Squire Supports SIP-I, SIP-T Signalling Protocol Variants

Squire Technologies has announced full support for SIP-I and SIP-T signalling protocol variants across the SVI range of VoIP product solutions (SS7 Media Gateway, Gateway Controller, Class 4 SoftSwitch & Signalling Gateway). These products will now enable IP network operators to realise the benefits of connecting to the PSTN with no loss of core network functionality and so offering their customers services based on call processing information traditionally only available with costly SS7 interconnect.

“For PSTN breakout it is becoming mandatory for interconnecting equipment to support and fully interwork these protocols as more and more carriers are providing VoIP as a full interconnect alternative. Our customers are realizing advantages in the market with being able to expand their existing client base, take on new market share, and benefit from with much higher ROI on equipment.” says Andrew Cooper, Managing Director Squire Technologies.

In the highly competitive telecoms market, it is imperative that the introduction of different services becomes easier and cheaper with no ensuing loss of service quality. SIP signalling has provided the means of doing this but does not carry the full call processing features present with SS7 and necessary for delivery of a carrier-grade service. Representing the next generation of IP signalling, SIP-I by ETSI and SIP-T by IETF fully interwork with both SIP and SS7 and bear all detailed call information present in SS7 without requiring network overhauls, where this functionality is possible all the benefits of it can be realized.

The carrier-grade functionality of SIP-I and SIP-T means that they offer operators the opportunity to deliver CLEC services while benefiting from the advantages of quickly deployed and adapted, and low cost IP network infrastructure and interconnects. As in the case of BT’s 21CN network roll out, incumbent carriers are moving away from TDM interconnection in order to simplify networks and offer fully convergent services. Comprehensive IP based networks will replace complex network and systems infrastructure with physically simpler but more reliable networks ensuring delivery of the next generation of converged services with more speed, less cost and more efficiency.

Offering industry leading solutions enabling carriers to benefit from all the associated advantages of migrating their traffic from PSTN to VoIP, Squire Technologies specialises in signalling product solutions and is pleased to be able to offer its customers all the benefits of these carrier-grade SIP variants and the opportunity to seamlessly integrate SS7 networks into IMS topology. While the majority of Squire’s clients, who are still looking for proven and cost-effective PSTN breakout to VoIP, can now deliver a carrier-grade service on their IP networks they are also being offered a solution that can interconnect to any other signalling protocol.

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.