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 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 signalling experts that could rapidly develop and evolve their products to solve the network 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 mutli-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.
About the SVI_ SBC:
Squire Technologies’ state-of-the-art Session Border Controller provides a uniform network interface with comprehensive security features in fixed and mobile operators NGN and VoLTE IMS networks. The SVI_SBC provides support for VoLTE Pre Conditions allowing optimal used of radio bandwidth and insuring Voice Quality complementing many other features and capabilities including WebRTC, to offer a uniform interface to the 4G space, in addition to providing network security.
About Squire Technologies:
Squire Technologies is a UK based company specialising in signalling product solutions in the VoLTE IMS, VoIP and SS7 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.
Founded in 2007 (and incorporated in Mauritius, Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd) (“Smile”) owns and operates mobile wireless 4G LTE broadband networks in the 800MHz band in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. By the end of 2015 Smile will offer clear voice services and have national coverage comparable to the largest 3G network in each of its current countries of operation.
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.
Squire Technologies SS7, IMS and VoIP Signalling Specialists, today announced they have successfully deployed their Signal Transfer Point (SVI_STP) with Telecom26, a telecommunication service provider based in Switzerland. Telecom26’s GlobalSIM platform provides a range of secure voice and messaging services for global corporations.
“A key part of our GlobalSIM platform is a secure, scalable and flexible signalling network” said Mark Nicholson, CEO at Telecom26. “We require a signalling solution that allows us to rapidly and reliably implement complex core network routing, enabling secure mobile network intelligence. Finally it is equally important for us to partner with a vendor we can count on, such as Squire Technologies, providing thought leadership in both traditional and evolved packet core networks.”
Telecom26’s GlobalSIM platform is the convergence of mobile innovation, security and worldwide coverage to offer an entirely new line of value added services focused on customer privacy and protection. The GlobalSIM services all share the same core properties: Security and Global Reach
About the Squire Technologies SVI_STP Solution
The SVI_STP provides a comprehensive future proof STP supporting legacy SS7 TDM, Next Generation IP, SIGTRAN and IMS / LTE /4G. A mature, proven, carrier grade technology packed with feature rich capabilities derived from a decade of deployments. Couple this with a dedicated technical architecture and installation team, 24x7x365 Global Support and a decade of global deployment experience you can be confident of supporting today network requirements and tomorrows.