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.