AppTrigger, provider of service broker solutions, today announced the launch of the Ignite Service Broker v11.0. AppTrigger’s latest release of the Ignite Service Broker unleashes the power of TDM Voice Services over long term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks, overcoming the gaps and risks between IMS and LTE development inefficiencies.
As telecom operators evaluate the business case for LTE, there is concern that this next-gen technology doesn’t adequately support their most critical and profitable circuit switch applications such as voice and SMS.
In order to deploy voice services over LTE networks, carriers are forced to accelerate their adoption of IMS for voice, or use expensive, resource-intensive solutions such as voice over LTE via generic access (VoLGA) architecture, or deploying a separate 2G and 3G network for voice and 4G network for data services.
“The promise of advanced data services that LTE brings carriers comes with deployment challenges,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at AppTrigger. “AppTrigger’s Ignite Service Broker connects critical revenue generating legacy applications such as TDM voice or SMS to any NGN architecture, including IMS and LTE, providing operators with tremendous CapEx and OpEx savings and without re-inventing the wheel yet again.”
Service brokers, a network element that resides between the service layer and the converging network, are traditionally decoupled from the core switch and the service execution or service creation environment. Service brokers efficiently manage service interaction and network orchestration with key features such as IM-SSF, SCIM, IN to IN Trigger Management, Protocol/Call Flow Management and Subscriber Data Management Interaction. AppTrigger’s Ignite service broker enables carriers to preserve their investments in legacy applications by running them on next generation networks, including LTE.