Sure enable 4G OSS interop in 3G network

With mobile networks constantly evolving and 5G firmly on the horizon the need for a seamless interworking product that enables operators to deliver tomorrows services while protecting legacy revenues has never been more paramount.

As Sure International rolled out their next generation Online Charging System (OCS) from Cerillion they needed to insure seamless backward compatibility with their existing 3G network.

“Any migration to the next big thing needs to seamlessly integrate from day one with today’s revenue generating services. We needed a product and a team that could insure exactly this, and we found it with Squire Technologies Interworking Function (SVI-IWF) and their excellent commissioning and support teams.” Cyrille Joffre, Sure International CTIO

The role of the Interworking Function was to allow interop between the supported DIAMETER signalling of the OCS platform and the legacy signalling on Sures 3G network.

“It was interesting to see how the project unfolded as we needed to support not only standard DIAMETER to CAMEL interworking but also USSD Gateway functionality to enable billing support for pre-paid subscribers on Sure 3G network, by integrating with the proprietary API’s supported on the OCS.

It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the flexibility of the SVI-IWF and a pleasure to work with the network operations team at Sure.” Mike Peck, General Manager – Sales, Squire Technologies


About Sure International
Sure is a carrier class telecommunications supplier in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and in the South Atlantic and Diego Garcia. They deliver mobile, broadband, fixed line, data centre and enterprise solutions to consumers, corporate and public sector clients.

Sure International supplies world-class communications services to businesses and public-sector clients. Their combination of local knowledge and global expertise makes them the perfect communications partner for companies in the islands that need high quality, reliable connectivity so they can do business throughout the world.

About Squire Technologies
UK based Squire Technologies specialise in providing core network signalling products to operators in the mobile, fixed and virtual space. All deployments are backed by dedicated end-to-end commissioning and support teams. Operating since 2001 and with global deployments in 100+ countries makes Squire Technologies the right choice for signalling interworking solutions.

Avengers Endgame Film Review

April 26th saw the release of the much anticipated final chapter in the Avengers film franchise. With plenty of Avengers fans in the office the Squire Technologies team were treated to a private viewing of the film. Following this our colleague Adam Blythe in engineering has given us his thoughts on Avengers Endgame…

How do you describe the end of an era?…

Make no mistake, that is what Avengers: Endgame is, the end of a bold experiment that actually worked more than not.

If you haven’t managed to keep up with the Marvel Comic Universe, then this probably isn’t the movie for you. The investiture needed is part of the hook of the movie; without it, you will not get it.

For those who have the needed investiture, this movie is a densely packed combination of action, tension, and resolution. For three hours you will be almost bombarded with plot resolution, set piece fights, and call backs to previous films (needed for how dense this film is in backstory).

This film does what it sets out to do, which is to finish the Myth Arc the series started way back when in the end of the Avengers Assemble film – a remarkable achievement for such a diverse set of films to end on.

There are people who have grown up with the titan (no pun intended) that the Marvel Cinimatic Universe became, and with the end of this movie does everything change. It has to.

I just hope the same amount of care and forethought goes into the next period of this remarkable exercise.

Adam Blythe | Senior Production Manager at Squire Technologies.

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