Dorchester, UK, September 8, 2015 –
Squire Technologies Limited announced today it has signed an agreement with Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT). Squire Technologies will deploy a range of products and services that will enable Globalstar to implement a core IP network at Globalstar’s satellite gateway ground stations. The convergent solutions provided by Squire Technologies will enable Globalstar to utilize Level3’s fully meshed MPLS network and improve connectivity to the public-switched telephone network (PSTN) across various geographical locations.
The agreement represents the final significant ground network infrastructure component for Globalstar’s next-generation of advanced IP-based satellite voice and data services.
“We are extremely pleased to embark on this new relationship with Squire,” said Tim Calamari, Director of IT and Network Planning for Globalstar. Mr. Calamari added, “They proved to be a one-stop shop able to meet all our requirements for signalling and media convergence, by offering us integrated gateway products and replacing our signal transfer points.”
“Squire is proud to be deploying our NGN core network solutions to deliver next-generation advanced services to Globalstar’s customers,” said Simon Dinnage, Business Development Director, Squire Technologies. “Our expertise in the area of converged networks will enable Globalstar to simplify the delivery of VoIP services and reduce opex by utilizing MPLS across all locations as they migrate to an all IP-network.”
About Squire Technologies Ltd.
Squire Technologies is a UK based company specializing in signalling product solutions in the SS7, VoIP and IMS markets. Operating since 2001 Squire Technologies provides either black box products and the associated install and support services, or a total end-to-end solution under its Next Generation Service. Squire Technologies has a global customer base with deployments in 90+ countries consisting of Fixed and Mobile operators, MVNO’s, ITSP’s, Wholesale Carriers, Equipment Vendors, Integrators and Solution Providers.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, leveraging the world’s newest satellite network. Customers around the world in industries like government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information, visit www.globalstar.com.
Demand for SS7 capabilities remains strong and is often a crucial element of both current and NGN networks. Despite this, many vendors, including most recently Sonus / Performance Technologies, have released EoL notices for their SS7 solutions. Squire Technologies provides a simple replacement solution, offering both investment protection and a clear roadmap for operators, making it the clear choice for the provision of SS7 expertise and capabilities.
Dorchester, UK, 10th July 2014
Why would you buy EoL or unsupported SS7 products for your network signalling requirements? With a number of vendors, such as Sonus / Performance Technologies, declaring End of Life (EoL) notices for their signalling products, including the legacy SEGWay solution, Simon Dinnage, Business Development Director at Squire Technologies asks how network operators can protect their SS7 investments.
“When you invest in a signalling solution, it is reasonable to suppose it will have a long-term life expectancy, be fully supported and deliver attractive ROI. Despite this, some vendors are deleting key product lines, creating uncertainty and enhanced risk for operators,” he comments. “SS7 continues to be a key requirement – while NGN migration continues to accelerate, there are always occasions when an operator needs SS7, either for new interconnections or to leverage existing solutions. Operators need to know that they can invest in appropriate SS7 solutions to meet their needs without the fear of buying unsupported products.”
Squire Technologies, the signalling specialists to the telecoms industry continues to affirm its commitment to continuous evolution and support of SS7 technologies. Whether in the form of a signalling gateway to enable interconnection or whether in the shape of specialist interworking capabilities, SS7 remains of fundamental importance.
“As a vendor, we understand how important new protocols such as Diameter are – but we also know that SS7 solves many problems. Operators need the confidence to obtain specialist, expert advice as well as proven solutions to help them meet signalling challenges and there’s no doubt that SS7 is not going away as quickly as has been predicted,” he added.
Squire Technologies has long experience in the replacement of defunct solutions. It has been actively replacing Cisco PGW solutions for more than 18 months in live networks. This expertise in helping operators meet the challenge of replacing deployed solutions ensures smooth, painless network migration. It ensures that operators can eliminate risk and plan more effectively for the future, with full support and warranty for deployed solutions.
Squire Technologies offers a complete range of robust, scalable and flexible SS7 signalling solutions that, combined with any-to-any interworking capabilities enable operators to resolve complex challenges and achieve interconnection with peers. They offer long-term ROI, reducing investment risk.
“Any operator concerned about the future of its SS7 solutions should consider talking to us,” said Mr Dinnage. “Our impartial advice, based on expertise proven in more than 100 countries, will help plan network migration strategies to ensure the most cost-effective and secure investment path.”
Squire Technologies’ strategy is built on the gradual evolution of its 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.
Squire Technologies is committed to the evolution and investment in SS7 solutions to help operators. In addition to offering a complete range of SS7 capabilities, Squire Technologies adds support for protocols that are key requirements for NGN investment – SIP, SIP-I and Diameter, ensuring compatibility with the networks of today and tomorrow – and guaranteeing investment protection.
Mr Dinnage is available for comment and interview.
About Squire Technologies:
Squire Technologies is a leading global provider of NGN, TDM and IP telecommunications products and solutions with world-class installation and support services. Squire Technologies enables telecommunications companies to access SS7, VoIP and LTE / IMS networks, as well as providing signalling transfer points and protocol converters to further extend network reach.
Business Development Director
+44 (0) 1305 757314