Visitors to the Pacific Island of Samoa to Get a Boosted Reception From BlueSky

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Samoan service provider BlueSky increases roaming options with Squire Technologies SVI_SG Signalling Gateway Solution.

To deliver increased roaming coverage we needed a specialist SS7 networking solution and selected Squire Technologies Ltd from the UK.

Squire Technologies, signalling specialists to the telecoms industry, today announced that it has been selected by leading Samoan service provider BlueSky to deliver its secure, robust Signalling Gateway (SVI_SG) solution to enable enhanced interoperability, interconnection and offer an extended range of roaming possibilities to its customers.

Bluesky Communications in the US territory of American Samoa is a leading provider of mobile, Pay TV and broadband since 1999. It’s sister company, BlueSky Samoa is the leading provider of mobile, fixed line, IPTV and broadband services in the neighbouring Pacific Island of Samoa (independent State of Samoa). When travelling abroad, mobile users typically prefer to take advantage of roaming packages that allow them to continue to use their devices and services as normal – regardless of whether making or receiving calls, sending texts, accessing emails or browsing the web.

“We want to ensure more visitors to and between both Samoa and American Samoa are able to take advantage of the roaming options available with BlueSky and to make full use of their mobile services. To deliver increased roaming coverage we needed a specialist SS7 networking solution and selected Squire Technologies Ltd from the UK”, said BlueSky MD Adolfo Montenegro.

One of the main challenges faced by BlueSky was to obtain a solution that solved the specific technical issues and was not an element of a much larger - and hence more costly - solution. Squire Technologies solved the problem, as Alo Anesi, Head Systems Engineer, explains: “We specifically needed conversion between European and American SS7 standards, ETSI and ANSI, to facilitate interoperability. We found the product we were looking for on Squire Technologies’ website and have been impressed by their technical knowledge, as well as their professional installation and support services”.

Squire Technologies is supplying its innovative SVI_SG SS7 Signalling Gateway product, which has a range of optional enhanced features more normally provided in complex and costly SS7 network STP solutions.

Zacc Couldrick, Regional Sales Manager for Squire Technologies, was excited by the unique nature of the deployment for BlueSky. “While providing SS7 conversion is one of our core strengths, this deployment highlights the versatility of our products. We’re delighted that BlueSky has selected Squire Technologies and are proud to have delivered a key component to enhance their roaming services”.

Scaling to 256 SS7 signalling links in a single chassis and up to 512 signalling links in a full dual redundant/ high availability system, the Squire SVI-SG is a reliable, robust solution that enables operators to route SS7 messages efficiently and securely. It supports backhaul of TDM SS7 messages using IETF SIGTRAN standards, ensuring full compatibility between IP and legacy networks. The integrated STP function enables efficient message routing and supports virtual point codes for private SS7 networks.

Please contact Squire Technologies for more information.

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 Technologies enables telecommunications companies who have previously been restricted to legacy SS7 and ISDN platforms to access VoIP and IMS networks, as well as providing signalling transfer points and protocol converters to further extend their customers’ network reach.

PR Contact:

Zacchary Couldrick
Sales Manager
zcouldrick(at)squire-technologies(dot)com
+44 (0)7585326418
http://www.squire-technologies.com

BlueSky:

Bluesky Communications is a premier provider of mobile, Pay TV and broadband services in the US territory of American Samoa since 1999. In 2011 it expanded into neighbouring Samoa by acquiring then Government owned incumbent, SamoaTel. Bluesky has been at the forefront of telecom innovation introducing the first HSPA+ and IPTV networks in the region. Bluesky’s mission is to be the best at harnessing the power of technology for the improvement of the lives of Samoans worldwide.

PR Contact:

Filifotu Va'ai
Marketing & Retail Director
fvaai(at)bluesky(dot)as
(+1684) 699-2759
http://www.bluesky.as

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