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.

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.

Squire Technologies partner with Summa Networks to expand its offering to its North American customers

Dorchester (UK), April 8th, 2019 – Squire Technologies Limited are a UK based signaling specialist to the telecoms industry. They provide carrier grade core network signalling products and solutions such as Gateway MSC (GMSC), Signalling Transfer Point (STP), Diameter Suite (DRA, DEA, IWF) & SMSC to Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers and MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) and MVNEs (Mobile Virtual Network Enablers). They are expanding their offering to their customers by including Summa Networks’ NextGen HSS (Home Subscriber Server) and HLR (Home Location Register) in their product portfolio.

Summa Networks’ carrier grade HLR/HSS technology for MVNOs and other broadband and telecommunications service providers combines LTE HSS, IMS HSS and HLR in a single piece of software and enables seamless interworking between 3G, 4G and 5G. NextGen HSS is particularly suitable for IoT deployments.

“Squire Technologies help carriers overcome signaling interworking challenges across all generations of networks, allowing them to future proof their core network while maintaining backward compatibility. Our biggest strength is sharing what we have learnt working for 400+ operators in 150+ countries in the last 20 years. We choose partners who have similar ability and experience to adapt to the interworking challenges, and we have pleased to have chosen Summa Networks.” says Mike Peck, General Manager – Sales, at Squire Technologies. According to Javier Martin, Chief Executive Officer at Summa Networks: “Our NextGen HSS starts to be recognized in the industry as a great choice for legacy replacement on the way to explore IoT and 5G as new lines of business for carriers of all sizes and geographies. The joint solution with Squire products goes beyond the HLR/HSS reach and represents an opportunity for carriers of any kind to own their subscribers’ data and therefore customize their services to optimize their revenues. We recommend it for a complete and scalable offer, adaptable to the needs of each Network Operator.”

Squire Technologies will exhibit at the Mobile Carriers Show 2019 which will take place in Denver (CO), between the 8 – 10 April. Click here to arrange a meeting.

About Squire Technologies
Squire Technologies Limited are a UK based signaling interconnect specialist to the telecoms industry, providing product solutions and expertise in LTE, VoLTE, VoIP, SS7 and Network Fraud Prevention markets.

With an enviable reputation for finding innovative solutions to complex networking challenges we deliver to Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers in the fixed, mobile, alternative and virtual space including MVNO’s, ITSP’s, wholesale carriers, equipment vendors, integrators and solution providers.

Operating since 2001 and with deployments in over 120 countries we combine a comprehensive range of proven, carrier grade network products with cutting edge, flexible interface technology.

About Summa Networks
Summa Networks is exclusively specialized in the development of state-of-the-art telecom software that ensure carrier-grade performance. Our unique NextGen HSS reaches further than current HSS and HLR solutions and can be seamlessly deployed in-house and in Cloud environments. It enables smooth interworking between 3G and 4G thanks to LTE HSS, IMS HSS and HLR open standard technologies in one piece of software and is ready to evolve into 5G. Summa Networks is the solution of choice for IoT applications, VoLTE in-a-box and VoWiFi. Summa Networks is part of Within Reach Holding, which prides itself in the success of companies such as the Dutch and German telecom provider Voiceworks, the leading German PBX provider  Swyx  and the French software company Centile. Website: www.summanetworks.com

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