Sky Telecom Selects Squire's SVI_MGC SS7 Media Gateway Controller

Squire Technologies Ltd, provider of carrier-grade SS7 and VoIP signalling equipment, has announced the successful integration of the SVI_MGC SS7 Media Gateway Controller into the network of the leading Maltese ISP, Sky Telecom Ltd. Providing RADIUS authentication, billing and routing, and local number portability, this dual redundant system has enabled Sky Telecom to progress its expanding VoIP services to the next level in cost-efficiency and reliability, and deliver the associated benefits to its customers.

“The SVI_MGC provided Sky Telecom with functionality that we needed at an excellent cost and we are very happy with our choice to develop our new services on a network including it,” says Philip Cassar, Managing Director, Sky Telecom Ltd.

Interconnected to four of the five carriers operating in Malta (Vodafone, Maltacom, Go Mobile and Melita), this Media Gateway Controller provides Sky Telecom with all the advantages of routing its traffic between SS7 and VoIP. This well proven product was chosen by the ISP for its pedigree of SS7 engineering and worldwide deployments. Offering the best specifications at the best price on the market, the SVI_MGC has been quickly deployed into the network.

“In deploying the SVI_MGC into its network Sky Telecom has purchased a reliable and adaptable product solution which provides them with signalling and routing control that easily enables them to develop their own services,” says Andrew Cooper, Squire Technologies’ Managing Director. “It is Squire’s philosophy to deploy products which integrate easily into the client environment instead of making them integrate into ours.”

Following the introduction of compulsory Carrier Pre-Selection for large network operators in Malta, Sky Telecom developed a proprietary RADIUS server. Consequently the ISP required an SS7/VoIP Media Gateway Controller offering interoperability with Cisco gateways to control their incumbent network infrastructure. The additional RADIUS functionality that the SVI_MGC SS7 Media Gateway Controller provides allows Sky Telecom to rapidly develop new services on its in-house RADIUS server, bringing innovative solutions to market without 3rd party suppliers, reducing lead times to delivery and development costs.

By deploying the MGC Sky Telecom has been able to implement its system quickly and cost-effectively, and engage with the newly deregularised and competitive Maltese Telecommunications market. This has enabled its customers to realise the benefits of easy, reliable and efficient communications services, in particular reducing international call tariffs. Squire Technologies is proud to have provided Sky Telecom with a solution enabling it to comply with the CPS legislation and deliver the required functionality quickly.

About Squire Technologies
Launching in 2001 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 and VoIP network equipment – protocol converters, signalling gateways, media gateways, media gateway controllers, and softswitches.