TelFree Deploys Squire SS7 to SIP Gateway Controllers

Following the successful deployment of Squire Technologies’ SS7 Media Gateway Controller product solution (SVI_MGC) into TelFree Communications’ SS7 to IP network, the Swiss owned IP telephony service provider has announced today that the SVI_MGC is its media gateway controller of choice for deployment throughout its global network integrating with its partner SS7 carrier, Telekom Austria.

South Africa based TelFree, which operates across local and international home-user, SME, public payphone, and corporate markets, has built up a substantial VoIP service infrastructure with many value added services since the deregulation of the VoIP market in 2005. After two year of operating, TelFree required a solution which would enable the migration of its PSTN traffic from ISDN to SS7 by interconnecting between the legacy SS7 equipment of South African carriers Telkom and Vodacom and TelFree’s incumbent network of Cisco Media Gateway and SIP platform.

The deregulated South African market brought TelFree difficulties in its search for interconnection solutions with the major carriers. The lack of specialist SS7 to SIP skills and technologies in the local market forced TelFree to seek the assistance and product lines of a company that could deliver what it needed within a single product. Following industry research TelFree found that Squire Technologies came highly recommended as a provider of equipment and services which would address all its interconnection concerns. Within a very short time of acquiring the SVI_MGC TelFree’s network was connected to the legacy SS7 equipment of the carriers.

“The SVI_MGC delivered a very cost-effective way to interconnect to SS7 in comparison to SS7 carrier infrastructure and equipment; a very speedy integration of the TelFree SIP platform with the SS7 switches in the carrier network and top quality SS7 to SIP conversion delivering carrier grade VoIP solutions,” said Ruan Malan, Chief Technical Officer, TelFree Communications. “The SVI assisted TelFree in becoming the forerunner in the local South African market. TelFree Communications plans to roll out many more SVI’s in its worldwide network.”

Squire Technologies Ltd, specialist provider of carrier-class signalling, SS7 and VoIP products and services, supplies cost-effective solutions to carriers, service providers and ISP’s globally. The mature SVI_MGC SS7 Media Gateway Controller provides seamless interconnection between different networks running different types and versions of VoIP and PSTN protocols. It supports varied protocols with SS7, H.323 and SIP as standard, it opens up the PSTN network to all MGCP and H.248 enabled media gateways and provides all call control protocol termination.

About Squire Technologies
Established in 2001, Squire Technologies Ltd has experienced rapid year-on-year growth by providing carrier-grade telecoms products and services to the telecommunication industry worldwide, with deployments in more than 50 countries. First launching as an SS7 consultancy that built custom products from best of breed hardware, Squire Technologies quickly began to use this expertise to build and deliver carrier grade SS7-based signaling products. This shift in focus evolved, and today Squire Technologies provides a wide range of SS7 products – protocol converters, gateways and an extensive range of VoIP products including Gateways, Media Gateway Controller, and SoftSwitches.