DSCI has selected Ulticom's (News - Alert) nSignia eSTP (Edge Signaling Transfer Point) as the foundation of a major switching upgrade project, Ulticom has said.
DSCI Corporation (News - Alert), headquartered in Waltham, Massachusettes is an employee-owned company, which provides integrated communications solutions for business, including voice, data, Internet, and IP
The company is using nSignia eSTP to phase out a class-5 legacy switch in favor of a new switch that supports IP voice and data functionality. This will enable DSCI to migrate to its new IP switch without disrupting or isolating any of its 1,600 customers or making changes to the public network. This is accomplished by employing point-code emulation and alias-point-code features in nSignia eSTP.
A hybrid network element, nSignia eSTP combines advanced routing
, signaling, provisioning and traffic management capabilities. It shifts new value creation from the complex and expensive network core to a flexible, economical architecture on the network edge.
"nSignia eSTP gave us the flexibility to do a gradual transition that's transparent to our customers and partners," said Rick Girardin, DSCI vice president of engineering.
"A flash cutover would have caused too much downtime while we re-provisioned services to our customers. nSignia enables us to spread the transition over a longer period of time so our customers can switch over at their own pace,” added Girardin.
Ulticom's nSignia eSTP offers a point code emulation feature that greatly simplifies the switch migration. The point code emulation uses nSignia eSTP's unique multiple networks feature to create a private network where multiple switches can share the same outside (public network) point code.
"Transitioning to next-generation technology is not just a matter of unplugging one element and replacing it with another," said Osman Duman, Ulticom chief marketing officer.
"Migration from a legacy switch can be complex and disruptive. We are pleased that nSignia eSTP has become an essential part of DSCI's next-generation architecture."
Ulticom provides service essential signaling solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used by leading telecommunication equipment and service providers worldwide to deploy mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services.
Anil Sharma is a TMCnet Contributing Editor