Posts Tagged ‘STP’

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

5 Ways Network Architects Have Overcome Signalling Interconnect Challenges.

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…”

 

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