In the Southeast Asia (SEA) and Oceania regions, Ericsson’s Mobility Report for June 2016 showed that most mobile operators and service providers are transitioning their customers to the cloud and leveraging long-term evolution (LTE) to power their network communications. As the demand for a cloud native, all-IP voice, and messaging communication system continues to grow at a rapid rate, mobile operators and service providers are transforming their networks to enable Voice Over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) services. Through VoLTE, business customers can significantly improve connectivity and experience call quality that is superior to 3G or 2G connections.
As a leading provider of cloud-native communications software, Metaswitch is helping service providers in the Southeast Asian region enable the development and delivery of VoLTE services by deploying Perimeta session border controllers (SBC). The deployment of Metaswitch Perimeta supports VoLTE peering between Thailand’s largest mobile phone carrier, AIS, and other network operators in the SEA region.
Enhancing the Quality of the VoLTE Experience for SEA Subscribers
“VoLTE peering offered by our own network and others will enable the rapid proliferation of VoLTE services in the SEA region,” said Kriengsak Wanichnatee, the Chief Technology Officer at AIS. “Perimeta’s high performance, unsurpassed stability and seamless interoperability with third-party products made our decision to deploy it on our 4G VoLTE network extremely easy. This extension of Perimeta’s role in our network confirms that the platform gives us the confidence and capabilities to rapidly deploy new services and scale quickly as our subscriber base grows.”
With 98 percent nationwide coverage and more than 40 million subscribers, AIS and its subsidiaries provide high-speed mobile network, data communications, international direct dialing, and call center services in various parts of Southeast Asia.
Ian Maclean, the Chief Marketing Officer of Metaswitch, is excited about the advancement of VoLTE and Metaswitch's new partnership with AIS.
“Innovative carriers such as AIS are aggressively seeking to improve the quality of the VoLTE experience for their subscribers by interconnecting their VoLTE service with other operators,” said Maclean. “Our Perimeta session border controller provides the VoLTE peering and roaming features required by tier 1 mobile networks worldwide, with the virtue of delivering industry leading performance in cloud native, virtualized deployments.”
Metaswitch Perimeta enables VoLTE roaming and peering through its best-of-breed functionalities that include:
- 3GPP/GSMA standards compliant - all roaming models supported
- Deep analytics and diagnostics for control and troubleshooting
- Field-tested session initiation protocol (SIP) interoperability
- Industry-leading cloud-native SBC gets roaming faster
- Network-wide licensing ensures optimal use of session investment
Key Features and Capabilities of Metaswitch Perimeta Session Border Controller
Metaswitch Perimeta delivers the security performance needed by cloud environments and large-scale, real-time communications services. As the leading cloud-native carrier-class session border controller (SBC), Perimeta is capable of withstanding any attacks, whether DDOS, fuzzing, or a combination both while processing legitimate traffic at top speed. Additionally, Perimeta includes encryption, authentication, and sophisticated functions such as dynamic blacklisting.
Designed for the cloud, Metaswitch Perimeta performs exceptionally well as a virtualized network function (VNF) with capabilities that deliver the following:
- sophisticated network security;
- advanced management of packet throughput under all load conditions;
- extensive protocol interworking and normalization; and
- complete packet analysis for in-depth problem isolation and repair.
In addition to Perimeta, AIS has also deployed the Metaview Service Assurance Server (SAS) to improve service delivery to its more than 40 million subscribers. SAS facilitates remediation and troubleshooting to solve problems in service delivery and to ensure that service level agreements (SLAs) are being met in virtualized environments.
To learn more about Perimeta session border controller, VoLTE peering and roaming, and other business communication solutions, visit Metaswitch’s official website.
Advanced Info Service (AIS) is the leading mobile phone operator in Thailand. With over 39.87 million customers, AIS provides the best of Internet 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Fiber Broadband to connect businesses to the world. The company's core business include international direct dialing (IDD) services, domestic mobile services, and international roaming services. Headquartered in Bangkok, AIS focuses on providing quality in all dimension including device, network, applications, and services.
Metaswitch, a global leader in cloud-native communications solutions, provides commercial and open-source software that transforms business communications. With 34 years of profitable growth and a global customer base of wireline, wireless, cable, and enterprise network operator and a team of more than 300 employees, Metaswitch helps mobile operators realize the economic and technology benefits of becoming cloud-based and software-centric.
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