on the gradual evolution of our 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.

If you are concerned about EoL programmes for critical network elements such as softswitches, signalling gateways and media gateway controllers, why not get in touch to see how we can help protect your network and provide a solution that helps future growth?