Posts Tagged ‘STP’

Magna5 Selects Squire Technologies to more efficiently deliver Managed Services and Voice Solutions


FRISCO, Texas,
 – Magna5 today announced it has selected Squire Technologies to integrate innovative signaling and interconnection technologies into Magna5’s managed cloud-based network to ensure robust delivery of services to customers.

Magna5 is a nationwide provider of managed IT, voice and connectivity solutions for mid-sized organizations that have multiple branch locations. Over the past year, Magna5 has engaged in a multi-phase digital modernization initiative to consolidate multiple infrastructure environments obtained from previous acquisitions into a unified, virtualized network that will provide faster delivery of its managed services and voice solutions. The initiative involves consolidating data centers, shifting circuits, phasing out legacy systems and creating a vibrant, streamlined digital network. Once completed, the refurbished network will enable Magna5 to deliver its managed services and voice solutions more efficiently to its customers with faster and more reliable traffic routing, multi-carrier failover capabilities and expanded cloud hosting and data backup/recovery functionalities.

As part of the modernization initiative, Magna5 will integrate Squire Technologies’ carrier-grade, virtual switched virtual interface-signal transfer point (SVI-STP) solution across its geographically diverse network. This will allow Magna5 to consolidate to a single vendor solution on a fully supported platform. The SVI-STP solution supports a wide range of interconnection points that simplify complex connectivity and routing between multiple networks, such as SS7, NGN, VoIP and next-generation IMS/LTE/4G signaling networks. Built-in redundancy and fraud detection ensure reliable connectivity and fraud prevention.

“With Magna5’s growing customer base, we are focused on network and operational efficiencies to ensure we can meet the demands of rapid product and service enablement. Squire Technologies’ SVI-STPs interconnected within our network enables us to eliminate overlapping technologies inherited through multiple acquisitions,” said Jason Cummins, SVP of Magna5 Voice Networks. “Once consolidation is complete, our engineers will have additional cycles to focus on delivering road-mapped projects.”

 

“The SVI-STP will allow Magna5 to achieve their goals of network consolidation and unification by providing a robust, flexible signaling core,” said Mike Peck, General Sales Manager at Squire Technologies Ltd. “The SVI-STP is part of our suite of signaling products which allows us to deploy an optimum solution today while offering a future-proof roadmap to next-generation Diameter networks via our Diameter Signaling Controller. We are delighted to be working with Jason and his team on this exciting project and being a part of Magna5’s success.”

 

 

About Magna5
Magna5, a NewSpring Holdings portfolio company, offers managed IT, voice and connectivity solutions to more than 7,500 mid-market and enterprise customers nationwide, including leaders within the education, healthcare, government, financial services and beyond. Within the managed services offerings, Magna5 provides security services, data backup, recovery management, hosting services, and IT Consulting from their 24/7/365 fully staffed Operations Center. The company also provides voice and data services, as well as a host of “above the net” cloud services, and operates a proprietary, secure network designed to leverage diversified carriers and infrastructure in targeted points-of-presence (PoPs) throughout the United States, a key strategy for network reliability. Headquartered in Frisco, TX, Magna5 operates office and network facilities across the country, including Albany, NY; Los Angeles; New York City; Pittsburgh; San Antonio; Seattle, and Troy, NY. Magna5 is NewSpring Holdings’ voice, data, infrastructure and managed services platform. For more information, visit www.magna5global.com.

About Squire Technologies
UK-based Squire Technologies specialize in providing core network signaling 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 signaling interworking solutions. For more information, visit www.squire-technologies.co.uk.

mPaaS Managed Platform as a Service

The business model for today’s operator is a heady mix of innovation, flexibility and the need to maintain margins on existing revenue.

 

Although there is undoubtably call for fully hosted services we recognised the majority of our clients want the security and control that comes from deploying core network products in their own network.

In recognition of these drivers Squire Technologies offer their Managed Platform as a Service ( mPaaS) offering which simply allows operators to lease our core network products. The “Managed Service” part ensures the product is installed and commissioned in operators’ networks with ongoing support from our team of product / network specialists.

Offering a commercial leasing model immediately reduces cost alleviating cashflow pressures and we have been delighted to work with a number of operators who have realised the benefits this brings.

 

Building a core network
An MVNO client has deployed a substantial part of their network using the mPaaS offering. Their initial requirements were to solve a network bottleneck by replacing an incumbent HSS & STP. With this work under their belt they then chose to deploy our SMSC to explore a new revenue vertical and finally now a GMSC to increase margins. We worked closely with our client to deliver this matching our core network product portfolio to their evolving network requirements.

 

Optimising networks
As operators incumbent core networks evolve over time core components go End-Of-Life. This equipment can be very old and in some cases no longer supported by the vendor but there it sits in the rack day in day out with the lights on green. This is a risky strategy for any CTO to take and the mPaaS model has allowed CTOs to build a cost effective business case to migrate to a new state of the art product with all the additional benefits a fully supported product with a healthy road map enables.

 

Generating new revenue
We have worked with operators looking to generate revenue in new verticals. One of our clients was looking to take advantage of the rise in A2P SMS traffic. The mPaaS model allowed them to build a successful business case that removed the large upfront CAPEX cost of purchasing an SMSC and the associated services to deploy. Instead they were able to test the market vertical with a carrier grade product backed by our network and product experts and are today continuing to build revenue on A2P SMS.

Call +44 (0)1305 757314
enquiries@squire-technologies.com