Posts Tagged ‘Signal Transfer Point’

Roaming In The South Pacific

Vodafone French Polynesia deploy Squire Technologies’ STP to solve roaming interconnect challenges.

Vodafone French Polynesia was launched in the beautiful South Pacific islands on the 17th June 2013. As part of the deployment, the Polynesian network was understandably looking to deliver international roaming, but hit an interconnect problem with one of their onward carriers. As with all network rollout problems there were a number of potential solutions. Naturally, Vodafone FP were looking to fix this problem as quickly as possible, but they also wanted a product solution with the functionality to be extended in the future, as and when their service evolved.

“It was refreshing to work with a team that were able to rapidly assimilate our requirements and advise on a deployment program that solved our immediate and longer term requirements.”
Paul Desvignes
Mobile Core Network Engineer, Vodafone French Polynesia

As speed was of the essence Squire Technologies were able to deliver a virtualised solution while Vodafone FP supplied the tin. Working remotely, Squire Technologies commissioning teams installed and configured the gateway product alongside Vodafone FP network engineers. In early 2014, as planned at the outset, Vodafone FP decided to purchase an upgrade license that transformed their gateway product into a fully-fledged Signal Transfer Point (STP). This provided Vodafone FP a future-proof solution that they still use today to deliver their international roaming service.

Of course time does not stand still and network technologies continue to evolve at a furious pace with the rollout of next generation LTE, VoLTE and VoIP in particular. Squire Technologies products have evolved alongside these changes whilst keeping the same commitment to problem solving and delivery.

“We are proud to be working alongside this innovative carrier discussing and proposing next generation Diameter, 4G Roaming and VoIP solutions. We wish Vodafone French Polynesia every success for the future.”
Sanjeev Verma
CEO, Squire Technologies Ltd

Digicel Group Deploy Squire Technologies Next Gen STP

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.

prashant singh blogIn 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 simon dinnage blogexpertise 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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