Smile Partners with Squire Technologies to deploy a VoLTE Network in Africa
Following on from the success of Smile’s pan African 4G LTE network enabling mobile broadband data was the rollout of voice and messaging using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology.
“From day one we needed a technology partner that could not only offer us a diverse range of core network signalling products but also a set of telecoms signalling experts that could rapidly develop and evolve their products to solve the networking issues we knew we would face in such a leading edge rollout. I am happy to say Squire Technologies provided both and have been a key part of our success with the VoLTE rollout “said Tom Allen Smile COO.
At the heart of the VoLTE solution was the Squire Technologies SVI-SBC Session Border Controller. Building on half a decade of NGN deployments the SVI-SBC was rapidly deployed to support LTE Pre-Conditions enabling optimal bandwidth allocation and rollout of VoLTE handsets. With high volume transcoding and support for multi-device, single number services allowed Smile to offer offnet voice and messaging. At the back end Squire Technologies deployed their mature set of media and messaging gateways to insure a seamless interconnect between the VoLTE network and legacy 2G/3G/PSTN.
“This has been an exciting project to be involved in from the start with a unique set of challenges. It has combined solving todays leading edge VoLTE signalling challenges with flexible products and signalling expertise whilst also insuring seamless interconnect with legacy 2G/3G/PSTN. We look forward to being a continued part of Smile’s success in this project” said Simon Dinnage, Squire Technologies Business Development Director.