Moving to Packet-Based Technologies While Leveraging Circuit-Switched Voice Networks
Communication service providers face a complex set of challenges. Worldwide deregulation has increased the level of competition, forcing service providers to find new approaches to attract and retain profitable customers.
The new competitive environment and the rise of new modes of internet communication have reduced the profitability potential of the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). To compete, service providers must overcome the technical and financial hurdles of moving to increasingly efficient packet-based technologies and services while still leveraging existing circuit-switched voice networks.
Handling Packet Protocols
In order to maintain a competitive edge via reduced costs and increased service revenue, carriers around the world are looking to transition their current legacy voice services to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This migration requires an innovative, open-standards packet-switched network that is flexible and can enable rapid deployment of new revenue generating services while reducing operating costs. The Dialogic® ControlSwitch™ System is well-suited to achieve this and more.
The ability of the ControlSwitch System to mediate between various packet protocols (such as MGCP, H.323, SIP, and H.248) and global PSTN signaling protocols (SS7, PRI, CAS R1/R2) and variants gives service providers the flexibility to fully utilize existing resources and deliver a wide variety of enhanced services via any type of network. Additionally, Dialogic provides a gradual migration strategy that leverages existing service investment and provides a clear path to an all-IP based IMS network.
Deploying New Services on a Single Platform
The open-standards, multi-protocol, multi-services ControlSwitch System enables new services to be implemented dynamically throughout the entire network; that is, service providers can deploy new services and solutions without the overhead of running multiple disparate networks or incurring downtime to reconfigure the network. Additional processing capacity is added using Common Off-the-Shelf (COTS) computing platforms.
For an illustration of a multi-service ControlSwitch System deployment, see the illustration on this page.
Multi-Service ControlSwitch System Deployment
The ControlSwitch System includes a service delivery platform based on programmable, configurable, and dynamic loading of XML service scripts. This empowers customers to design, develop, deploy, activate, and tailor their service offerings on the fly, thus gaining control of their market differentiation.
The rapid creation of a wide range of differentiated enhanced services can be delivered from both the ControlSwitch System and third-party application servers.