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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…”

 

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?