Why SMS is Purpose Built for IoT

Quite a bold statement considering SMS is a technology that’s 30 x years old and nobody had heard of IoT 5 x years ago. So how come?

In the first instance the use of SMS to transport data to and from remote devices is not new. We worked with a Swedish carrier in 2003 delivering messaging to and from remote devices used in industrial applications to monitor temperature / pressure etc. This was and still is described as Machine 2 Machine (M2M) messaging.

Aside from the historical perspective that its tried and tested there are both some very practical reasons why IoT developers should consider SMS as well as some more technical ones:

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Cablenet selects Squire Technologies to consolidate its Fixed and Mobile voice network

Cyprus based quad-play operator Cablenet selects Squire Technologies’ virtualised Session and Media controllers to consolidate their Fixed and Mobile voice network.

 “Cablenet has always leveraged leading edge technology to support innovation, seamless service delivery and enable rapid network growth. By selecting Squire Technologies products we continue this trend. Not only will we be able to leverage the benefits of a virtual environment but also the benefits of an integrated solution from a single vendor.” – Panayiotis Kouloumbrides, Voice Network Manager, Cablenet.

Initially Cablenet was looking to replace its end-of-life Cisco PGW product but this soon widened to incorporate its incumbent Session Border Controllers. Squire Technologies innovative controller architecture allows media to be easily distributed both in legacy and IP networks. In a virtualised SIP network this can be further enhanced to provide automated load balancing, elasticty and failover.  

“Cablenet runs a high-end, forward thinking telecoms network. We understood that in the first instance Cablenet needed to migrate its existing products to a fully supported product set with a committed roadmap. Once the core services have been migrated we can then work with Cablenet to take advantage of our technology to optimise and innovate. We very much look forward to our continued partnership with Cablenet.” – Mike Peck, Global Sales Manager, Squire Technologies.

About Cablenet

Founded in 2003, Cablenet is the only independent alternative telecommunications provider in Cyprus and has grown rapidly to become a leading quad-play provider of broadband, television, fixed and mobile telephony services in the island. Cablenet continues to pioneer by virtue of its advanced technological infrastructure, its well-trained staff and the introduction of innovative applications of modern technology into the Cyprus market. 

About Squire Technologies Ltd

Operating since 2001, Squire Technologies Ltd provides product solutions and expertise in LTE, VoLTE, VoIP and SS7 markets to Fixed and Mobile operators, MVNO’s, Equipment Vendors, Integrators and Solution Providers in 100+ countries.

Squire Technologies and Tecnomic Partner for value-add in Asia

UK-based telecom signalling specialists Squire Technologies are pleased to announce a brand new partnership with Tecnomic Systems.

Head quartered in Singapore, Tecnomic Systems is one of the foremost telecom distributors and system integrators in South Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East for leading edge technology in telecom hardware, software and services for service providers and enterprises.

As a reseller, Tecnomic will provide benefits to customers in these regions by offering greater distribution, installation and availability of Squire Technologies’ core network telecom products.

“Squire Technologies has been focussing on creating an ecosystem through its partners that can extend its service offerings to create better value for customers. Tecnomic, with its background and strong team, is perfectly positioned to add value right from the design phase to the project realisation, improving the ROI and enhancing the user experience for the customers. We are very pleased to welcome Tecnomic on board as a Squire Technologies value-add partner.”– Benjamin Hughes, Partner Manager, Squire Technologies.

“Tecnomic is very excited to partner as a reseller with Squire Technologies. We look forward to benefiting from Squire Technologies’ extensive product range and their expertise spanning signalling, messaging and voice across the LTE, VoIP and SS7 markets.”– Tanmoy Das, Business Head, Tecnomic.

The Squire Technologies Partner Program is built around much more than products, with features and benefits that include over 20 years of experience developing core network telecom products, pre-sales training and technical support. As well as tailored marketing support, and access to demo products.

About Tecnomic Systems Pte, Ltd

Tecnomic is a trusted regional demand creation distributor in South East Asia, ASEAN and Middle East for some of the leading brands in telecom products and solutions. The Company was established in 1991, and has over the years, developed a reputation as a reliable partner, who can provide strong technical support to customers, during the design and post-sales phases. Tecnomic has a strong presence in Defence, Telecom, Industrial, and Automation market verticals.

Simfony select Squire Technologies signalling solutions for their IoT platform

Simfony offers a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Solution that enables immediate IoT infrastructure to communication providers such as MNOs, MVNOs, satellite providers and application developers, allowing them to benefit from the exponential growth in the IoT market.

“At the Network Layer of our platform we need to manage the signalling transport that delivers IoT between our virtual mobile core, multiple operator interconnects and our clients. It is critical for us to choose a partner whose expertise can not only bridge 2G, 3G and 4G networks but whose products offer high availability, scalability and flexibility out-of-the-box.”
– Stefan Anghel, CTO, Simfony.

Simfony are deploying Squire Technologies’ Diameter Signalling Controller (SVI-DSC) and Signal Transfer Point (SVI-STP) to manage 2G, 3G and 4G signalling traffic. They will be deployed into Simfony’s cloud environment to ensure speed of deployment, scalability and elasticity for both service providers and carriers using the platform.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for us. Simfony are at the leading edge of cloud-based IoT infrastructure delivery and have an innovative product offering. We look forward to working with them to deploy our own innovative signalling products and being the signalling piece of their puzzle, and continued success!” 
– Sanjeev Verma, CEO, Squire Technologies.

About Simfony
Founded with the mission to enable the next generation of IoT applications, Simfony’s products help communication service providers benefit from a new and fast growing market created by an increasingly connected life. Simfony provide a multi-tier, managed, mobile core network focused on M2M use cases, together with powerful OSS/BSS management features and innovative data analytics capabilities.

About Squire Technologies Ltd
Squire Technologies are a UK based company specialising in signalling product solutions for the IMS, LTE, VoIP & Legacy Networks. Operating since 2001 it provides both the technology and the associated commissioning and support services. Squire Technologies has a global customer base with deployments in 160+ countries consisting of Fixed and Mobile operators, MVNO’s, Equipment Vendors, Integrators and Solution Providers.

How a Diameter Interworking Function Works

As 4G networks are rolled out into a hybrid mix of legacy 2G & 3G networks, operators deploy a Diameter Interworking Function or IWF to ensure their Diameter networks can successfully interconnect with multiple vendors, implementing multiple signalling standards.

We’ve produced a short video to provide an overview of how an IWF works…

Squire Technologies SVI-IWF Interworking Function enables mobile operators 4G DIAMETER networks to seamlessly inter-op with legacy networks enabling 4G <-> 3G Roaming capabilities. The SVI-IWF also enables WiFi or Mobile Data Offloading and Legacy Integration.

Find out more about Squire Technologies’ Diameter Interworking Function here.

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