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That “the world is shifting to all digital” is today rather stating the obvious. Gone are the days when I could wander to the video/dvd shop and rent myself the latest big movie and buy a big bag of popcorn. While I watched with a certain sadness as the local Video/DVD rental guys closed their doors I had no choice, if I wanted to continue watching films, I had to subscribe to the online providers. Now of course, it’s second nature and I expect to choose from a number of providers on my Smart TV, depending on who bought the rights to the new series of Game of Thrones first. I expect to be able watch a trailer, I expect to be able to rent SD or HD , I might want to purchase it, I might want to rent for 3 x days , hell, I may not want to pay a monthly subscription at all – I only want to pay for what I have watched – see BlinkBox etal.
Enough of the analogies. We know that the march of new technology is virtually unstoppable. In the Telecoms space we have all read a gazillion articles on what the Next Generation Networks (NGN), for example, VoIP/4G will bring; flexibility, costs savings and ease of application development. The point is the march of all IP networks in the Telco world is now a reality.
- How do carriers cope with the move from a CAPEX to an OPEX model?
- What are the key technologies they need to support this transition?
- What are the defecto services carriers need to offer?
- What key functionality must a carrier demand from their equipment vendors?
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Squire Technologies, signalling specialists to the telecoms industry, today announced that Sify Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of triple play residential and business broadband services in India, has chosen its SVI MGC solution to replace a legacy Cisco PGW softswitch and to provide interconnection and routing between NGN IP and PSTN networks.
Sify, which delivers broadband, voice and media services to more than 200 cities and metro areas across India, was faced with the challenge of replacing its legacy PGW 2200 Media Gateway Controller solution that had been declared “end of life” (EoL) by Cisco. In order to provide seamless service continuity to its customers, Sify needed to deploy a proven solution that offered future-proof capabilities to meet service expansion demands and replace the EoL solution.
“Voice remains a hugely important part of our innovative triple play bundles,” commented Birendra Singh, Head- Voice Technology Operations at Sify. “We see outstanding growth in both domestic and international traffic, so needed a solution that would both meet current and future needs. Squire Technologies was able to replace our existing Cisco solution and provide us with the interconnection we need to service our customers.”
The SVI MGC solution that has been deployed currently supports more than 10,000 concurrent calls in a fully redundant architecture, providing the quality of service and call continuity needed to support Sify’s growing customer base.
Importantly, the SVI MGC was able to seamlessly connect with the deployed base of third party media gateways, with the result that Sify protected its existing investments while positioning its network for future growth and expansion. In addition, the SVI MGC is compatible with other third party media gateways. This means that Sify can deploy additional transcoding capacity with gateways from Squire Technologies or other vendors.
“One of the key benefits of the SVI MGC is the ability to connect to and control a wide range of third party media gateway solutions,” said Zacchary Couldrick, Regional Sales Manager at Squire Technologies. “This delivers outstanding investment protection as existing assets can be maintained. This flexibility delivers outstanding cost benefits and ensures efficient capital management.”
The SVI MGC Media Gateway Controller enables clients to interface their VoIP networks to SS7 PSTN based telephone networks allowing the rapid launch of VoIP services. It provides a secure and proven option for the replacement of legacy solutions while extending the life of deployed Media Gateway products.
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