Tecore Offers Local IP Switching Across Backhaul Platforms
Published on: 3rd Dec 2007
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Tecore has announced the immediate availability of peer to peer IP local switching across its entire portfolio of GSM, CDMA and multi protocol core and radio access network products. This feature is a critical component for rural and remote cellular operators, who need to minimize total cost of network ownership and optimize the use of backhaul bandwidth.
Traditionally, rural and remote cellular operators utilize leased lines for backhaul and connectivity to the PSTN. Where a leased line is not feasible, the alternative is an even higher priced satellite connection. Any call on the network transits this infrastructure. Thus, calls originating and terminating on the network ("on-net") result in unnecessary backhaul expense and latency.
Tecore's core network products, and radio access infrastructure including CDMA and GSM base stations, provide the option for optimal connection of IP bearer traffic. On-net calls can be routed directly via IP, avoiding the use of the backhaul network, generating savings for the operator and performance improvements for subscribers. Operators can choose to offer reduced rates for on-net calls, providing an incentive for subscribers to refer others to join, and further increasing revenue and customer loyalty while reducing costs. Local switching via IP joins a powerful list of cost-saving features in Tecore's portfolio, which include: leased line avoidance through the use of existing spectrum to deliver backhaul traffic; and extended-range GSM base stations capable of quadrupling standard cell radius and reducing the need for infrastructure in remote environments.
"Tecore has a proud history of enabling regional cellular operators with the same technology available to global carriers," said Casey Joseph, Chief Technology Officer, Tecore. "Our product introductions have demonstrated that we understand their requirements and areas for optimization. The addition of local IP switching continues our commitment to this marketplace."