Enhanced signalling gateway products reduce network costs and maximise operator

Wednesday 9 June 2004 15:26 CET | News

Adax has announced significant enhancements to its family of signalling gateway products that will provide increased cost savings for network operators migrating to IP signalling from traditional SS7-based circuits.

The link density, throughput and performance of the gateways have all been increased following upgrades to the communications controllers and software modules. These improvements enable operators to manage the growth of their network while maximising revenues and satisfying consumer demands for new services. The four Adax SS7 over IP gateways for switching, routing, tunnelling and backhaul are now capable of supporting up to 2 million BHCA (Busy Hour Call Attempts) and are scalable up to 5 million BHCA and beyond. Over the past 12 months the number of SS7 links in the gateways has been increased from eight to 64 while the number of T1/E1 links has been doubled to 16. In addition, the gateways are now capable of delivering 128 SCTP associations, with up to three secondary IP addresses per association. The gateways are NEBS certified platforms for carrier-grade reliability, maximising value for customers by offering one of the lowest costs per link and highest throughputs available on the market today. The Adax signalling gateways enable the simple and straightforward migration of existing SS7 Nodes to IP transport, saving the costs associated with leasing or provisioning dedicated long haul SS7 circuits. In addition, the migration to IP signalling enables the network to deal with the increasing demands for bandwidth from new applications such as video gaming and with the more ‘bursty’ nature of traffic generated by SMS and multi-media messaging. The Adax gateways offer various types of SS7 over IP solutions to suit the different stages of migration to IP signalling. The gateways have a common field-upgradeable hardware platform and through a simple software upgrade can easily evolve with changing IP needs including M2PA, M2UA and M3UA. They are also readily scalable to grow in line with the demands of the network, future-proofing a customers’ equipment investment choice.

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