Squire Technologies Announces Record Sales of Cisco Compatible Media Gateway Controller

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With their financial year drawing to a close, Squire Technologies have revealed that they achieved record revenues over the past 12 months from their Media Gateway Controller.

Squire Technologies, one of the leading signalling specialists to the Telecommunications industry, have announced record sales levels of their Media Gateway Controllers (SVI-MGC) for this past financial year. The SVI-MGC uniquely offers support for third party media gateways such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and AudioCodes.

Reflecting upon the reasons behind this increase in sales, Sanjeev Verma, Squire Technologies’ Global Sales Director, sees a direct correlation between compatibility and success, “Whilst we’ve been growing our sales year-on-year for the Media Gateway Controllers we saw a considerable increase in demand after Cisco announced the end of life of the PGW softswitch and software, and this has certainly be a contributing factor in the SVI-MGC’s growth in popularity, as our MGC has been proven to be a more than capable replacement.”

Simon Dinnage, Squire Technologies’ Business Development Director, noted that the availability of the SVI-MGC has long been considered as an alternative to the PGW, “We’ve seen an ever-increasing number of people chose our Media Gateway Controller, which can be attributed to many different factors, but most relate to the SVI-MGC providing them greater flexibility as they extend out their network at a later point. The end of life announcement of the PGW has certainly boosted interest levels, but we’ve been providing an alternative for a number of years now, so we want people to be assured that there are successful substitutes available.”

One company that required this Cisco compatibility was Forum Networks, Africa’s leading provider of teleconferencing solutions. Kow A. Sam, CEO of Forum Networks, explained the motivations behind choosing the Squire Technologies MGC, “Having been in the telecommunications industry for some time, we knew that we needed a Media Gateway Controller that could act as a replacement for the Cisco PGW, and function alongside third party Media Gateways. Squire’s MGC fits this requirement perfectly, providing us the flexibility we need as we expand our network.”

The Squire Technologies Media Gateway Controller can operate with Media Gateways from Alcatel Lucent and AudioCodes as well as Cisco. It enables telecom operators to interface their VoIP networks to SS7 networks allowing the rapid launch of VoIP services.

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.

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