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Squire Technologies' Media Gateway Controller Deployed as a Cisco PGW Replacement By Asian Integrator, AsiaTel


Squire Technologies have announced that their Media Gateway Controller (SVI-MGC) has been successfully deployed by their Asian partner, AsiaTel, as a replacement for their client's incumbent Cisco PGW.

(PRWEB UK) 31 October 2012

Squire Technologies, the leading provider of SS7 solutions to the telecommunications industry, are pleased to announce that Asian system integrator AsiaTel have deployed yet another Squire Media Gateway Controller for one of their customers. AsiaTel have deployed the Media Gateway Controller as a direct replacement for the Cisco PGW, which has seen its End-of-Life sale date pass recently. The Media Gateway Controller will enable AsiaTel's customer to continue using their incumbent Cisco Media Gateways while achieving connectivity between TDM and VoIP networks.

One of the key factors in choosing a provider was that the Media Gateway Controller needed to provide compatibility with the client's incumbent Cisco AS5400 Media Gateways. AsiaTel's Technical Director Chiou Che Ooi explained, “We receive numerous requests like these for interoperability, and receiving a proof of concept from Squire Technologies allowed us to be assured that the end user would receive precisely the functionality they required.”

The Media Gateway Controller has been deployed after AsiaTel demonstrated the product to their client in the required network configuration. Sanjeev Verma, Squire Technologies' Global Sales Director, was quick to praise AsiaTel's role in deploying the MGC, “We're very proud of our Global Partner Channel and AsiaTel is one of our more established partners, having first done business with them in 2007. We've been impressed with their professionalism throughout our time with them, and once again they've delivered excellent customer service to their end user.”

Squire Technologies have experienced increased sales of their Media Gateway Controller throughout 2012, which they attribute partly to Cisco announcing the End of Life of their PGW range of softswitches and software. Simon Dinnage, Squire's Business Development Director explains, “One of the key industry concerns this year has been how to continue using the Cisco equipment whilst accessing new networks; just as the PGW allows you to do. Our MGC has 10 years of operational experience behind it, and offers full interoperability with the PGW as well as the Media Gateways from Alcatel-Lucent and AudioCodes.”

This Media Gateway Controller has been installed remotely, with the end customer installing the software on their own servers, a frequent installation choice. Simon continues, “Our MGC is one of the few that can be delivered as a true software only option, allowing customers to save money by deploying it on their own servers. Customers also benefit from a shorter installation time when choosing this deployment method, which is another reason why it has proven so popular.”

About Squire Technologies

Squire Technologies is a leading global provider of NGN, TDM and IP telecommunications products and solutions with world class installation and support services. Squire enables telecommunications companies who have previously been restricted to legacy SS7 and ISDN platforms to access VoIP networks, as well as providing signalling transfer points and protocol converters to further extend their customers' network reach.

About Asiatel

Asiatel is a Singapore based global IT and telecommunication solutions with extensive experience in fixed and mobile telecommunication services, internet services, internet telephony, datacenters, call centers, cloud computing infrastructure and disaster recovery systems. Customers include telecom service providers and enterprises in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and many other parts of Asia.

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